Sweating is a great problem that most of us can live without. Sweaty hands, trickling foreheads and smelling underarms are not socially acceptable and create a bad image for our personal as well as professional development.
So how can we stop excessive sweating which can also lead to body odour? Sweating excessively can be hereditary and also triggered by certain disorders of the body.
While diseases of the body should be set right before you can control the sweating, most people just do not bother to do that as ready made products like deodorants and anti perspirants are available as quick fix solutions.
The good news is that much can be done with natural remedies to control and put an end to sweating.
Natural Cures For Sweating
1. Herbal Tea
Sage can be used for preparing a herbal tea that can help in reducing sweat gland activity. The leaves are great sources of vitamin B as well as magnesium that help in controlling excessive activity of sweat producing glands. Boil sage leaves with a cup of water for 10 minutes.
Make sure that you do not boil if for more than ten minutes as sage leaves can release toxins. Take the tea once a day for 3-4 days and assess the situation. If the sweating does not decrease, increase the intake to two times a day for another 4-5 days. This will stop the excessive sweating effectively.
2. Tomato Juice
Tomato juice has antioxidants that help in removing toxins from body and prevent sweating. Take two glasses of tomato juice every day to remain healthy and also to remove excessive sweating from your body.
Tomatoes can also be eaten just like that to get the same benefit. Avoid too much tomato consumption if you have kidney problems like kidney stones.
One of the most interesting ways to treat excessive sweating, potatoes are known all over the world for its power to stop sweating. No one is quite sure as to what causes the effect though there is surely a reason for this action.
Since this is a simple remedy without any side effects, why not slice a potato and rub on the sweaty areas and see the effect for yourself?
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can act as an outside barrier on your skin that prevents the sweat from seeping through. Take undiluted apple cider vinegar and using a cotton ball or handkerchief wipe on the areas that sweat more.
Let it air dry before you wear your clothes. This will help you block the sweat from staining our clothes and also prevent body odour effectively. White vinegar can also be used instead of apple cider vinegar.
Cornstarch is used extensively for preventing sweaty feet and smelly toes. Cornstarch absorbs sweat well and therefore good remedy for those who sweat profusely.
Carry cornstarch in a small cream box along with you. Whenever you sweat, use a powder puff to apply some on the areas that cause trouble. Cornstarch can also prevent body odour and does not irritate the skin as it’s is soft and very smooth.