Herbal Treatments Supporting Healthy Lymphatic Systems
Common herbs that can be used to support the health of lymphatic system include Echinacea, Calendula, Burdock, Red Clover, Queens Root and Poke root. These herbal remedies help to support the immune system. Echinacea particularly stimulates white blood cell production which is important in fighting off infection. Burdock is useful for treating a blocked lymphatic system. It is a lymph fluid purifier and helps the body to eliminate toxic metabolic waste products. The other herbal remedies mentioned here help to stimulate the action of the lymphatic system and lymphatic organs. Herbal remedies should not be used without consulting you physician first. Herbal preparations can interfere with your current medications, cause an allergic reaction in some sensitive people and can cause side effects.
In conclusion, the lymphatic system plays a vital role in the body. Ensuring its optimal health by nourishing it with the right foods, improving flow through exercise and massage are key lifestyle changes we all can make. Lymphedema is caused by a blockage within the lymphatic system. It causes a build of fluid in body tissues resulting in swelling, pain and loss of movement. It is quite a common occurrence that requires medical intervention. The lymph nodes filter out viruses, bacteria, cancer cells and metabolic waste products, hence ensuring their health is vital. The lymph system sadly is often the cause of cancer cells being spread throughout the body causing what is commonly known as metastases. (Cancer spreads from the primary cancer to other organs throughout the body). If you are experiencing swelling of any tissue in any part of your body of unknown cause, consult your doctor immediately.