The thyroid gland is the one that regulates the production of thyroid hormones that affects various metabolic processes in the body, such as tissue development, protein synthesis, differentiation of cell growth, brain function, fertility, and hormone balance, vitamin absorption, and other vital functions in the body.
These thyroid functions can be affected by toxins and inflammation which dictates a leaky gut, thus increasing your risk of thyroid problems. Some of the known root causes of thyroid issues are food intolerances, imbalanced diet, stressors, and lack of protective plants in our diet.
How Do Essential Oils Help Our Thyroid?
For thousands of years, the use of essential oils has been an effective strategy for thyroid problems. Essential oils are loaded with antioxidants that are good for the body and help bring down inflammation. It can help get to the root of many of thyroid imbalances, especially stress – thereby balancing the body and thyroid functions.
Clary Sage Oil
Clary sage oil can help you fall asleep and lower your anxiety levels. To calm your nerves, you just need to add 2-3 drops to a pot of boiling water and breathe in deeply. You can also inhale it directly from the bottle.
Cedar Wood Oil
This oil can help you lower your body’s levels of sweating while boosting your immune system and allowing you to have a good night sleep.
Blend 4-5 drops of cedarwood oil with almond oil and apply on neck, temple, and the chest region. Doing this will induce relaxation and sleep.
Jasmine oil can greatly help with exhaustion and worn-down nerves. It can help your mind and body relax and prevent depression which is often associated with thyroid issues.
You just add a few drops of it to your pillow or use it in your room diffuser to eliminate stress.
Lemon Balm Oil
Due to its powerful antioxidants and inflammatory compounds, this oil can greatly help people suffering from unexplained weight loss, weakness, upset stomach and anxiety.
To provide relief, blend 3-4 drops of this oil in a diffuser or simply inhale it directly from the bottle.
Frankincense essential oil is great for addressing various health issues such as asthma, diabetes, immune health, chronic and inflammatory diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, brain and memory disorders, skin problems, and even cancer!
When it comes to thyroid health, the oil can help soothe inflammation throughout the body and at the same time, stimulating the process of digestion, thereby eliminating symptoms of constipation and boosting brain health.
Dilute the oil with a carrier oil and apply it topically on areas with inflammation.
Rosemary oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can help eliminate inflammation, boost energy levels, and stimulate growth. That’s why, whether you are suffering from fatigue, joint pain, hair loss, or unexplained weight, rosemary is a must-try remedy.
For extra relief, you can topically apply a drop of rosemary oil on the back of your neck and temples. You can also rub small amounts of it into your hair to stimulate hair growth or add it to an oil blend to maintain skin health.
Black Pepper Essential Oil
Aside from being an energy booster, black pepper essential oil can also fight depression, anxiety, inflammation, and toxins which are all common in people with a thyroid imbalance.
Scientifically, myrtle oil has been proven to regulate several processes in the body. Since it helps promote normal body functions, the oil is ideal for treating both hyper- and hypothyroid function.
You can have 5 drops of the oil to your evening bath for stimulating and relaxing effects. Rubbing a few drops of it into your chest and neck is also recommended.
This oil has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It can help reduce the overall inflammation in the body particularly in the neural pathways, blood vessels, and gut, thereby helping the body defends itself against various symptoms of hypothyroidism.
A diluted form of the oil can be applied directly on areas that are inflamed.
Other essential oils that reduce inflammation include the following: