Blood & Lymph Cleanse part 4 of 6
The Lymph and the Blood play important roles in detoxification in our bodies. The Lymph system is composed of lymph glands & nodes, the spleen, thymus and tonsils. It carries wastes that the cells excrete into the blood stream where it is detoxified and eliminated. Lymph contains white blood cells and antibodies that combat infections and remove infections. Blood supplies oxygen to all cells in our body, transports hormones and vital nutrients (vitamins, minerals, etc.) If toxins build up in our blood and lymph, our health suffers and diseases like immune deficiency could result.
An important part of cleansing the blood and lymph are a proper diet-add onions garlic, fresh fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of fresh, clean water. Adding herbal teas & bathes will help flush out toxins & waste into the blood and lymph excreted through the urine. One of my favorite herbs for this is Red Clover, a perennial plant found most everywhere.
Red Clover is a very nutritive herb containing calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine and Vitamin C. It also contains Isoflavones, a chemical that acts like estrogen in the body which has been heavily researched. Findings are that Red Clover’s effects on menopausal women reduces hot flashes, night sweats and other symptoms. They also found that Red Clover helps with cardiovascular system by increasing blood flow, improving arterial flexibility and helps prevent blood clotting. There has been some evidence that Red Clover may help with certain cancers, but should be avoided in estrogen related cancers, like breast cancer. Pregnant or nursing women, and persons taking blood thinning medications should avoid Red Clover. No serious side effects have been reported with using this herb.
Essential Oils for Baths: Lymph- Geranium, Juniper & Black Pepper
Blood- Rosemary, Cypress & Vetiver
Detox Infusion Tea: Elder Flower, Horsetail, Lemon Balm, Oat Straw & Red Clover
Detox Decoction Tea: Burdock Root, Cloves, Hawthorn Berry, Pau’d’Arco, Red Root & Sarsaparilla
Make your own blend or come into Ubiquitous Journey www.ubjourney.com and we can make a blend for you. I will be available on Tuesday’s from 2/28 – 3/27 from 6pm-7pm for Ask the Herbalist and my new Herbal Study Series.