Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Ginger Tea
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Sea Salt
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Castor Oil
- Castleman's Disease
- Castor Oil
- Clay Baths, Castor Oil
- Dietary Changes, Castor Oil Packs
- General Feedback
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Multiple Remedies
- Oil Pulling
- Remedies Needed
- Swollen Gland Remedies
- Ted's Remedies
- Ted's Remedies Reader Feedback
- Vitamin C
- Yoga, Movement or Exercise
05/25/2013: Alexis from Albuquerque: "I was hoping for help. I have been have the same side effects and looked all over google to see if anything would help. I went to the doctor On Monday and they put me on Meds to see if it would help and so..."
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Apple Cider Vinegar for Swollen Lymph Nodes
Home Remedy Ingredients:
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 Teaspoon
- Filtered Water - Large Glass
To reduce the swelling lymph nodes, try an ACV tonic—one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (ACV) in a large glass of water (honey optional).
[YEA] 11/15/2006: Tracee from Boise, Idaho: "I was wondering if there is anybody who might be able to answer a question for me..I am a 30 year old female.. I smoked cigarettes for 15 years and just recently quit.. About 3 months ago I went to the doctor because I have extremely swollen lymph nodes and was in pain every day because of it..I have been put on all sorts of antibiotics,and nothing has worked.. I am getting very worried its cancer.. They have run at least 10 tests, and the lymph nodes haven't decreased, even after quitting smoking and being on all of these antibiotics.. Do you know of anything at all that I might be able to take the swelling down and get rid of the infection? Thank you for your time,Tracee"Replies
[YEA] 07/11/2007: Cherie from Brockville, Ontario,canada replies: "This is to 11/15/2006: Tracee from Boise, Idaho who is inquiring about remedies to help with her swollen lymph nodes.
This of course is just my experience but wanted to share it since it was pretty profound for me and am still amazed.
Tracee you could try using the Apple Cider Vinegar for your swollen lymph nodes. I originally started to take it for my sinuses and by the next day of using it my lymph nodes were smaller by far. I have had swollen lymph nodes for as long as I can remember and have just come to be used to it so when I noticed them shrunk it was kinda weird. I cant believe that this ACV worked just from one day!! You have nothing to lose by trying it so all I can say is good luck if you decide to. Oh and as a side note my lymph nodes would swell any time I was doing some kind of detoxing. And like you they got worse when I stopped putting unhealthy things in my body mine being certain foods and alcohol. I believe that this is due to the extra toxins and things coming out at a faster rate and the lymph nodes job being one of filtering. When you detox and eat smarter it gives your body more power to do its job of riding itself of these toxins and unfortunately it works the lymph nodes extra hard. If you want to know how much of the ACV I was using it was only a table spoon for the first day then I decided to take about 3 by putting it in my water that I take to work which is about 3 or so liters. It actual quenches my thirst better and don't need to drink as much water as I used too. I think my problem was dry mouth that made me drink more and I think that was due to yeast. I'm still working on riding my body of yeast and parasites. This weekend I start the Paracleans so it should be interesting lol. Oh and another thing is that I stopped taking one of my medications I have had to take now for 4 years. This is all due to the ACV!! And I have many other things that have happened from the ACV but wont put it here since this is getting very long. God knew what he was doing when he gave us ACV.
Take care Tracee and the best of health to you!! Cher%uFFFDe in Canada."
[YEA] 01/16/2008: Skai from Jacksonville, U.S.A. replies: "My story is just like Tracee from Boise,Idaho. I have been put on many medications also.None of the worked.My doctor told me that I should just have it removed.I got it removed just the other day and I'm feeling great!"
[YEA] 12/23/2008: Justin from Seattle, WA replies: "This website and these ideas are wonderful for everyone.
ACV is really hard to drink, but, very worth it. It has been known to cure many ailments, including Acid Reflux disease.
I would add that my swollen glands do not respond well to food. The best thing, and seemingly the only thing that gets my glands to return to normal, is fasting from solid foods and drinking ACV Baking Soda etc, while the node is processing.
For some reason, sodium rich foods or anything solid just makes my lymphnode go crazy during these times... Does anyone know why that is?
But after time, it will return to normal.
Thank you for more and more input... This is very helpful!
