Excessive sweating, known medically as hyperhidrosis, can be a disruptive and embarrassing condition. It can affect particular parts of the body such as the feet, hands, armpits and face, or affect a number of different areas. You can treat hyperhidrosis with traditional Western treatments like medications and antiperspirants; however, there are also several natural and home remedy options that can help you stop sweating.
You can use vinegar as a home remedy for excessive sweating in two ways: internally and externally. According to Stop Sweating, drinking a vinegar-based formula three times a day on an empty stomach---a half hour before or after each meal---can help reduce sweating in a week's time. To make the formula, mix two teaspoons of honey with two teaspoons of vinegar (the honey will help make the taste more bearable). To eliminate the odour associated with sweating, you can rub apple cider or white vinegar onto the affected areas, which should help dry out your sweat pores. According to How to Stop Sweat, you could also try adding a few drops of vinegar (and/or lime juice) into your bathwater prior to bathing.
Herbal teas, particularly those that contain sage, are effective sweat reducers. Sage is high in vitamin B and magnesium, which help de-stimulate or calm the sweat glands. Try drinking one or two cups of the tea per day; however, make sure not to boil the sage too long, as you could potentially release unwanted toxins into your tea.
Drinking tomato juice or grape juice can help maintain your body's temperature, and prevent it from overheating. This in turn can help reduce sweating. For best results, try drinking a full glass of either juice each day of the week. Drinking tomato juice regularly can also help reduce your risk of developing cancer and heart disease.
For a fast-acting natural home remedy that stops sweating, try reaching for a glass of buttermilk. Drinking a few glasses of cold buttermilk during a sweating episode can help cool your body down and reduce sweating.
While it is unknown how they work, potatoes can potentially help you stop sweating. Try cutting some fresh potatoes in half and rubbing the exposed, moist portion onto the affected areas of your body.
A good preventive remedy for reducing sweat is to avoid wearing synthetic clothing, such as items that contain polyester and nylon. Wear clothes made of natural fibres, such as cotton, wool or silk, instead.
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