The lymphatic system is first on the front line to receive attention for any health complaint, according to Ayurveda.
The lymphatic system is consists of the lymph nodes, tonsils, thymus, adenoids, and spleen. It is a clear fluid with white blood cells. The fluid travels through the body ridding it of toxins.
These tissues and organs produce, transport, and store these crucial T and other white cells.
Lymph doesn’t circulate the brain.
The University of Rochester Medical Center found that brain drainage system can transport waste from the brain to the cerebrospinal fluid very quickly, through a series of alternate pathways.
It behaves like the lymphatic system, but through glial cells, and that’s why they called it “glymphatic system”.
“Waste clearance is of central importance to every organ, and there have been long-standing questions about how the brain gets rid of its waste. This work shows that the brain is cleansing itself in a more organized way and on a much larger scale than has been realized previously…We’re hopeful that these findings have implications for many conditions that involve the brain, such as traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease.”
This findings are new for scientists, because the research of the brain is mainly done to those whose bodies have already died.
The glymphatic system can work only when the body is alive.
“Understanding how the brain copes with waste is critical. In every organ, waste clearance is as basic an issue as how nutrients are delivered. In the brain, it’s an especially interesting subject, because in essentially all neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, protein waste accumulates and eventually suffocates and kills the neuronal network of the brain.”
This system is mostly active during the sleep. Like the garbage collectors who pick up our household waste in the early morning hours when there’s little road traffic.
If the glymphatic system doesn’t have enough time to adequately clean the brain, waste can accumulate, causing plaque, which can lead to neurodegenerative disorders. That’s why you should have at least 7-8 hours of good and quality sleep.
The accumulation of toxins can lead to foggy brain and failing memory
This system is also known as “tarpaka kapha”, according to Ayurvedic practice. When the toxins and waste aren’t drained, the pathways can get clogged. This can cause moodiness, failing memory, and a foggy brain.
If your digestive system is weakened, you had extreme stress, emotional trauma or lack of sleep, these can cause imbalance of glymphatic system.
There are some natural ways how to get things in the good order again:
Bacopa is a herb which is rich in bacosides – a chemical compound with ability to repair damaged neurons.
According to the recent studies, the long-term using of bacopa powder can improve memory, digestion, and respiratory function.
Another name of bacopa monnieri is brahmi. It is very effective in treating asthma, epilepsy, and ulcers.
For good health it is crucial to have enough sleep. Drain cleaners take a while to make their way around the brain. If you cut their time short, you may eventually feel it in a different ways.