[YEA] 12/22/2010: Gabriel from Modesto, California replies: "Have you heard of Electro Medicine? If there are any infections within the lymph nodes, you can use a device called the "Magnetic Pulser" sold by Sota Instruments. You pulse your lymph nodes with pulses from the pulser to kill infections. Also Research "Bob Beck" and Hulda Clark's Cure for all Diseases. I hope this helps like it helped me! Love and Light! "
01/19/2011: Danielle from Sacramento, Ca,usa replies: "To justin from seattle, Your lymph nodes could get swollen or enlarge after eating a certain food that could be an allergic reaction. If your body sees a particular food like milk, wheat etc as a foreign thing it will attack it and cause inflammation. I had the same problem. My doctor just told me I have overactive lymph nodes and any allergen that comes in it attacks with full force. So I would just keep a diary of what you eat and see if any common food allergies trigger it."
10/19/2011: Funlovingal from Roseville, California replies: "Hi, I have turned to vegan for the last 6 weeks now. I am taking a homemade kefer probiotic daily and 2 oz of wheatgrass daily. I am trying to eat healthier and maintain good health. I'm not sickly or anything just wanted to eat right. Anyhow, I noticed about 4 or 5 days ago my groin lymph nodes on both sides are very very painful all the time. The only time they don't hurt is when I am asleep. Could this be from detoxing my body??? I read someone's blog about detoxing and swollen glands. Does anyone know more about this??"
11/30/2011: Wendy from Grand Rapids, Mi replies: "What is interesting about the post by Cherie above is that I also experience swollen glands when "detoxing" I'm not on a total cleanse, but am intermittent fasting and avoiding alcohol. The glands in my neck have swollen. It may be a coincidence, but there might be something interesting behind the scenes too. I'd love to know if this is related and if so, the logic behind it."
Apple Cider Vinegar and Ginger Tea
[YEA] 02/10/2013: Loretta from West Palm Beach, Fl: "Hi everybody, I have been addicted to this site for the last 3yrs and it's amazing how many health problems ACV really does cure, it's a miracle itself. My lymph nodes on my throat have flared up twice now in the last two weeks and I'm sure it's from smoking more than I usually do. I cured it the first time by boiling chopped up ginger and garlic and adding cayenne peppper. The stronger and more concentrated the tea the better if you ask me. I add tsb of agave honey to help it taste better and added virgin coconut oil and ACV after to the tea. It sounds like a crazy drink but I actually like it as I know it's going to fix me. After 1hr my pain had gone. I was so happy! I also tried it with white vinegar and raw coconut vinegar which was still effective. If you only have that in the kitchen still try it as it also eased my pain. I hope this helps someone else.
Thankyou Earthclinic, u changed my life! <3"
Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Sea Salt
[NAY] 05/28/2009: Barron from Sarnia, Canada: "Swollen Lymph Node: Hi..My left side of my throat has been sore on and off for about 3 months..and my left lymph node is swollen also..I've tried apple cider vinegar..baking soda and sea salt.for about a week. But is'nt working.now I am trying castor packs for about 2 days..they say on here to use potassium iodide..is that iodine? do I need to rub that on my lymph node. and take it eternally? Pls help.really getting worried that nothing is working. Drs are'nt helping much..had blood tests done yesterday, don't know the results yet..has anyone else have this same problem?and did you find out what it is??????"
EC: Potassium Iodide, aka SSKI, is a supplement found in many health food stores.
06/17/2010: Bonnie from Strathroy, Canada replies: "Wondering if you ever found a cure? i suffer from the same ailment."
Apple Cider Vinegar, Castor Oil
[QUESTION] 07/26/2009: Ziggy from Mississippi, MS: "I've read all the recommendations for taking down the swelling of a calcified lymph node and have a question: Many have written that using castor oil as a poultice helps to shrink the lymph node -- also taking ACV. Would it be safe and would it work to MIX the ACV with the castor oil and use that as a rub?? My mother is elderly and has a large calcified lymph node on her neck -- jawline and just in front of her ear. It is very hard and nothing has helped to take it down. If anyone has any information on this method. please send your comments to this site, and I will check back. Thanks so much!"Replies
10/12/2011: Janice from Belden, Ms replies: "I have that same thing going on with me. Doctor seems as if I was crazy they can see the swelling. I have the same problem that your mother has. If you or your mother find anything that will help her or me with this problem, please let me know and I will do the same. God bless you both."
