As the master gland, considered the ‘data center’ of the body. You’ll see we’ll write a lot on herbs and their relation to the thyroid gland. With health issues all related to thyroid on the rise such as hypothyroidism, etc, we’ll examime which herbs are good or bad for the thyroid.
The college of medicine reported on a study that finds the following. “In observational studies, associations between herbal tea consumption and health showed a reduced risk of thyroid cancer and liver disease from regular herbal tea consumption; other studies found no health risks from drinking herbal tea.” The studies covered herbal teas made from lavender, chamomile, fenugreek, stinging nettle, spearmint, hibiscus, yerba mate and echinacea.
BENEFITS OF HIBISCUS TEA
- Packed With Antioxidants.
- May Help Lower Blood Pressure.
- May Help Lower Blood Fat Levels.
- May Boost Liver Health.
- Could Promote Weight Loss.
- Contains Compounds That May Help Prevent Cancer.
- Could Help Fight Bacteria.
- Flavorful and Easy to Make.
IS HIBISCUS TEA GOOD FOR THE THYROID?
Absolutely. If you look at the core benefits of the hibiscus flower 🌺 there are benefits that really help the thyroid.
- The fact that it is an antioxidant already is an overall health and wellness benefit.
- Believe it or not, if you want to take car of the thyroid, you should also be looking at ensuring healthy liver benefits. Epstein Barr which is correlated with thyroid issues feeds off liver issues. This is important to note. “Thyroxine and tri-iodothyronine are essential for normal organ growth, development and function. These hormones regulate the basal metabolic rate of all cells, including hepatocytes, and thereby modulate hepatic function; the liver in turn metabolizes the thyroid hormones and regulates their systemic endocrine effects.”