My husband sweats profusely even if he is standing still sometimes; however, he is one of those rare individuals who can work outside in extreme heat and he is not bothered by it. Sweating is our body’s natural way of regulating temperature but some individuals experience excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is the term for the condition where the body secretes more sweat than is needed to regulate the body’s temperature. It usually results in excessive underarm sweating and excessive sweaty palms. There are several treatments for hyperhidrosis including surgery; however, many individuals prefer to use natural remedies for excessive sweating.
Antiperspirants help control and reduce the amount of sweat our bodies produce. Several excellent natural and organic antiperspirants will help reduce sweating. I wrote an article listing eco-friendly, organic deodorants for men; however, deodorants only cover up the odor caused by sweat. If you are attempting to reduce excessive underarm sweat, you should look for natural antiperspirants. For example, Aluminum Free Maxim Plus uses advanced technology to reduce sweating on hands, feet and underarms. Natural salt crystal antiperspirants also help reduce sweating without harmful chemicals.
Herbal remedies for excessive sweating use natural herbs and homeopathic ingredients to reduce excessive sweating. Products such as Sweat-Less by Native Remedies and Hushed Sea – Hyperhidrosis Herbal Tea by Steepings Herbal use natural herbs to treat excessive sweating. It has been shown that burdock, astragalus and tea tree oil are very effective in treating excessive sweating. If you are truly interested in using herbal remedies for excessive sweating, you should consult an herbalist for a complete list of herbs to try.
If you can stomach this natural remedy for hyperhidrosis, you may also get the added benefit of increasing your metabolism. Mix two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with two teaspoons of raw, organic honey and take on an empty stomach before each meal. GreatHomeRemedies.com claims you will see results in a week. They also suggest drinking fresh tomato juice daily for a week to see results. Now, I will admit that I am hesitant to try eating the activated charcoal and liquid chlorophyll as this website suggests; however, if you have tried these natural remedies to excessive sweating, please comment and let the rest of us know if this worked and if you experienced any side effects.
There are some very simple habits that help reduce sweating and the effects of excessive sweating that we all will benefit from practicing. Bathe using antibacterial soap and dry yourself thoroughly after showers and baths to help control the bacteria from sweat that can cause body odor. Drink plenty of water during the day to help regulate your body’s temperature and keep it cool. Avoid foods that will make you sweat such as spicy foods and hot beverages. Apply antiperspirants at least twice per day to help control excessive sweating. Choose light, breathable fabrics and change clothing during the day if needed. Moisture wicking clothing (popular in athletic wear) can help remove excess moisture from your body keeping you drier during the day. Underarm liners, small pads that you place in your armpits, will absorb sweat and help control odor.