Are there any herbal supplements to help cure an underactive thyroid?

Support immunity 1st. Yes, but seeing a doctor who practices holistic or functional medicine is the best way to manage non-pharmacological approaches to hypothyroidism. Most hypothyroidism results from an imbalanced immune system (th1/th2 imbalance) and adrenal stress. In some cases, it may be corrected without medication. When using medications, consider all your options, including natural thyroid replacement.

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A friend suggested I take maca liquid herbal extract - a few drops of it in water/smoothie to help underactive thyroid, esp before & after period. OK?

No value. If you have an underactive thyroid you need thyroid hormone replacement not maca liquid herbal extract. The dose of thyroxine may not be optimized early in its use and you need your doctor to keep an eye on your dose. If you are already taking thyroid you should take it at bedtime at least one hour after your last feed. Read more...

My friend has underactive thyroid medically due to iodine deficiency, she moved from Africa to the uk, would a diet high in iodine cure the illness?

Possibly . There are no tests to confirm iodine insufficiency. When iodine deficiency is seen in an entire population, it is best managed by ensuring that common foods that people eat contain sufficient levels of iodine.The primary complication of iodine therapy for iodine deficiency is development of hyperthyroidism. This may occur, especially in patients older than 45 years, because of autonomous nodules. Read more...
Perhaps. If the hypothyroidism is actually due to iodine deficiency, then supplementing iodine may cure it. At any rate, i recommend a work up on the uk. The condition must be monitored and may need to be treated with the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine. As with all endocrine problems, this situation needs to be evaluated and followed by an appropriate md. Read more...

Is there a cure for underactive thyroid?

No. Of course, much depends on the underlying cause , but generally, there is no "cure." there is treatment, in the form of supplemental thyroid hormone, called levothyroxine. Read more...
Typically, no. Once the thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone it typically does not regain normal function on its own. Under active thyroid is treated by taking thyroid hormone as a medication so that the amount in the blood becomes normal. Read more...
Although. There are some conditions that cause transient (temporary) low functioning thyroid, and those may reverse on their own (will cure itself)- such sick euthyroid or some phases of thyroiditis. Or rarely in the US, iodine deficiency associated hypothyroidism may be completely reversed with eating iodine supplemented food. Read more...