When your lymphatic system is clogged, it can lead to many diseases. The body starts trying to remove all the toxins and you may feel headaches, bloating, and cold extremities. In this case, you can help your body and take some action to detoxify the system, thus improving your overall health.
Bright Side decided to study this topic and find ways that will help your lymphatic system to work properly.
1. Herbs to detoxify your body
Herbs are an effective and powerful way to detoxify your lymphatic system. It will help to boost your immunity and reduce inflammation. Here are the herbs that can help you with that:
Echinacea: It is considered one of the most effective herbs when it comes to strengthening immunity.
Milk thistle: It works well if you have problems with the stomach, liver, and kidneys.
Essiac tea: This treatment can be taken by patients with cancer.
Manjistha: It helps to clean out your liver, skin, and blood.
2. Castor oil to purify the system
The procedure is very simple to do. You need to apply castor oil to different parts of your body. To stimulate the lymphatic system, apply it to the lower abdomen. Take a cotton cloth and saturate it with the oil. Apply to the skin. You can leave it there overnight.
3. Sauna to sweat and clean up
The sauna is not just for relaxing in but it can be a perfect way to get rid of toxins through sweating. The heat also increases your heart rate. Both those things help to normalize the lymphatic system.
4. Periodic liver cleanse
Your liver is one of the most important organs in your body as it helps to remove waste and toxins after ingesting unhealthy food and medicine. Use products like garlic, broccoli, beets, walnuts, organic and fermented foods.
5. Hot water for the whole system
The hydration of your body is very important not just for the normal functioning of the lymphatic system, but for the whole body. The best lymph rehydration method is to sip hot, purified water every 15 minutes throughout the day. You can take a thermos to work as well.
6. Dry brushing and Ayurvedic practices
These kinds of practices boost the lymphatic system and detoxify the boy. They help to remove dead cells and open pores of your skin so the toxins can get out better and faster. Apart from positive health results, this affects the beauty and youth of the skin.
7. Exercise and meditation
To boost your immunity and purify the lymphatic system, exercise several times a week. Stretching and yoga can help you to reduce stress and lower blood pressure.
Meditation will calm down not just your thoughts but the whole body, especially if you have a stressful job. Just meditate every day for 10-15 minutes. You can definitely find some time for it.
8. Lymphatic massage at a specialist’s
Lymphatic massage is a good way to drain a body that has lots of fluids. It will help to get rid of toxins and improve blood circulation. It is important, however, to find a good specialist that has a medical education as not to do any harm.
Have you had any problems with your lymphatic system? Do you know of any other useful ways to enhance your lymph nodes? Tell us about it in the comments!
Illustrated by Daniil Shubin for BrightSide.me