In a society overloaded with messages and stimuli, our spleens tend to suffer. But through right-action, we can nurture our spleens into abundant health.
Ginger is vital for spleen support (the compound gingerol helps to relax blood vessels and stimulate blood flow). Given that the spleen is so important to our blood, providing the body with sufficient gingerol, will effectively lower blood pressure and reduce blood clotting. Keep fresh ginger on hand at all times and use it freely in juices, salads, stir-fry, soups and dressings.
Physical symptoms of Spleen imbalances.
The spleen filters blood and removes abnormal blood cells, as well as making disease-fighting components of the immune system. Since the spleen is involved in so many bodily functions, it is vulnerable to a range of disorders including splenomegaly, hypersplenism and splenic rupture.
The spleen is the organ of moderation & harmonization. Excesses and deficiencies of all kinds, mentally, emotionally, dietarily, and with lifestyle habits, have detrimental influences on the spleen and the numerous organs that it affects.
Your lymphatic system is a compilation of tissues and organs that rid your body of waste, toxins, and other non-beneficial materials. Your “lymph” is a powerful fluid that contains white blood cells, the little warriors that fight infections. According to Western Medicine, the spleen keeps your bodily fluids in balance, yet it is possible to live without it. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers similar ideas, yet expands upon these premises.
Continual excesses of these food groups over time can lead to the more serious conditions mentioned below.