11/02/2011: Milla from Central, Nj, Usa replies: "Maybe you should try switching some of the fats in the diet to coconut oil and other sources of medium chain triglycerides. These might put less stress on the lymphatic system.
I have had problems with swelling in the past, and find that bitter diuretics, such as celery seed tea, help. Celery seed increases blood flow to the liver and thins the blood, so make sure it is ok with other medications. I am sure there are other good herbs, too. I haven't tried many of the more exotic ones (some are expensive, so I will exhaust the pantry first! ). Parsley helps (I cannot eat it raw, so I saute it in a little good butter and scramble an egg),
Raw apple cider vinegar works really well - but sometimes you have to wait a few days.
This fall, after doing a lot of research on food history, I have started making oatmeal brose. This is a traditional scottish beverage, but does not seem to be drunk much in modern times. I find it to be very soothing and slightly diuretic. I pour 1 quart of boiling water over 1/2 cp of good oats. After it cools, it becomes almost syrupy (almost the consistency of aloe juice). The oats swell up a lot, but you can squeeze them in a cheesecloth to get all the liquid. Maybe it is because I am not eating the roughage with it, but this has a very different effect on me than just eating oatmeal porridge. It also might be more acceptable to your mother than some other concoctions, as its flavor is quite pleasant. It seems to reduce tissue and lymph node swelling. I have never seen this elsewhere, so I would be interested in seeing if others have experience with it. It shouldn't have any interactions with medications.
Maybe you could reheat it with some anti-inflammatory herbs, such as cinnamon or ginger.
I never use chlorinated water; it exacerbates all the bad things. If your mother is drinking and showering or bathing in chlorinated water, you should try to get a filter installed.
Maybe a natural source of fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K2 would also help.
I hope that your mother improves."
05/25/2011: Neesy917 from Milwaukee, Wi, Usa: "My son, 23, has a rare disease called Castleman's Disease. They think it is related to the HHV-8 virus. Does anyone (Ted?) know of any remedies for that virus?"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 10/20/2011: Barbara from Wellington, Nz: "I've had a tender lymph node on the side of my neck, running behind my ear, for a couple of weeks now. I started taking ACV twice a day, then increased to 3x a day. While there was some slight improvement, it wasnt enough so I've now tried castor oil - rubbed a small amount on my neck and behind my ear, put a towel on my pillow and then went to sleep for the night. When I awoke it was improved but not cured. Granted, it's only been one application so I feel that if I continue with the oil it will definitely heal."Replies
10/21/2011: Rob from Manhattan, New York replies: "Also, try experimenting with an essential oil blend, ... Like lavender, rosemary, thyme, in a base of almond or jojoba... Or a theives oil blend which is Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, & Rosemary Oil. I put about 20 drops each in a 1/4 cup carrier oil... and test on skin for allergies.
You could also try layering this with the castor oil."
[YEA] 10/25/2008: l from Sandusky, Ohio: "My daughter was diagnosed with Lymphatic Malformation or Cystic Hygroma, (A large growth or swollen mass just under the skin in the neck/throat area), when she was born. It was alarming to say the least. It is a congenital birth defect, and it has to do with a defect in the venous system or Lymph system. The cyst are filled with Lymph fluid. It's also very unpredictable, and a cyst can swell up or go down at any time, and new cysts can appear at any time. The cysts can get very large, and cause deformities in the face and other parts of the body, and obstruct breathing. There is no known cure, except surgery and a drug that can be injected directly into the cyst called OK-432. Usually when the child gets sick or has an infection anywhere in the body, they swell up, or new ones appear. My daughter is two now. About 2 months ago, she developed a new cyst on the other side of her face/neck. I freaked out. I'm not to keen on doctors, because of what they put her through when she was born, and (No money, or a car), I'm always searching for an alternative cure.
I've had extremely good results with Castor Oil. I'm a big believer in this stuff. I buy big bottles of it at a time, it's great. I use it, whenever I have a problem. Edgar Cacey was a Christian, and always gave credit where credit was do, to God, and he felt motivated by him. There have been many, many documented reports over the decades of Castor oil really helping a lot of people for a wide spectrum of ailments. I put her on Castor oil packs about 4 times a week for two months, and the cyst went WAY down, and has stayed that way for a while now. Now, I'm not 100% sure that was what worked for her, but we seem to notice it beginning to shrink and a response from her as soon as we started her on the packs.
