Immune System Organs

The immune system organs are our body's defense system against infections and diseases. Organs, tissues, cells, and cell products work together to respond to dangerous organisms (like viruses or bacteria) and substances that may enter the body from the environment.

Immune System Organs-the Three Responses

There are three types of response systems in the immune system: the anatomic response, the inflammatory response, and the immune response.

The anatomic response physically prevents threatening substances from entering your body. Examples of the anatomic system include the mucous membranes and the skin. If substances do get by, the inflammatory response goes on attack.

This is why we protect ourselves and our surroundings with Essential Oils.

Giving your Immune System a Fighting Chance

Our favorite and easiest for this is On Guard® Cleaner Concentrate

It is the natural and safe way to clean.  Its specialized formula is derived from plant-based ingredients, with On Guard essential oil.

It is non-toxic and biodegradable, earth and family friendly.

Your Inflammatory System

The inflammatory system works by excreting the invaders from your body. Sneezing, runny noses, and fever are examples of the inflammatory system at work. Sometimes, even though you don't feel well while it's happening, your body is fighting illness.

When the inflammatory response fails, the immune response goes to work. This is the central part of the immune system and is made up of white blood cells, which fight infection by gobbling up antigens. About a quarter of white blood cells, called the lymphocytes, migrate to the lymph nodes and produce antibodies, which fight disease.

We also use Melaleuca, or Tea tree essential oil for numerous healthy reasons. See more about this oil on our Oils pages.

Melaleuca (Tea tree) is commonly known for its purifying qualities. It will also clean your house, purify the air, purify the skin, and since it protects you from seasonal and environmental issues, helps your immune system.

Your Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system is made up of a network of vessels that help circulate body fluids. These vessels carry excess fluid away from the spaces between tissues and organs and return it to the bloodstream.

The lymphatic system is also a defense system for the body. It filters out organisms that cause disease, produces white blood cells, and generates disease-fighting antibodies. It also distributes fluids and nutrients in the body and drains excess fluids and protein so that tissues do not swell.

Geranium oil actively provides relief from lymphatic insufficiency and swelling.

It is also a diuretic and thus helps the body in ridding itself of wastes and toxins via the urinary system.

Learn more about the Immune System and preventions. 

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