3-Day Lymphatic Cleansing

Lymphatic cleansing is extraordinarily effective – especially if you have been practicing an alkaline or alkaline diet four weeks earlier and have carried out a colon cleansing. The three-day lymphatic cleanse is a perfect end to any colon cleansing program. With the three-day program described below, you can rinse, cleanse, strengthen, and detoxify your lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes throughout your body.

Why lymphatic cleansing?

A lymphatic cleanse cleanses and flushes your lymphatic system. Lymphatic cleansing is not lymphatic drainage! The latter is a form of therapy offered by physiotherapists, masseurs, or phlebologists (vein specialists) to alleviate edema. Lymphatic cleansing, on the other hand, can be done by anyone. It is a preventive measure to relieve and regenerate the lymphatic system.

The lymphatic system consists of many lymphatic vessels that are filled with lymphatic fluid – the lymph – and run through the entire body. The lymphatic vessels become finer and finer the further they penetrate into the tissue. There they absorb all the waste that is released by the body’s cells into the interstitial water. However, they also ingest bacteria, toxins, outdated cells, cell parts, and even cancer cells, i.e. all foreign substances, waste, and hazardous substances that would be too coarse, too unwieldy or simply too toxic for the blood capillaries (finest blood vessels).

The lymphatic vessels pass through the lymph nodes at certain intervals. There, all the foreign, waste and hazardous substances are filtered and defused in the best possible way. This is because the lymph nodes contain phagocytes and defense cells that are in action around the clock.

The lymphatic system: the body’s purification and filtration system

The lymphatic system is therefore a kind of sewage treatment and filter system in the body and keeps the body water clear and clean. However, this is not always comprehensively successful. Lymphatic congestion occurs and not all problematic substances can be eliminated and neutralized. They now get into the blood, where they can lead to creeping poisoning and slagging of the entire organism and, in the long term, contribute to the development of many chronic diseases.

After all, you can only be healthy as well as the body’s own drainage and detoxification system works. As soon as defects appear here, health goes down rapidly. Respiratory diseases, swollen lymph nodes, cellulite, water retention, a weakened immune system and allergies, and very often the inability to lose excess weight are usually manifested.

Lymphatic cleansing is therefore intended to dissolve the lymphatic congestion, get the lymph flow going again, promote the body’s own detoxification and purification, and support the regeneration of the lymphatic system by relieving it. The result is often a completely new attitude to life, because finally the body water can flow freely again. Increased well-being and pleasant lightness are spreading.

In our main article on holistic lymphatic cleansing you will learn many details about the lymphatic system and lymphatic cleansing. There you will learn how you can cleanse your lymphatic system comprehensively and holistically with the help of nine measures. Another method of lymphatic cleansing is available to you with the three-day lymphatic cleansing described below.

The three-day lymphatic cleanse

The three-day lymphatic cleansing is not a cleansing for in between. It therefore cannot be integrated into everyday working life and should ideally take place on a long weekend.

You can choose between two variants: A three-day lymphatic cleansing, in which you drink only juices and water (three-day lymphatic cleansing number 1). And a three-day lymphatic cleansing, which also involves eating vegetable soups (three-day lymphatic cleanse number 2).

Three-day lymphatic cleansing number 1

Let’s start with the week before lymphatic cleansing:

1. In the week before lymphatic cleansing

… please eat a vegan diet, i.e. from purely plant-based foods. They also do not eat flour (including whole wheat flour, i.e. no pastries), sugar or soy products. You will find suitable recipes here.

2. On the last two days before lymphatic cleansing

… eat only fresh raw fruits, seeds (sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia, linseed, etc.), nuts, sprouts and vegetables.

3. Juice

Now choose a juice that you like. He will accompany you during the three-day lymphatic cleansing. However, it should be a vegetable juice and ideally a juice that you can squeeze yourself, such as a mix of celery, carrot, beetroot juice and parsley juice. In the original recipe of lymphatic cleansing according to Karin Uphoff, apple, grape or pure carrot juice is also recommended, for example.

Another juice that you should drink while cleaning is prune juice, which you can get at the health food store or health food store. Any liquids you consume during cleaning should be at room temperature, but they can also be warmer.

Here you will find our overview of high-quality juicers.

4. Lymphatic cleansing – day 1 to day 3 – juice and cleansing mix

During the three-day lymphatic cleansing, nothing is eaten. You drink water and juice and take a special mix (see 5.).

