Many people believe that goiter to be a very scary and intimidating disease condition, which is not true! There are many home remedies that can be used to manage goiter.
Goiter is a disease characterized by swelling of the thyroid gland. This swelling is caused by a lack of and excess production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. It is generally not painful but can affect normal body functions.
If you notice that you have:
- Hoarse voice
- Mood swings
- Difficulty swallowing
- Swelling and the base of the neck
- Difficult breathing
- puffy face
You may have a goiter, though you still have to confirm with your doctor because some of these symptoms can manifest in other conditions too.
Let’s look at some home remedies for goiter.
1. Coconut Oil
Virgin coconut oil is rich in high levels of natural fats like lauric acid and triglyceride converted to monolaurin.
Monolaurin is known to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also known to improve metabolism.
How to use
- Add to hot drinks.
- Use as salad dressing and also for cooking.
You should ensure you store the coconut oil in airtight containers as it is a volatile liquid.