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Herbs For The Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system is a part of our major “garbage-disposal” as well as our immune system. Its function is to filter the blood, produce white blood cells, protect against disease, and return protein to the cardiovascular system, and so much more. The lymphatic system includes the spleen, thymus, appendix, tonsils, lymph nodes, lymph vessel and fluid. If the lymphatic system becomes congested it can cause the beginning of many diseases, such as allergies, sinusitis, arthritis, cancer, colitis, lupus, obesity and skin disorders. It can also be the cause of fluid retention, loss of energy, constipation, congested sinuses, low back pain, aches and pains and a general sluggish feeling.
Eating green leafy vegetables, watercress, celery, okra, apples all contribute to a healthy functioning lymphatic system. Potato peel broth, celery juice, blue violet tea, parsley juice, carrot juice and apple juice are wonderful to alkalize the lymphatic fluid. Herbs such as blue violet, cleavers, chaparral, burdock, echinacea, blue flag, poke root, red clover, red root, goldenseal, yellowdock, cayenne, mullein, and black walnut cleanse and support the lymphatic system.
Jumping on a trampoline, saunas, steam bath, Epsom salt bath, lymphatic massages, skin brushing, all these activities help speed up a sluggish lymph circulation.
The herbs in this herbal extract formula are known to stimulate lymph and inter-tissue fluid circulation and have shown to be effective in case of enlarged glands, tonsil inflammation and sore throat.
For your next massage why not use the Lymph Clear Oil for a complete lymphatic treatment. A regular lymphatic massage is the best way to prevent many diseases, such as breast cancer. If you suffer from water retention, swollen ankles, cellulite, etc. this oil blend may enhance your lymphatic treatments.
The herbs in this tea formula are known body purifiers and work directly with the liver, kidneys and lymphatic system. This tea is also known to augment the body’s natural defense mechanisms by increasing antibodies and hemoglobin levels.
Lymphatic congestion may indicate a lazy metabolism accompanied by a low thyroid function and weight gain. In this case, no matter what diet is used it would be very hard to lose weight until the glands are cleansed, fed and nourished. If the lymphatic system cannot keep up with the cleansing process, Sea Veggies may be helpful.
If you have lymphatic problems, cleansing and boosting the system is very important, but it is also necessary to deal with the mental/emotional elements. The type of person who experiences lymphatic clogging usually lacks the get-up-and-go, is somewhat overweight, slow thinking and slow-moving individual who does very little physical exercise. Lymphatic congestion can make your body think it is tired. Detoxification of the lymph system can give you an overall feeling of balance, clarity and well-being, allowing the natural flow of energy to circulate throughout your body and your life.
Written by Leilah