When you get up on the morning of the first day of your lymphatic cleansing, first drink a glass of still water.

Then drink 250 to 300 ml of plum juice mixed with the juice of a squeezed lemon. If you have a sensitive digestive system, we recommend that you drink less prune juice (e.g. 100 ml) and, above all, drink it very slowly. Salivate each sip thoroughly before swallowing.

An hour later, drink the first glass of your selected and freshly squeezed juice, which you can dilute with lemon juice, lemon water, or water if it seems too sweet or too concentrated to you.

Another hour later, drink a glass of still water.

You now switch between juice and water every hour – all day long and until you have drunk 2 litres each. (In the original recipe, 1 gallon (3.78 liters) is recommended at a time, which would be equivalent to 7.5 liters of fluid per day, which we feel is too much.) If you have heart or kidney problems, diabetes or other chronic diseases, you should discuss with your doctor before the lymphatic cleanse whether you can carry out the cleansing.

5. Cleansing mix for detoxification and drainage

Stir the following ingredients into a large glass of water (300 – 400 ml) and take this mixture 1 to 3 times a day. You can also take the individual components individually (each with a glass of water) throughout the day if you don’t like the mixture:

  • 1 tbsp flaxseed or chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp naturally cloudy organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper/chili powder
  • 1 tbsp black molasses (if desired)
  • Only 1 time a day: 1 teaspoon kelp or dulse powder

If your intestines are very sluggish and no stool has appeared during the day – despite plum juice – drink another glass of plum juice before going to bed on the evening of the 1st day.

6. Movement

Since the lymphatic system – in contrast to the bloodstream – has no drive (heart), the lymph flow can only be kept going through our muscle and respiratory movements. If we remain inactive, the lymph comes to a standstill and with it the detoxification.

Not only during the 3-day lymphatic cleansing, it is therefore essential that the lymph remains in flow or gets into flow. Therefore, at least one hour of exercise a day is recommended, such as fast walking, cycling, swimming, dancing or yoga. Pay attention to deep breaths so that your diaphragm rises and falls intensively, which activates the lymph flow very well.

Other activities you can do during lymphatic cleansing include:

  • Dry brush massage
  • Water therapy (contrast showers & sauna)
  • Hot baths (see point 7)
  • Meditation and relaxation exercises

7. Hot baths

Diseases that are accompanied by heavy mucus formation can be a sign of stagnant lymph flow, e.g. chronic cough, constant throat clearing, repeated nasal congestion, mucus in the stool, etc. Hardly anything can remove excess mucus from the body as well as a hot bath.

Hot baths can be used to create a fever-like state that speeds up lymph flow, boosts antibody production, removes excess mucus and excretes toxins through the skin with sweat.

Especially in the case of mild infections associated with swollen lymph nodes, colds, etc. hot baths are an excellent remedy. True, the night after the bath will be exhausting, as you will lose a lot of fluids and will often be thirsty.

But the next morning you will feel great.

Hot baths will always be done on an empty stomach, ideally before bedtime, e.g. two to three hours after dinner. Or you can skip dinner. Since you don’t have a really extensive dinner during lymphatic cleansing, the time during lymphatic cleansing is very good for hot baths.

In addition to a bathtub and a water connection, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Hot ginger or peppermint tea
  • 1 glass of water with freshly squeezed lemon
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • Essential oil as desired
  • Thyme essential oil (a few drops mixed in 1 tablespoon of olive or coconut oil)

Here we go:

Drink a hot ginger shot before the bath, which raises the internal temperature even before the bath. Prepare a glass of water (room temperature) with freshly squeezed lemon. You will drink it after the bath.

Fill your bathtub with hot water. Of course, it should only be so hot that you can still stay in it.

Add a cup of Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) and a cup of sea salt to the bath water, as well as any herbs or essential oils you like. Then get into the tub and enjoy the sweat-inducing effect with a red head.

Try to hold out for at least 20 minutes to reach the deeper lymphatic vessels. Do not shower with cold water afterwards, even if you will certainly feel like it.

Instead, sit on a chair in the bathroom, rest, sweat and drink the prepared lemon water.

After five minutes, dry yourself thoroughly, put on warm pajamas, rub the soles of your feet with the thyme-oil mixture (which activates the immune system), go to bed and wrap yourself warmly there. Make sure you have plenty of water by the bed in case you wake up thirsty, which will be more common. The goal should be to sweat as much as possible during the night.

