Most people are not aware of the term lymphatic drainage or even the lymphatic system itself. The lymphatic system is an integral part of our circulatory and immune system and contains a network of lymphatic vessels that carry a fluid known as lymph. Lymph is a fluid not unlike blood plasma, and has the responsibility of returning proteins and interstitial fluid to the bloodstream.
As many scientific studies have proven, the lymphatic system is just as important as our circulatory system. It can control inflammation and heal tissues, but it is often clogged with lymph due to our physical inactivity which results in a weakened immune system and tumors in the lymph nodes. Besides regular exercise, you also need to perform lymphatic drainage every once in a while in order to keep your health in check.
The lymphatic system cleans the fluid surrounding the cells from waste which allows the cells to work properly. Clogged lymphatic system is very dangerous and has been associated with MS, inflammation, fatigue, fibromyalgia, bloating, body aches and other problems.
How to drain your lymphatic system with castor oil
Dr. David Williams is a well-known doctor that has been using natural remedies to treat his patients for a long time. Although he admits that there’s no drug that can clean the lymphatic system, he recommends using castor oil as the next best thing.
All you need to do is rub some castor oil on different skin parts, or apply a castor oil pack on your abdomen to stimulate the movement of lymph through your body. To prepare the pack, soak a cloth in castor oil and fold it a few times, then apply it on the abdomen and leave it to work overnight. This will boost your lymph circulation and improve your health on many levels.
Draining the lymphatic system with herbs
Several herbs and herbal teas can drain the lymphatic system and keep the lymph moving. Echinacea is one of the most effective herbs for your lymphatic system and can easily boost your immune system as well. This herb can relieve inflammation in your body while protecting it from bacteria, viruses and fungi, and will strengthen the macrophages in your lymph nodes, which are special types of cells that can remove toxins from the lymph.
Saunas are another great way of cleaning the lymphatic system. Using a sauna regularly will make you sweat out the toxins in your body and keep the lymphatic system clean as a whistle.