The packs are messy, and it's not easy to get a child to hold still for a pack on their abdominal area. So, I used an old throw away shirt, and safety pins. I safety pinned the saturated flannel section on the inside of the front of the shirt to cover her stomach, and generously massaged a large amount of the oil all over her cysts on her neck and throat. I did this regime at night, and in the morning gave her a bath or a shower. The heating pad is not really necessary, but helps, a lot. I did not do a heat source on her, because she is so young, she would never sit still for it. The first few nights, she was restless, and agitated, and was running a mild fever. Then in the morning, the fever would break. We noticed it getting smaller from than on. It really seemed to help her those packs. She seem to have a lot of energy and be in a good mood, the mornings after the packs. If and when this happens again, I'll try the packs again. Castor oil is great. Hope this helps her. Like Cacey said, Do the packs along with a prayer for healing."Replies
05/08/2012: Vinson from New Delhi, India replies: "I'm 28, Male and have been suffering from multiple lymph nodes on both sides of the neck for the past 5 years. I've had multiple fine need biopsy and Sentinel Lymph node excision biopsy and CT scans during after 6 months of onset but was inconclusive for many possibilities including lymphoma, sarcoidosis, TB, etc. The pathology mostly said it was Reactive Lymph nodes.
Also, my SCM muscles kept swelling up because of these and then wondered if it was Fibromyalgia after seeing some posts on earthclinic. Then I started a Sugar free, diet with minimum brown rice, lentils, beans, steamed veggies etc alternating with Carrot/Beetroot juice fasting intermittently ACV water, I had significant improvement in the swelling. I almost always felt better with the Juice fasting. But I was losing weight a lot. I was down from 160 pounds to 130 in 4 months and I put on almost all the weight in the next 2 months when I resumed my regular diet (high carb, occasional junk).
Then I started Cold CASTOR OIL application on the neck daily for 5 minutes and doing mild Excercise (Stretching, spot jumping) for 15 minutes before bathing for exactly 1 month while on a Zero Sugar, med carb, med protein, veggies diet while trying not to lose weight.
The Results were AMAZING. The Swelling around lymph nodes reduced significantly though not disappeared completely I'd say I feel much better. The SCM muscle swelling and no more flaring up which happen after meals earlier.
I halted this remedy after I had a scare yesterday after I reading in some post about castor oil application might spread certain cancers which might spread the disease.
I would definitely resume this method once I am sure I am not doing more harm by spreading bacterial/malignant conditions.
Would love Ted's or anybody elses feedback."
05/08/2012: Diana from Vancouver, Canada replies: "Hi, When I read your post I felt I should reply. You said you were jumping to activate your lymphatic system. I would recommend you continue to do so. Bouncing is a great way to cleanse your lymphatic system, so jumping on a trampoline or even skipping rope daily is an excellent way to keep your lymphatic system healthy.
A lymphatic massage might also be helpful.
Hopes this helps."
[YEA] 05/06/2008: Moorea from Santa Fe, New Mexico: "I am so grateful for this site! Last night I woke with a swollen lymph the size of a tennis ball and was terrified. I'm 24 and have never had something like this happen before. But, did a google search and found your site and Castor Oil recommendation. It REALLY works! I placed castor oil on the area and placed a flannel rag over it and a heat pad. This morning my lymph was still slightly swollen, but after a bath of epson salts, baking soda, and apple cider vinegar as well as eating miso soup (a very alkalizing food) I feel 100% better. I had been sick with a cold for about two weeks and these remedies seemed to cure that as well. I think it is also important to note that these remedies work really well when you have a frame of mind that supports curing yourself, by re-focusing on the things that give you joy and the things that you love, can only help you be more grateful and less focused on the thoughts that created this illness to begin with. Thank you so much!"Replies
05/25/2013: Alexis from Albuquerque replies: "I was hoping for help. I have been have the same side effects and looked all over google to see if anything would help. I went to the doctor On Monday and they put me on Meds to see if it would help and so far nothing. it's only swelling when I eat its really making me worry. Also 24 and I haven't ever had a swollen lymph node that lasts this long and with this med its making me have bad nausea that's one of the side effects but I'm still worried. My boyfriend's telling me I just need to go back to the doctor but they told me to still take the Meds and they had me take a swab test for strep. No result yet. I hope this remedy works all try anything thank much ;)"
05/27/2013: Mama To Many from Middle, Tennessee, Usa replies: "Castor oil works well for swollen lymph nodes. Massage a small amount into the swollen area a few times a day. Peppermint essential oil works very well for this, the same way. I have done both. I seem to be very prone to swollen lymph nodes. Two decades ago, when I knew nothing of natural remedies, I just went the the doctor because my lymph nodes were swollen for 6 months with no apparent cause. I ended up having sugery (biopsy. ) I was fine. The lymph nodes swell when they are fighting infections. (I even get them when I get a canker sore. ) So, help your body fight the infection. Drink lots of water. 1/2 gallon a day. Add a couple of Tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar to this to improve its flushing ability. Also, you can try taking garlic like an antibiotic several times a day. 1 crushed clove mixed with honey on a little piece of bread 3-4 times a day. Or you could get a garlic supplement at the health food store. They odorless type, if you prefer. (Though I think fresh is the best, but the other okay if the fresh is beyond what you would take.)
