Sore throat? Swollen Glands? Try Lymph Tonic Gold!
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on January 5, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
Sore, swollen lymph glands in the throat are a sign that our immune system is being challenged. And they hurt!
The lymphatic system, which contains our lymph glands (nodes), is part of our overall immune system. It’s really the “filtering station” between the blood and our body’s tissue cells. The lymphatic system keeps the fluid in this area clean and free of bacteria, viruses, and metabolic wastes.
The lymph nodes are packed with germ-fighting white blood cells. The white blood cells are our major “defender” cells, so, when we’re faced with a bacterial or viral challenge, a lot of that action takes place in our lymph glands. That’s why they get swollen and feel tender and sore – it means they’re doing their job, protecting you.
You can help them by supporting the flow of lymphatic fluid through them. This provides fresh white blood cells, and also helps make sure that all the debris from the work they’re doing protecting you, is cleared out. If the lymph fluid gets stagnant, then the glands get congested and can’t do their job properly. This makes it harder for them to overcome the challenge – and prolongs how long you don’t feel well!
Lymph Tonic Gold is a synergistic blend of lymph and immune-supporting herbs including Red Root, Stillingia, Astragalus and Ginger. Together, they help promote fresh lymphatic fluid and support your immune system – and get you feeling healthy again, faster!
Lymph Tonic Gold is available online at: http://bit.ly/hFdBhJ
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Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan