Lymph nodes (glands) play a vital role in the body's ability to fight off viruses, bacteria, toxins and other
causes of illnesses. Some 600 lymph nodes are situated throughout the human body, with the majority located in the head and neck. The lymph nodes that most frequently swell are in the neck, under the chin, in the armpits and in the groin. The site of the swollen lymph nodes may help identify the underlying cause and subsequently the course of treatment needed. The spleen is a secondary lymphoid organ. The splenic white pulp is composed primarily of lymphoid tissue and is the primary site of immune and phagocytic action. Here, the spleen processes foreign antigens and produces specific Immunoglobulin M, which are antibodies produced in response to early stages of infection. The red pulp is the primary site of splenic filtration. Within the red pulp, macrophages destroy old or dysfunctional red blood cells, invading microorganisms, and remove particles of debris.
Dr. Eli Jones, Eclectic Physician in the early 1900s, taught that cleansing of the blood was required to fortify the immune system against disease. Dr. Jones is most well known for his Compound Syrup Scrophularia, which focuses specifically on the cleansing of the lymph, blood, and spleen. Figwort, also known as the scrofula plant, or scrofulara, has been used for centuries to treat abscesses, purulent wounds and the Kings Evil, or scrofula, a type of tuberculosis of the lymph glands in the neck that swell to form hard, protruding lumps beneath the skin.
Scrofulara, as its name suggests, is a remedy used primarily in the treatment of scrofulous ailments, or skin problems including eczema, psoriasis, pruritis and any skin condition where there is itching, discharge and
irritation. Its purgative and diuretic actions enhance the cleansing effect in the body and thus enables toxic waste to exit the body in routes other than the skin. It may also be used as a mild laxative in constipation and in chronic inflammatory conditions, especially when marked by swollen lymph nodes.
Scrofulara Intrinsic is a powerful Spagyric botanical remedy formulated to provide effective drainage of
the lymph, blood and spleen, respectful of the knowledge and wisdom of the Eclectic Physicians of
The combination of organic and wild-crafted botanicals in this formula provide intense support for the immune system, relieving congestion in the body and enhancing the removal of xenobiotics from the body.
According to several clinical authorities, Scrofulara Intrinsic may cut recovery time from serious illness in
half, as it works very effectively on the glandular system, especially in the presence of congestion.
EAV Tip: Spleen 4 is an excellent point to test for GEOPATHIC STRESS. Imponderables can be tested against this point and imprinted into Metabolic-Tox.