Akas: Gypsywort, Bugleweed
Grown in: USA
Bugleweed is used in contemporary herbal medicine as a treatment for overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) and breast pain (mastodynia). The lithospermic acid in bugleweed is believed to decrease levels of certain hormones, especially the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4). This compound also keeps antibodies from binding to and “burning out” cells in an overactive thyroid gland. By moderating estrogen levels, bugleweed relieves cyclic breast pain in women.
Don’t use bugleweed as a substitute for medical care for hyperthyroidism and high doses may enlarge the thyroid. Not recommended by pregnant or lactating women.
If you are taking any other herbs or supplements please consult with a qualified healthcare provider before starting any new regimen. If you are pregnant or breast feeding, consult with your physician before taking. Keep out of reach of children uner 12 years and pets.
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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.