Cleavers (clivers or goosegrass): This herb has been used for centuries to stimulate and help flush out toxins, decrease congestion, and reduce swelling in the lymphatic system.(6)
Manjistha: This herb is best known known for its ability to penetrate deep into the body tissues where toxins accumulate.
It then binds with these toxins and essentially neutralizes them and their damaging effects.
It also helps with removing toxins from the blood as well as cleansing your lymphatic system, liver, kidneys and all other major organs. (7)
Astragalus: This herb can help release congestion and reduce swelling, especially when used with Echinacea. (8)
Bupleurum and rehmannia: These herbs are used in Chinese medicine to treat lymphatic conditions and maintain an efficiently running lymphatic system by naturally removing toxins from deep within your body.
Spanish Black Radish: This herb is shown in studies to induce the body’s detoxification enzymes and support healthy liver and gallbladder function.
It further helps to promote healthy digestion, which in turn, also helps with effective detoxification through the lymph nodes connected at your gut. (9)
Another way help improve lymphatic drainage and ensure healthy lymph function is with the use of enzymes.
Enzymes help break down food and to expedite numerous metabolic processes. They are also essential for helping your body to clear toxic-waste buildup in your lymph and blood.
Take enzymes between meals to help your body digest and breakdown any organic “debris” and toxins in your circulatory and lymph systems, which will help increase lymphatic flow.
Another key action of enzymes is that they can help “ease the burden of allergy-like compounds, freeing the immune fractions traveling in the lymph system for other work,” according to Chalkboard Magazine. (10)
7. Dry Skin Brushing
Your skin is the largest organ on your body. Dry skin brushing is exactly what it sounds like. You run a dry, soft-bristle brush over your bare skin.
Many beauty blogs recommend brushing your limbs and torso, always motioning toward your heart.
Do this for a few minutes every day to increase blood flow and circulation, which will help your body and lymphatic system clear away toxins.