Treating diseases of the lymphatic system benefits persons with many types of medical complaints.
Castor Oil Lymph: What is the Lymphatic System?
The lymphatic system is the route of passage for lymph fluid and white blood cells in the body. It works with the blood circulatory system.
Diseases of the lymphatic system can result in problems such as upper respiratory tract infections, Crohn’s disease and appendicitis.
Regional Lymph Nodes-Image via Wikipedia
Castor Oil Lymph: Signs of Disease
Obvious signs that something is wrong with the lymphatic system include swollen lymph nodes, swollen joints and chronic fluid retention.
Treatment of disorders of the lymphatic system can be done using natural remedies.
One of the natural remedies used for treating disorders of the lymphatic system is castor oil.
Lymphatic System-Image via Wikipedia
Castor Oil Lymph: Using Castor Oil to Treat Lymphatic Disorders
Castor oil is obtained from the seeds of the castor plant, which is native to India. India is the world’s largest producer of castor oil.
To treat problems associated with a poorly functioning lymphatic system, castor oil is applied to the skin, such as the skin of the abdomen or the feet. Some persons take castor oil orally but this is the least recommended method, since castor oil can cause severe diarrhea.
Castor oil packs, and massage, are used to apply castor oil. When castor oil is massaged into the skin, it should be done in the direction of flow of the lymphatic system.
Massage-Image by Grand Velas Resort via Flickr
AIDs patients have been able to increase their T-cell counts by using castor oil. T helper cells are a type of white blood cells. They are attacked by HIV.
Castor oil absorbed through the skin has been shown to increase the number of white blood cells present in the body.
Lymph Nodes and Lymph Vessels-Image via Wikipedia
Castor oil has also been shown to decrease the size of swollen lymph nodes and improve lymphatic drainage.
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