Advanced Aromatherapy : Lymphatic System
In your first sheet on essential body systems, you’ll be introduced to your lymphatic system and the specific essential oils to use when things go wrong.
Your lymphatic system works closely with your circulatory system and performs three important roles : it helps to maintain correct fluid balance in body tissues by draining excess fluids; it absorbs fat and fat-soluble substances from the digestive track; and it aids the body’s defence systems by filtering foreign substances such as micro-organisms from lymph fluid. Lymph organs also produce cells, such as lymphocytes, that destroy foreign substances.
It’s easy to see why, when your lymphatic system is not working well, you’d suffer from certain ailments. Unlike blood, which is pumped round the body by the heart, lymph relies on the pressure exerted by the normal activity of surrounding muscles. When lymph flow becomes stagnant this leads to a build up of waste, toxins and excess fluids in your body.
Your lymphatic system is an intricate network that requires maintenance.
Essential Oils for Your Lymphatic System
Your lymphatic system works closely with your circulator system; therefore, essential oils that stimulate the circulatory system will also stimulate the lymphatics.
- Stimulants – Rosemary and Eucalyptus stimulate a poor circulation; it is the blue gum variety of eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) that should be used. Two other useful circulatory stimulants, not given in your essential oils, are ginger (Zingiber officinale) and black pepper (Piper nigrum). But do be ware that black pepper irritates the skin if used in high quantities. Oils with diuretic properties accelerate lymph flow.
- Diuretics – Geranium, lemon, patchouli, sweet fennel and juniper speed up the flow of lymph. Essential oils that help to fight infection support the role of your lymphatic system in immunity; most of them also help to stimulate the production of while blood cells.
- Infection Fighters : Bergamot, chamomile, lavender, rosemary, lemon, sandalwood, thyme, and tea tree are among the oils in your collection that are known to have anti-infectious properties.
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