Hope that helps!"
[NAY] 04/02/2008: Mary from Pismo Beach, Ca: "I've had a swollen lymph node for over 3 weeks now, and had started using the castor oil with a heating pad over 2 weeks ago. It had not helped for me at all. I'm going to try the sea salt w/ baking soda remedy now and see how that works. Thanks for your help"
[YEA] 01/11/2008: Bianang from Sarasota, FL: "I tried the ACV orally plus the ACV, H202 & epsom salt bath to help reduce my son's swollen lymph nodes. I did this for 5 days and it did seem to help soften it a bit but the most improvement I've noticed was after I massaged the swollen nodes with CASTOR OIL. After applying the castor oil, I applied a piece of cloth (should be flannel), then a plastic bag then a heating pad. I also applied did the CASTOR OIL PACKS in the stomach area. This is supposedly outlined in the Edgar Cayce's readings (he was a healing psychic). There was a significant reduction in swelling (flattening) within 2 days after I started with the castor oil. If you do an internet search on castor oil for swollen lymph nodes it will give you the detailed procedure."Replies
[NAY] 12/20/2009: Janet from Montgomery, Ny replies: "after using caster oil bandage for 24 hours, there was more fluid there."
Clay Baths, Castor Oil
[YEA] 05/09/2011: Kortni from Sonora, Ca: "I often get swollen lymph nodes from toxin overload and taking a clay bath (which pulls the toxins out) almost always helps. The same goes with having a sore throat, it's painful because toxins are being stored there and clay baths and castor oil packs really help me."Replies
05/09/2011: Tm from Brisbane, Australia replies: "Thanks Kortni. I just posted asking if anyone else experienced swollen legs and feet from heavy metal detoxing, and I realize I have also had swollen armpits, so you just answered my question, and I have been having a sore throat and just assumed I was coming down with a cold. Thank you for your feedback, it really helped me."
Dietary Changes, Castor Oil Packs
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 11/30/2009: Kay from Middletown, New York: "I have a swollen lymph node in my upper inner right thigh for about three years and I was keeping it at bay with an alkaline diet free of sugar and castor oil packs. Then I lost the diet and now the lymph node is very large with fluid there.
I will try to get back on track with my sea salt and cut out sugar. I will do the ACV today with some sea salt. I'll try to get some castor oil today as well.
(No money or insurance to get a definitive diagnosis)"
01/25/2013: Anon from Anon: "I pinch the skin on the inside of the elbow and feel small bumps. I am wondering if this is normal? There are larger bumps in the abdomen area. Is this blocked lymph system?"Replies
01/25/2013: Anon from Anon replies: "Hi, I think you just need to exfoliate your skin a few times a week with sea salt in a mixture of coconut oil - it will go then."
10/23/2011: Lotusqi from Hongkong: "Hi Ted,
I need to ask you an important question. I've been taking lemon juice (1 whole lemon squeezed) 1/4 teaspoon baking soda for a week to help my neck glands to subside. But the lump is still there. I've also been taking the zinc supplement once a day.
What should I do? Is my formula correct? What other diet or food that I must stay away or take more? How long must I stick to this alkaline drink before I can see result? I've to visit my EarNoseThroat (ENT) Specialist this weekend already!! Please advise.
Thanks so much for your time. God bless."