Bugleweed is a plant in the mint family. Its leaves and flowers have been used to treat mild hyperthyroidism. It can be taken as a pill or powder. It can also be made into a tea.
There aren’t any advised doses for bugleweed.
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It is likely safe for most people to take bugleweed for a short time. Not enough studies have been done to say whether it is safe to use for a long period.
Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse, such as:
1. Eiling R, Wieland V, et al. [Improvement of symptoms in mild hyperthyroidism with an extract of Lycopus europaeus (Thyreogutt® mono)]. Wien Med Wochenschr. 2013;163(3-4):95-101.
Last reviewed March 2019 by EBSCO CAM Review Board Last Updated: 2/25/2020