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:
- Bugleweed may interfere with antithyroid and thyroid hormone medicines and lower blood sugar levels.
- People taking iodine supplements should talk to their doctor before taking bugleweed. It may change the way your body processes iodine.
- Bugleweed may affect hormones. It should not be taken during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.