This entire month of February, we will focus on lymphatic health and essence protocols that we have used that have made a difference in our lives and the lives of others. This week, we look at essences that support the Lymphatic System. Our favorite essences for Lymphatic support are Laurel Leaf, Ravensara Aromatica, and Galbanum.
To understand why these plants work, we must first look at what the Lymphatic System does in the body. Just under the skin and above the muscle, there is a network of small vessels that drain the lymph fluid from the entire body, and work to help fight illness via bacteria, virus', fungi, or parasites. The major organs associated with this system are the tonsils, lymph nodes, thymus gland, spleen, and bone marrow.
Laurel Leaf works to both balance the water body and strengthen the immune system as an anti-viral and anti-fungal medicine. She helps to promote courage, confidence, and self-esteem by supporting the balance of the emotional waters. Ravensara Aromatica is a natural diuretic, supporting the lymph in draining and the body in releasing water in swollen areas of the body. She also supports a healthy urine flow and respiratory ease. This harmonizer of the water element helps the energetics of honoring the self and feeling connected to all forms of life as one. She is an energetic promoter of resolving self-control issues that lurk in the shadows of the subconscious. Galbanum is a powerful immune system strengthener. She is known as the "Mother Resin" that helps swollen lymph glands and works as a diuretic in the body. She also helps one to resolve problems of the past, let go of rigidity, and balance emotional disharmonies. As the internal world becomes at ease, the excess waters of emotion can find their way out of the body physically. At the same time, by helping the body let go of excess fluids, we can set up a framework for emotional healing. The two are eternally interconnected.
It is best to use essences for one month for every year you have had the symptoms that are being treated. So, if you have experienced lymphatic issues for 1 year, then anoint daily for 1 month for best results. Anoint onto the area of concern, the neck or wrists, or on the bottoms of the feet for best results. Addressing the lymph, you can anoint directly onto the parts of the body retaining water or areas where there are swollen lymph node. For the average adult weight and height, five to ten drops "neat" on the skin is enough to start anointing each essence 2-3 times a day. Always do a test patch on the inner arm to make sure that the essences are not too powerful to anoint "neat" on your skin. If they bring up a healing response, then use the bottoms of the feet to anoint, and meditate on what is coming up and out emotionally for healing.