Most people have never heard of lymphatic drainage or even the lymphatic system because it is not frequently talked about, however, in 2012 researchers at USC made this statement: “… the lymphatic system is no less essential than the blood circulatory system for human health and well-being.”
Researchers found that the lymphatic system is vital for both tissue repair and controlling inflammation in most organs of the human body. The improper drainage of the lymphatic system results in an impaired immune system or even tumors in the lymph nodes. The lymphatic system cleanses the fluid that surrounds the cells in your body by removing impurities and waste products. This helps cells in the body to function properly. An unhealthy lymphatic system can lead to serious health problems such as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, aches, and pains, bloating and problems with digestion.
According to Dr. David Williams, who has traveled the world investigating natural treatments for almost every major health concern, says “no drug exists that can improve lymphatic flow; however, the job can easily be handled through the topical application of Castor oil. ” Castor oil has been around for centuries and dates back to its use in Egypt over 3,500 years ago. Castor oil effectively supports the body’s natural detoxification abilities, is inexpensive and a gentle way to detox. Traditionally used in alternative medical practices such as Ayurvedic therapy, the use of castor oil is widespread. Today, many medical experts around the world recommend individuals to use castor oil packs to help detoxify their bodies.
Castor oil packs have the ability to promote both the circulation of blood around an organ and an area of the body as well as increase the flow of fluids through the lymphatic system. Lymphatic congestion is a major factor leading to inflammation and disease. Lymphocytes are your immune system’s disease-fighting cells and are produced and stored mainly in your lymphatic tissue (thymus gland, spleen, and lymph nodes). Hundreds of miles of lymphatic tubules allow waste to be collected from your tissues and transported to your blood for elimination, a process referred to as lymphatic drainage. When your lymphatic system is not working properly, waste and toxins can build up and make you sick.
Castor oil packs also provide time of quiet relaxation, which also has health benefits. When castor oil is absorbed through your skin your lymphocyte count increases. Increased lymphocytes speed up the removal of toxins from your tissues, which promotes healing.
Uses for Castor Oil packs:
Thyroid cysts and nodules
Non-cancerous uterine fibroids
Gallbladder inflammation or stones
Conditions with poor elimination
Headaches and migraines
Cysts in the breast tissue
General liver detoxification
Castor oil packs are not recommended for pregnant women, those with IBS or Colitis. For information on how to use a castor oil pack, click here.