Six Natural Remedies to Cleanse the Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system is a vital part of the immune system, along with the thymus, bone marrow, spleen, tonsils, appendix and Peyer's patches in the small intestine.
Six Natural Remedies to Cleanse the Lymphatic System

Last update: 21 February, 2021

Cleansing the lymphatic system is one of the objectives of those who want to improve their health and thus, their quality of life. Continue reading to find out how to do it.

For one, you must adopt specific habits, such as drinking plenty of water throughout the day and taking a drinking a specific daily blend. For example, you can supplement it with a daily juice or a shake. You could also do some regular physical activity to sweat and release tension, energy, and even toxins, according to some.

Cleansing the lymphatic system

The human body will carry out every single one of its processes properly as long as you maintain healthy lifestyle habits. However, some people believe certain cases require extra help and propose various cleansing methods.

The truth is you don’t really have to cleanse the lymphatic system as the organism takes care of it. This is why it’s important to adhere to a healthy diet, stay active, and lead a healthy lifestyle in general.

Remedies to detoxify the lymphatic system

The lymphatic system is a network of nodes and glands of the circulatory system through which lymph circulates. The function of this fluid is to free the body from disease and strengthen the immune system.

Some people propose certain remedies to improve the functions of the lymphatic system. However, there’s no scientific evidence to back up this claim.

Let’s see which are the most proposed remedies to cleanse the lymphatic system.

1. Water with lemon juice

A lemon drink.

Lemon is rich in antioxidants so its consumption, in any form, is good for your health as part of a healthy diet.


  • 1 glass of water
  • The juice of ½ a lemon


  • Squeeze the lemon juice
  • Add it to the water (the temperature isn’t important here)
  • Stir it with a spoon and drink

2. Marigold infusion

This plant has soothing antibiotic properties so it could be a good remedy to cleanse the lymphatic system.


  • 1 c. of water 
  • 1 tsp. of marigold flowers 


  • Firstly, boil the water in a pot
  • Then, add the marigold flowers
  • Let it stand until it cools down to room temperature and strain
  • Finally, serve and enjoy

3. Fennel tea

Fennel Tea

Fennel tea relieves digestive discomfort, is a diuretic and, according to popular wisdom, also helps cleanse the lymphatic system.



  • Firstly, add the water and fennel to a pot and let it boil over low heat for five minutes
  • Let it steep until it cools down to room temperature and then, strain

4. Garlic tea with lemon to cleanse the lymphatic system


This drink is supposed to be full of antioxidants and great for the health of the whole organism as well as cleanse the lymphatic system. Some people drink it on an empty stomach because they think it’s more effective.


  • A garlic clove (one or two)
  • A glass of water 
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice 
  • Optional: honey and grated ginger


  • Firstly, boil the water 
  • While the water boils, chop the garlic into tiny pieces to obtain all of its properties while you cook them
  • Once the water boils, add the ginger and garlic
  • Then, keep it in low heat for 15 minutes; then, turn off the heat and let it steep for ten minutes
  • Strain the infusion
  • Then, add the tablespoon of lemon juice and honey to sweeten

5. Turmeric, ginger, and lemon tea

Turmeric lemon ginger tea.

A brew of turmeric, ginger, and lemon juice is a medicinal drink people use to relieve various ailments and maintain their overall health.


  • The juice of ½ a lemon
  • 1 tsp. grated ginger 
  • A c. of water 
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder 


  • Firstly, add the water, turmeric, and ginger to a pot and boil it for five minutes
  • Then, remove from heat, strain the preparation and add the lemon juice

6. Lymphatic massage


In addition to drinking the infusions that we recommend above, try to visit your masseuse at least once a month to receive a lymphatic massage.

This massage involves a soft and circular pressure that stimulates the lymph and facilitates the drainage of the body.

However, we recommend that you seek an experienced, professional masseuse.

What else can you do to cleanse the lymphatic system?

None of the remedies above can “detoxify” or “cleanse” the lymphatic system or any other organ or body system. There’s scientific proof of this. Therefore, consult your doctor before including them in your diet.

In any case, the most important thing is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Medical professionals don’t recommend supporting your well-being via remedies. This is because these aren’t enough for your body to fulfill its functions as it should.

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