The ayurvedic approach to the treatment of this disease is highly individualised. According to Ayurveda, the thyroid function is controlled by Pitta dosha. Pitta or Agni is the fire is responsible for all of the metabolic actions carried out by the thyroid hormones. In Hypothyroidism, the Pitta dosha is covered by Kapha Dosha which diminishes the cellular metabolism. The treatment principle is aimed at removing the coating of Kapha dosha, thus enabling Pitta to perform its function normally.
Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder which occurs when the thyroid becomes damaged of inflamed, thus making it unable to produce enough of the hormone thyroxine.