How to Get Rid of Sweating at Home Naturally
You sweat excessively, and it can be quite embarrassing at times. You wonder whether it is normal, or you can do anything about it – but without having to take any drugs. Of course it is possible – there are several natural ways in which you can reduce your excessive sweating – no drugs need be taken, nor do you have to see a doctor for this. Though sweating is an involuntary action, several simple methods and substances are available, using which you can achieve a good amount of control over your habit of sweating.
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Hyperhidrosis or sweating is the sweating which occurs over and above the physiological needs of the body. Sweating is the body’s way of maintaining a steady temperature – both core and surface temperature. It is in a way, the cooling system of the body, for along with the sweat, a lot of heat is also given out. Sweating occurs when the body experiences physical heat as in exercising or in a hot climate. Sweating can also occur when one is under deep emotional tension. When it takes place in the palms, soles, armpits and forehead, it is due to emotional stress, whereas physical heat induces sweating all over the body. The clothes of those who sweat in the armpits are usually stained with sweat, and since sweat is not pure water, but a solution of various substances, there is also a characteristic body odour present.
Sweating is controlled by the autonomous action of the sympathetic nervous system. It is the nerves which stimulate the sweat glands to secrete the sweat under certain conditions such as external heat or emotional stress.
Consumption of alcohol, caffeinated beverages and spicy foods all tend to cause sweating. Other causes can be menopause, fever or low blood sugar, neurological conditions and a weak immune system.
Keeping your armpits clean at all times, wearing moderately loose clothing and Choosing cotton textiles over synthetics, are some of the natural ways in which you can reduce sweat and consequent body odor.
Alum is a good remedy for sweat and odour. Rub some alum crystals under your armpits soon after a wash or opt for anti-perspirants containing alum.
Having a glass of tomato juice daily is known to inhibit sweating in the armpits. Another remedy is to drink a mixture of apple cider vinegar and lemon juice to which some honey is added. Taken daily, it will help in inhibiting sweating.
At bedtime, apply a mixture of honey and apple cider vinegar or just plain apple cider vinegar in the areas where you sweat most. Wash off in the morning.
You can also apply lemon juice under your armpits similarly at bedtime and have a bath as usual in the morning when you can wash it off. It is a great way to reduce sweating.
Commercial antiperspirants containing aloe vera can be used to control sweat and odour.
Sage tea, consumed 3-4 times a day, will help reduce sweating and odour. Other herbs which can be used for the same purpose are Indian barberry, St.John’s Wort tea and Chinese herb tea: Neem seed tea or neem bark tea is also an effective remedy.
Above all, maintaining a cool demeanour and not getting emotionally worked up are important factors in the process of controlling excessive sweating. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water is a must for those who sweat excessively. Apart from replenishing the moisture for the body, it also helps in washing out the toxins in the body thus reducing body odor.
If you still need more ways in which excessive sweating can be reduced naturally, do get in touch with a qualified Natural therapist.