The lymphatic system is responsible for clearing debris and waste from your cells, and it supports your immune system.
If your lymphatic system gets clogged/congested, waste products and fluids can buildup in the tissues and interstitial fluid contributing to a whole lotta trouble! You can read more about that here: Do you know what your lymph does?
Below is a simple tea using alterative herbs to gently detox your lymph.
Dried Burdock Root (Arctium lappa): cleanses the lipid pathways (lymph) and is sweet, bitter, warm and oily. Burdock has an affinity for the liver, gallbladder, digestive system, kidneys, skin and endocrine system.
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense): this pretty little flower pops up all summer long and is used as a lymph moving herb, natural diuretic, and supports liver cleansing and blood purification.
Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale): natural diuretic that can move stagnant fluid (especially digestive lymph). It’s also hepatic and cholagogue that is used to clear liver congestion and inflammation.
The above herbs are gentle, yet effective. Remember to consult with an herbalist (like me) to get the best ways to support your lymph.
Enjoy the tea!
- ¼ cup red clover blossoms and leaves
- 2 tbsp. burdock root
- 1 tbsp. dandelion root
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker and Herbalist. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.