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Goitre – Symptoms, Causes and Home Remedies

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A goitre is a swelling condition resulting from enlargement of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is in the lower part of the front neck when it causes extreme swelling, it normally known as goitre.

Goitre Symptoms:

  • Painless swelling at the base of neck
  • Excessive cough
  • Difficulty in swallowing and breathing
  • Pressing feeling inside the throat
  • Hoarse voice

Goitre Causes:

  • Iodine deficiency
  • Inflammation of the thyroid gland

Natural Home Remedy Using Flaxseeds:

  1. Take 2 tbsp crushed flaxseeds
  2. Add little water
  3. Mix well and make paste
  4. Apply this on the throat
  5. Wash off after 20 min
  6. Dry with a clean piece of cloth

Natural Home Remedy Using Sorrel Leaves and Olive Oil:

  1. Crush a handful of sorrel leaves
  2. Add 2 tbsp olive oil
  3. Mix well
  4. Apply this paste on the swelling
  5. Wash off after 15 min

Natural Home Remedy Using Dandelion Leaves and Clarified Butter:

  1. Take a handful of dandelion leaves
  2. Crush them to make a paste
  3. Add 2 tsp clarified butter and mix well
  4. Heat the mixture till it turns lukewarm
  5. Apply this paste on affected area
  6. Leave it for 15 min
  7. Do this for 2 weeks


  • Consume food rich in iodine like;
  • Pineapple
  • Carrot
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Oats
  • Whole rice
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Strawberry
  • Guava
  • Cucumber

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