When your lymphatic system is clogged, it can lead to many diseases. The body starts trying to remove all the toxins and you may experience headaches, chronic fatigue, and digestive disorders. In this case, you can help your body and take 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.

This article is for informative purposes only. Don’t forget to consult your doctor before trying any of the following tips.

Possible symptoms of lymphatic problems

Among the most common signs of lymphatic dysfunction are the following:

  • Swelling in your arms or legs
  • Changes in skin color
  • Ear pain
  • Problems with breathing and swallowing

You should also pay attention to your lymph nodes. Normally, they should be pea-sized or bean-sized. But if they’re too large, swollen, or painful, this might point to an illness, infection, or stress.

1. Purify the system with castor oil.

The procedure is very simple to do. To stimulate the lymphatic system, take a cotton cloth and saturate it with castor oil, then apply it to the skin of your abdomen. You can also place the cloth directly to your swollen joints or sore muscles.

2. Detoxify your body with herbs.

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.
  • Manjistha: It helps to clean out your liver, skin, and blood.

3. Sweat in a sauna.

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. Cleanse your liver.

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. Drink hot water.

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. Try dry brushing.

Dry brushing boosts the lymphatic system and detoxifies the body by removing dead cells and opening pores of your skin so that toxins can get out better and faster. Apart from positive health results, this affects the beauty and youth of the skin.

7. Do exercises and meditate.

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. Get a lymphatic massage from a specialist.

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 ever had problems with your lymphatic system? Do you know of any other useful ways to make it work more efficiently? Tell us about them in the comments!