Swollen lymph nodes are a common problem that may be the result of a viral or bacterial infection. They occur in a variety of locations throughout the body and are most often found around the neck or armpits.
Using essential oils for swollen lymph nodes is a great way to help with this condition. These oils are formulated to aid with lymph flow and have proven to be effective at reducing swelling from sprains, strains, infections, bruising or injuries, chronic conditions, poor lifestyle choices, insect bites and stings.
Oregano oil (Origanum vulgare) is high in thymol and carvacrol, two powerful anti-viral compounds that kill pathogenic viruses and bacteria that may be causing swollen lymph nodes. It can also help in preventing the spread of any underlying infection and boosts the immune system.
Fennel oil (Foeniculum vulgare) is another essential oil that can be used for swollen lymph nodes. Its health benefits include strengthening the immune system, promoting the healthy development of a weakened lymphatic system and helping in the elimination of toxins from the body.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) is a powerful lymphatic cleanser that stimulates the lymphatic system and helps detoxify the body. It has an excellent soothing and calming effect on the skin and can be massaged into the swollen lymph nodes to help reduce inflammation.
Cedar and Angelica Root (Cedrus atlantica) are also a good choice of essential oils to use for swollen lymph nodes as they have strong monoterpene content that helps improve the blood circulation and drains fluid from the body.