Natural Treatments for Excessive Sweating

· May 26, 2016
Excessive sweating is a very embarrassing problem, so read on and discover some natural ways of preventing it

Did you know that excessive sweating in the underarm region, your hands, or the feet is known as “hyperhidrosis?” Have you ever experienced this, especially during the summertime? If so, pay attention to today’s article where we’ll share some of the best natural treatments for excessive sweating. Follow them to the letter and say goodbye to that embarrassing perspiration problem!

What is sweat?

Firstly, it’s important to understand why we sweat: it regulates the body temperature. When your skin is warmer than normal, then your body begins to perspire in order to cool it.

That’s why you sweat when you’re very warm, when you enter a room with a high temperature, when you have a fever, when you’re outside in the sun, when the ambient temperature exceeds 85°F, or when you’re exercising and playing sports.

Sweat is secreted from your glands and is made up of a blend of water, mineral salts, amino acids, and urea. While you also excrete sweat from your pores, it’s most concentrated in your sweat glands and that’s where most of your sweat comes from.

This is why your face, the underarms, palms of the hands, and soles of the feet are the places where most people perspire. Sweat helps you filter impurities out of your bloodstream (like alcohol, oils, or tobacco residue).

That’s the simple encyclopedia explanation. Now let’s talk about what might be happening to you all too often. Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, occurs when there’s an alteration in your sympathetic nervous system that results in your body requiring more perspiration to regulate your temperature.

A lot of people who experience this problem find that it’s due to the weather (either because it’s summertime or very humid). Additionally, it can be due to your emotional state. That means that when someone is very nervous, anxious, stressed, or depressed they may sweat more heavily.

If the problem were just one of simple moisture in the underarm region it would be a mere inconvenience, but it gets worse when it’s accompanied by odor, irritation, skin fungus, and more.

Keep reading to find 10 great treatments for excessive sweating.

What are the best natural treatments for excessive sweating?

A person with sweaty palms.Treatment 1

Ingredients

  • 2 pints of water
  • 4 bags of green tea

How do you make it?

The first of our treatments for excessive sweating is a simple one. Firstly bring all ingredients to a boil for 15 minutes and then allow to cool. Then rinse your hands, feet, and underarms with the liquid. The acidity acts as a natural astringent.

Treatment 2

A woman sweating in the sun.Ingredients

  • 2 pints of water
  • 2 tablespoons of dried sage

How do you make it?

Firstly, bring the water and sage to a boil and simmer for three minutes. Then remove from the heat and let it cool. After that, strain the liquid and add it to a bathtub filled with warm water.

You can also pour it into a bowl for soaking your hands or feet, or apply it with a sponge to your underarm region. Afterwards, rinse with cold water. You can also drink sage tea as an alternative (one teaspoon of sage per cup of boiling water).

Read more: 6 Healing Properties of Sage

Treatment 3

Ingredients

  • 10 ml of apple cider vinegar
  • 20 ml of water

How do you make it?

Mix these two ingredients together and then drink them every morning before breakfast. Wait for half an hour before enjoying some whole grain toast and fruit.

Treatment 4

A man with sweat on his face.Ingredients

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of relaxing herbal tea (orange blossom, mint, linden, passionflower, chamomile, or valerian)

How do you make it?

Prepare your tea as usual and drink it while it’s still hot, but not hot enough to burn you. Thanks to its relaxing and soothing properties it will help avoid excessive perspiration due to nervousness.

Read more: Easy, Useful, and Natural Chamomile Remedies

Treatment 5

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of walnut leaves
  • 1 pint of water

How do you make it?

Walnut (more specifically, the leaves of the tree) has antiseptic and astringent properties that naturally regulate how much you sweat. Firstly, boil the leaves for five minutes, remove from heat, and allow it to steep. Then strain the liquid and soak a cotton swab or cloth in it before applying it to the underarms, feet, etc.

Treatment 6

Ingredients

How do you make it?

Firstly, prepare a tea by boiling the horsetail grass for five minutes. Leave it to steep until it cools slightly and then strain the liquid. Add the apple cider vinegar, then soak a cotton ball in the mixture and apply it to your underarms, hands, and feet, like you would a deodorant.

Treatment 7

A woman with a sweaty chest.Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of horsetail grass
  • Peel from two oranges
  • 1 cup of boiling water

How do you make it?

Add the horsetail and orange peel to the boiling water and then hold your hands over the steam. You can also do this with your underarms.

Treatment 8

Ingredients

  • The peel from two oranges
  • The peel from two lemons
  • 2 pints of water
  • 1 lb of coarse salt
  • 3 tablespoons of baking soda

How do you make it?

Firstly, place the peels and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Allow the mixture to simmer for three minutes before removing from heat. Then let it stand for five minutes and strain the liquid.

Fill your bathtub with warm water and add this liquid, along with the salt and baking soda. Soak in the bath for 15 minutes (or until the water cools). This will eliminate toxins while fighting that excess sweating.

Treatment 9

A woman with sweat stains.Ingredients

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of rosemary
  • 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar

How do you make it?

This is one of the best treatments for excessive sweating. Firstly, boil the rosemary for 15 minutes. Let it stand until it cools, then strain, and add the vinegar. Soak cotton or a cloth in this liquid and then apply it to the underarm area or your feet.

Treatment 10

Ingredients

  • 2 handfuls of eucalyptus leaves
  • 2 pints of water

How do you make it?

Firstly heat the leaves over medium heat for two minutes. Then remove from the heat and let it stand for five minutes. Strain the liquid and rinse your hands with this instead of tap water.

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