Balance Herb Guide
Our balance blend was designed with our favorite Thyroid Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach, Neeyaz Zolfaghari. Our blend contains a synergistic formula of herbs & adaptogens to create a balanced mix of herbs for overall nervous system support. The main adaptogen in this blend, Tulsi, has traditionally been used help support the adrenal and nervous systems, helping to support the balance of the body as a whole.
Adaptogenic Anti-asthmatic Anti-inflammatory Antioxidant Immunomodulating Hepatoprotective
Tulsi, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine since at least 1000BC and has been referred to as “the incomparable one.” It is most known for its adaptogenic qualities, helping the body to adapt to the stresses of everyday life. Research shows holy basil can help with stress-induced symptoms including forgetfulness, exhaustion and insomnia. Holy basil offers important support to the thyroid through supporting the HPA (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal) axis which helps regulate the thyroid. To treat the thyroid effectively, it’s necessary to treat the adrenals and holy basil does a wonderful job of supporting adrenal function and increasing resilience to stress.
Astringent Carminative Hemostatic Antibacterial Hypoglycemic Antioxidant Anti-inflammatory Immunomodulatory Anti-estrogenic
Cinnamon acts as an antioxidant, hypoglycemic and also modulates the immune system. Regulating blood sugar is an important step in supporting the thyroid and cinnamon does this effectively. Studies have shown that elevated blood sugar can affect the conversion of T4 to T3, the more bioactive form of thyroid hormone. Furthermore, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune thyroid condition, is all too common; antioxidants and immunomodulators are essential to treating autoimmune disease. Cinnamon can increase T regulatory cells which help to suppress autoimmunity and had inhibitory effects on advanced glycosylation end products which can increase oxidative stress and inflammation.
Dandelion is widely used in herbal medicine for its lipid-lowering, diuretic, liver-supporting and antioxidant activities. Many individuals with thyroid disease have issues with lipid levels or constipation, two ailments dandelion can effectively treat. Dandelion also has a bitter taste which can stimulate digestive enzymes and transit times which can help with the sluggish digestion that may accompany hypothyroidism. Finally, because dandelion supports the liver in detoxification, and environmental toxins and chemicals can act as an insult on the thyroid, dandelion can aid the body in eliminating toxins that may affect the thyroid’s ability to function optimally.
- Cardiac Tonic
Intoxicating rose is a popular plant that calms the mind and encourage a sense of peace. The aromatics of rose have been shown to decrease moodiness, anxiety, stress and depression. Rose can uplift the spirit and stave off the low mood and sluggishness that often accompany thyroid disease.