The next morning, take a lukewarm shower and drink plenty of water. If you don’t take the bath anyway during a lymphatic cleansing cure, eat only light food the following day.

Overcoming detoxification crises

If you feel tired, listless and unwell during lymphatic cleansing, don’t force yourself to do anything. Rest so that the cleaning can take place without any problems. When toxins and waste products leave the body, this is often manifested by headache, dizziness, nausea, back pain, etc. – which is quite normal and is usually over after the second day of cleaning. Now your energy level will rise again.

Since each cleansing process is completely individual, it can happen that you do not have any negative experiences at all or that you are still stuck in the detoxification crisis on the third day and have complaints.

Therefore, always pay attention to your body and adapt the cleansing measures to its signals. You can make cleansing gentler or pause it at any time (e.g. drink less and eat a light meal instead) or support your excretory organs with further measures.

  • For example, bentonite can be taken daily, which quickly binds the loosening slags and toxins. In this way, they no longer circulate in the body, but are discharged with the stool.
  • An extra dose of magnesium can also support detoxification and relieve unpleasant symptoms
  • Since detoxification produces plenty of free radicals, it is helpful to take antioxidants that neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative stress. Powerful antioxidants are astaxanthin, OPC, chokeberry, curcumin, oregano, vitamin C, vitamin E, etc. Here you will find a compilation of the best superfoods.

In the morning of the fourth day, i.e. on the first day after lymphatic cleansing, the juice fast ends with eating raw fruits (e.g. apples, nectarines, berries, etc.). Consume your food at a leisurely pace, ensuring to thoroughly chew every bite.

At noon on the fourth day, you can already have your first meal of fresh salad. Vegetable juices can continue to be drunk.

In the evening, if you wish, you can also prepare a gently steamed vegetable dish instead of raw vegetables.

Three-day lymphatic cleansing can be done up to four times a year.

The three-day lymphatic cleanse number 2

If you are not so fond of just drinking juice, and you also do not cope so well with fasting, you can choose the three-day lymphatic cleanse number 2. Then hot and solid meals are also possible.

In the three-day lymphatic cleansing number 2, all points remain except for point 4. So only the procedure on the three cleaning days changes.

After getting up: drink a glass of still water.

Then prepare a drink from the following ingredients: In the juicer, squeeze a whole organic lemon together with the peel and a 2cm piece of ginger. Fill this juice with 250 ml of warm water, sweeten – if desired – with a little black molasses and drink the result slowly and sips.

Breakfast: Drink approx. 350 ml of your chosen juice (see 3rd for three-day lymphatic cleansing number 1) and dilute it with approx. 150 ml of water.

Between meals: Drink plenty of still water (up to 2 to 3 litres per day) and the cleansing mix once to three times a day (point 5). Instead of water, a lymph-cleansing herbal tea (recipe can be found here: Cleanse the lymph) is also an option.

Mid-morning: Drink 250 ml of water with the juice of a lemon, a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and sweeten with black molasses or maple syrup.

Lunch: Prepare the following lymphatic cleansing soup (Vital Detox Soup). If you cook three times the amount, you can store the soup in the refrigerator and warm up one serving every day:

1 cup green beans, cut into pieces
1 cup zucchini, diced
Fresh garlic about 1/4 to 1/2 clove
Chopped parsley
1 teaspoon each of olive oil and linseed oil
Dried or fresh herbs for seasoning

Steam the green beans in about 200 ml of water or vegetable broth for about 5 minutes.

Now add the zucchini and steam the vegetables for another 5 minutes.

Puree the soup with a little fresh garlic. Add chopped parsley, a teaspoon of olive oil and a teaspoon of linseed oil (to stimulate the liver-gall function) and season to taste with thyme, turmeric, basil, etc.

Afternoon: Drink the same juice again that you had for breakfast.

One hour before dinner: Drink 250 ml of warm still water with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar naturally cloudy.

Enjoy a potato and vegetable broth:

1 cup diced potatoes
1 cup of carrot chunks
1/2 cup celery cubes
1/2 cup diced onion
Herbs as desired, as little or no salt as possible


Put the vegetables in 1/2 liter of water. Quietly boil the soup for an hour, strain the vegetables and drink only the broth.

You can prepare three portions of it at once so that you are supplied for the three days.

On the fourth day, slowly go back to salads, steamed vegetable dishes and meals with pseudo cereals, etc. above.

Your team at Vitalis Health wishes you a lot of fun and success with lymphatic cleansing.

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