Sweating is a natural process that not only keeps our body cool but is also an excellent natural defense mechanism. However, a perspiring or sweating body is often a cause of embarrassment, and sweating can cause irritation and hamper a person’s self-confidence.
Most of the time, the antiperspirant products available in the market are not effective, so why not try something on your own. If you have a profusely perspiring body then it is best to seek natural cures.
Hyperhidrosis treatment that you may try at home...
Tomato juice: Apart from lending glow to your eyes and skin, tomato juice is excellent in relieving excessive sweating problems. Drink a cup of tomato juice everyday for a week and then in the following weeks drink a cup every alternate day.
Lime Juice: Lime juice is an amazing home remedy for treating excessive sweating of the underarms and for whitening them too. Take a not-so-ripe lime and divide it into two, rub each portion on your underarms. Let it dry or else it will stain your clothes. Avoid using the lime juice, if you have rashes or broken skin in the underarm area.
Sage Fluid Extract and Liquid Chlorophyll: This excellent combination works well for sweating problems. Take one teaspoon of liquid chlorophyll and add one drop of sage extract. You can add this mixture to a glass of orange juice or any other juice of your choice. Drinking this will reduce your sweating problem.
Treating with Cotton Pads: Take a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice, soak the cotton pads in it, and dab them on your underarms. This treatment is effective for the sweat as well as keeping you fresh throughout the day.
Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar: Mix 2 teaspoons of organic, raw honey with 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and drink this concoction three times a day on an empty stomach. The results will be evident within a week. This formula also is effective in boosting your metabolism, so you can expect vigor, energy, and fat burning power.
Activated Charcoal: On an empty stomach, consume some charcoal early in the morning, and you will see immediate results. This remedy treats the problem of sweating inside out. However, if you experience stomach pain or vomiting, you can reduce your intake.
Alum: One of the most effective remedies for underarm sweating is alum. Alum is good at controlling body odor. There are alum deodorants in the market these days but the raw alum is your best choice. You need to carefully rub the crystal after bathing and drying your underarms.
Your Attire: Wear loose clothing. Try wearing natural fabrics, like cotton as much as possible. Synthetic fabrics don’t allow the sweat to evaporate. Natural fibers do let the sweat evaporate from the skin, thus making it healthy.
Bathe Regularly: Bathing regularly is very essential if you sweat profusely. Moreover, use a loofah sponge to scrub bacteria away from your skin. During hot seasons, bathing morning and evening will help.
Always Dry Yourself: After bathing, always be careful to dry yourself thoroughly. Dry areas like your groin, in-between your toes and your underarms. These areas have the most moisture and therefore create more body odor. You may also apply talcum to these areas.
Drink Fluids: Drinking plenty of fluid is very important. Cool fluids lower your body temperature. However, avoid alcohol or caffeine, since these products tend to raise the body temperature and cause you to sweat.
Avoid Spicy Foods: Spicy foods not only tickle your taste buds but they also trigger the sweat glands. Mexican, Thai or Indian food have the tendency to trigger sweat. You will also want to avoid foods like garlic and fish since they produce a lot of odor.
Eat Zinc Rich Foods: Include foods that are rich in zinc. Zinc efficiently reduces sweat odors. Foods that have high zinc content are whole grains, turkey, legumes, and nuts.
Sweating is not only messy, but is very irritating as well. Fortunately, there are many forms of treatment for curing hyperhidrosis and one of them includes herbal therapies. Over the years, herbs have become famous for treating excessive sweating. Here are a few of the herbs that have great medicinal value.
Sage: Sage is an herb that has a calming effect upon sweat producing nerves. After consuming, it takes about two hours to start suppressing perspiration. You can consume it as juice, tea or tincture and the effect will last about two days.
Procedure for making sage tea: Take about 20 sage leaves or four tbsp of sage leaves. Add it to two cups of water and bring to a boil, then simmer for five minutes. Just strain it and drink every evening.
Sage, Valerian and Horsetail: Mix five tablespoon of sage leaves and one tablespoon each of horsetail and valerian root in a cup of boiling water. Boil them together and drink one cup after straining, or as required.
Strawberry leaves, Walnut leaves, Nettle leaves and Sage: Use two parts of each wild strawberry leaves and stinging nettle leaves with three parts of each walnut and sage leaves. To this mixture add a cup of boiling water and drink regularly at bedtime.
Oak bark, Witch hazel, Walnut leaves, Tormentil root, and Eucalyptus: In two quarts of water, add five tablespoon of the mixture of oak bark, witch hazel, walnut leaves, tormentil root and eucalyptus and boil for five minutes. Strain the mixture and then add one quart of water to it. Cleanse your hands and feet regularly with this solution.
Dried Hops, Strawberry, Walnut, Sage, Nettle and Rose: Boil a cup of water and into it add a teaspoon of each of stinging nettle, dried hops, dried strawberry leaves, fresh walnut leaves, fresh rose petals, and three teaspoon of dried sage leaves. Allow it to steep after removing from the heat. Strain, and if you wish you may add honey to sweeten it.
Peppermint, Fennel seeds, and Lemon balm: Prepare tea from peppermint, fennel seeds and lemon balm, and drink at bedtime. This tea is very effective in sweating and anxiety related problems.
Lavender, Orange or Rose oil: Add a few drops of lavender, orange or rose oil to your bathing water. This will provide your body with a pleasant fragrance.
Astragalus: It is effective in reducing excess sweating and balancing the sweat response.