The clinical syndrome that results from decreased secretion of thyroid hormone from the thyroid gland. It leads to a slowing of metabolic processes and in its most severe form to the accumulation of mucopolysaccharides in the skin, causing a nonpitting edema termed myxedema. Cretinism is the congenital form leading to abnormalities of intellectual and physical development.

The recommended herbs are:

  • Radix Rehmanniae,
  • Fructus Corni,
  • Rhizoma Dioscoreae,
  • Fructus Lycii,
  • Radix Aconiti Lateralis Preparata,
  • Cortex Cinnamomi,
  • Cornu Cervi Degelatinatum,
  • Carapax et Plastrum,
  • Radix Codonopsis
  • Radix Paeoniae Alba, etc.