Bugleweed is specific for an overactive thyroid, especially when symptoms include shortness of breath, palpitations, and shaking.The lithospermic acid in bugleweed is believed to decrease certain hormones, especially the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T3). This compound also keeps antibodies from binding to and "burning out" cells in an overactive thyroid gland. By moderating estrogen levels, bugleweed may help relieve cyclic breast pain in women.
The nerve-calming and vasoconstrictor actions of bugleweed make it useful for pain reliefin situations that involve irritability and tension. It does not contain salicylates, so it can be used for pain relief in those sensitive to them.
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