Although the lymphatic system is often overlooked, it is essential part of the body.  It is made of tissues and organs that work in synergy to flush out toxic matter, waste, and other unwanted materials from the system.

 

danger signs

 

Given that the lymph fluid contains white blood cells which have critical role in fighting off infections, keeping a healthy lymphatic system is of utmost importance.

Common symptoms of a congested lymphatic system:

Soreness and/or stiffness in the morning
Rings get tight on fingers
Itchy skin
Feeling tired
Swollen glands
Bloating / Holding on to water
Brain fog
Weight gain and extra belly fat
Dry skin
Low immunity
Mild rash or acne
Breast swelling or soreness with each cycle
Mild headaches
Hypersensitivity
Occasional constipation, diarrhea, and/or mucus in the stool
Elevated histamine and irritation due to common environmental allergens
The major causes of lymphatic congestion

Even though there are many factors which can contribute the lymphatic system and lymph nodes to become congested, these factors are considered as the main causes:

Stress

In more than 80% of chronic health issues, stress has been considered as the main cause. The chemistry of stress is lymph congesting and degenerative.

Digestive imbalances

They can irritate intestinal villi, the main reason for lymph congestion. The fact that the majority of the lymph in the body surrounds the gut indicates that the quality of the villi is essential for proper lymph flow, assimilation, immunity, and detoxification.

Iodine deficiency

This is also a common cause of lymphatic congestion. Iodine supports the lymphatic system at the cellular level and helps to mitigate the effects of a toxic environment.

Constricting clothings can impede normal lymphatic flow. One of the largest clusters of lymph nodes is located in the upper chest area and armpit. Those nodes can act as a source of drainage for the upper chest, arm, and breast. If the underwire is too restrictive or the bra is too tight, this can prevent normal drainage, and the lymph is constricted. According to some researchers, eventually this will result in long-term impairment of the lymphatic function and can cause breast cancer, fibrocystic breast tissue, and swollen lymph nodes.

3-day lymphatic detox to improve lymph health

If you have experienced at least three of the symptoms we mentioned above, a lymphatic detox will be extremely beneficial for you. In a case you encounter more than five of the symptoms you definitely need a lymphatic detox. In order to drain your lymphatic fluids, all you need is three days.

Drink Plenty of Fluid
Since lymph is 95% water, dehydration is one of the most common causes of lymph congestion. Without proper amounts of water, lymphatic fluid is not able to flow properly. Make sure to stay hydrated by drinking water half your weight in ounces on a daily basis. Water, herbal teas, broths, freshly-extracted juices are all great fluids which will help your lymphatic system moving. Always add lemon to your water and juices in order to mineralize the body and the lymph and to have deeper cleansing. Consuming green vegetable juices can cleanse all your detox organs, including lymphatic system.

Herbs
A number of herbs have proven its effectiveness in improving lymphatic health due to their ability to increase lymphatic flow and clear the toxic substances.

Drink these herbal teas and will effectively detoxify the lymph:

Red root is a herb that is useful in reducing swollen lymph nodes. It is used to reduce cysts, treat lymphatic congestion, supply the tissues with nutrients, and relieve the stagnation of fluids.

Cleavers is herb that can help dissolve cysts and reduce the swelling of lymph nodes. Being diuretic, it can help the body eliminate wastes from the lymphatic system through urination. Also, it is used to dissolve kidney stones.

Echinacea can cleanse the lymph fluid, thus supporting immunity. It can activate macrophages against tumor cells and invading microorganisms. Moreover, it can increase the production of T-lymphocyte, cells that are responsible for cleaning up the extra-cellular fluids during chronic illness.

Red clover has the ability to increase circulation, thus reducing inflammation and detoxify the body.

Manjistha can support lymph flow and detoxify the tissue.

source : recipesfornaturalremedies.com