Chinese Herbs to Treat Thyroid Nodules? I Don’t Think So.

Chinese Herbs to Treat Thyroid Nodules? I Don’t Think So.

Chinese Herbs to Treat Thyroid Nodules? I Don’t Think So.

Chinese Herbs to Treat Thyroid Nodules? I Don’t Think So.

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To assess the effects of Chinese herbal medicines in the treatment of benign thyroid nodules in adults.

We could identify only one randomised controlled trial involving 152 participants with benign thyroid nodules. The intervention group (98 participants) was treated with a combination of two Chinese herbal medicines, and no treatment was given to the control group (54 participants). The duration of treatment was three months, and overall follow‐up six months.

Key results: No effect of the Chinese herbs.

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The overall quality of the included study was unclear or low.

 

 

 

Authors’ conclusions: Firm evidence cannot be found to support or refute the use of Chinese herbal medicines for benign thyroid nodules in adults.

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