Bugleweed is a specific for overactive thyroid, especially when symptoms include shortness of breath, palpitations, and shaking.
The lithospermic acid in bugleweed is believed to decrease levels of 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 relieves cyclic breast pain in women.
Bugleweed is a specific for over-active thyroid glands, especially where the symptoms include tightness of breathing, palpitation and shaking.
Bugleweed will aid the weak heart where there is associated build-up of water in the body. As a sedative cough reliever it will ease irritating coughs, especially when they are of nervous origin.
The nerve calming and vasoconstrictor actions of bugleweed make it useful for pain relief in situations that involve irritability and tension. It does not contain salicylates, so it can be used for pain relief in those with sensitivities to them. Bugleweed is especially useful in cats with overactive thyroid conditions.
It is spoken in some circles of being a great heavy metal detoxifying agent.