10 Natural Home Remedies For Swollen Lymph Nodes (Love #5!)

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4. Echinacea

This is one of the most commonly used immune-boosting herbs in the world. This flowering herb acts like an antibiotic and is so powerful that it is even used in the pharmaceutical industry. Native to North America, the indigenous American people have used this herb for hundreds of years for sore throats, respiratory infections, and all types of breathing problems. Echinacea is one of the best herbs for fighting viruses and bacteria. Drinking a tea from Echinacea is a great way to reduce swollen lymph nodes and strengthen the immune system, which will help remove the foreign invader from the body.

 

5. Honey

Wow, talk about a sweet way to feel better fast! Honey has powerful antibacterial and anti-viral compounds that can offer some serious back-up for your immune system. You can simply swallow a tablespoon of raw, organic honey two or three times each day, or mix the honey in some lemon tea and drink two or three cups each day. You should get almost immediate relief from the pain and swelling of the lymph nodes, and other symptoms, such as a runny nose or sore throat, should disappear in three to five days.  Be sure the honey that you are using is raw and organic, and not the junk they sell in the supermarkets. If you can find Manuka honey, that’s better still. Manuka honey is hands-down the most powerful type of honey available.

 

6.  Spirulina

It might sound strange that algae could help your body, but spirulina is high in protein, antioxidants, and B vitamins, and other things that are simply perfect for your good health. This is perhaps one of the strongest ways that you can naturally reduce the swelling of lymph nodes. Spirulina has powerful anti-inflammatory agents, as well as omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce swollen lymph nodes and help remove bacteria and viruses more easily. Choose organic spirulina, and add some to your morning smoothies. Spirulina is also available in a supplement form, but please speak to your doctor about the proper dosage for your condition.

 

7. Garlic

Garlic is the king of herbs when it comes to swollen lymph nodes. Garlic has strong anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and immune-supporting compounds that can go a long way toward ridding the body of the invader, as well as reducing the load on the lymph system. Slightly crush one or two organic cloves of garlic and swallow them whole. You can add them to some honey if it makes it easier to swallow these strong-tasting herbs. Eating garlic daily can keep you free from most viruses and help your immune system stay strong.

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