Lymphatic Cleansing & Stimulation
Lymphatic congestion or stagnation is
a serious problem for many cancer patients. Undigested
food, infectious material, dead cells, toxins, and other debris
have to be carried off by the lymphatic system. Thickened and
sluggish lymph results in swelling and discomfort.
few people understand the humble working of the lymphatic
system. Basically, the lymphatic system consists of one-way
channels into which excess fluids, called lymph, are absorbed.
This fluid consists of waste materials and some white blood
cells. It is not under pressure and only moves because of
exercise or muscle contraction. Lymph moves towards the heart
where it empties into veins. The two largest areas of lymph
collection are just below the clavicles, areas that are often
swollen or tender due to congestion in the lymphatic system.
The left side carries more fluid than the right, explaining
why so many people experience worse swelling on the left
Many patients suffered from congestion
or conditions such as mastitis before developing cancer.
The lymphatic system benefits from alkalization of the diet
and improved digestion. Dietary improvement and lymphatic
stimulation—massage and exercise—combined with
herbs that aid lymphatic purification support the lymphatic
system's ability to carry off debris. As a general rule,
there will be only minimal improvement in places such as
the axilla or groin until the thoracic duct is freed of stagnation.
do not wear any tight fitting clothing while suffering from
lymphatic congestion! It is also wise to avoid constant pressure
on the same site, such as sleeping in the same position.
Cleavers Tea and Violet Tea
Most lymphatic formulae contain cleavers. Ours consists
of cleavers along
with detoxifying herbs and stimulating spices. This tea is
zesty, stimulating, and gradually cleansing. Patients may
need to drink a quart or more per day for several months
to relieve the body of accumulations that obstruct proper
circulation. During this time, they are advised to avoid
tight fitting apparel and under garments as well as strain
to the areas that are most congested. For example, women
with breast cancer should not carry grocery bags with the
arm on the side of the body that has the malignancy.
Use pure water. When the water begins
to boil, turn off the heat, add the tea, and cover with a lid
to prevent the volatile oils from escaping. Allow the brew
to sit for 10-20 minutes; pour one cup for immediate consumption
and place the rest in a stainless steel or glass (not plastic)
thermos for later consumption.
The tea should
be tasty, i.e., neither too bland nor too intense. It should
be consumed while warm. Do not reheat the tea once it
has been made as this affects the volatile oils that are
so valuable for proper internal hygiene and peristalsis.
Syrup is one of our historic re-creations. Dr.
Eli Jones said that the formula supports the appetite and
strength, particularly in older patients. He used
it with breast cancer patients whose breasts are hard "like
cheese." He also used it for tumors of the throat,
uterus, and rectum as well as for patients with tongue
cancer but he added potassium iodide for these patients.
He recommended that patients take one teaspoonful after
each meal. It contains poke root, gentian, and dandelion
in a honey-based syrup.
Cerate Belladonna and Phytolacca Cerate are also
historic re-creations based on the work of Dr. Jones.
He recommended this product for recurrences in the scar
tissue of breast cancer where the lump is hard and knotty.
He often advised augmenting the effect with homeopathic
Calcarea fluoride, 6x.
Another possible approach
is to rub 2-3 drops of bay
laurel essential oil into the lymph nodes for three
weeks. Immediate relief is often experienced, but prolonged
use can be irritating. We added this oil as well as essential
oils of lemon and lime to our Phytolacca
Dr. Jones had a theory
that cancer is aggravated by vaccination. He used thuja
the effects of vaccine. We produce the original
Jones formula under the name of Algonquin
Drops. It contains thuja as well as poke root for lymphatic
and glandular stimulation and baptisia (wild indigo) for
infection and fetid discharges.
Drops was developed in a manner that would address
several lymphatic issues simultaneously: infection, immunity,
toxicity, and lymphatic stagnation.