Perspiration is a natural process by which we eliminate heat from the body and eliminate toxins.
Stress, fever, or an excess of environmental heat are circumstances that make almost all of us sweat more, but in some people, the production of sweat is excessive and occurs almost continuously (hyperhidrosis), and more with the summer heat.
Hyperhidrosis is a problem that is difficult to conceal because it is “out in the open” (clothes become soaked with sweat) and also usually leads to an increase in body odor, even if you try to maintain good hygiene.
There are underarm deodorants with antiperspirant effects, but as they contain chemical substances that accumulate in the body, it is not advisable to use them more than twice a day.
It should be borne in mind that they can cause allergies, so they should be tested in small quantities before applying them to the armpits.
If you prefer to resort to natural and less aggressive remedies to put an end to excessive sweating, some plants such as those listed below may be of help.Internal Use
Holm oak: Infusion of 20 grams of holm oak leaves and 20 grams of birch leaves per liter of water. Boil for eight minutes. Drink two glasses a day.
Holm oak also helps to fight intestinal inflammations, indigestion, and diarrhea.
Sage: Infusion a teaspoon of dried plant for each glass of water. Drink two glasses daily.
This plant also fights throat and respiratory infections in general (angina, aphonia, pharyngitis, laryngitis …), for its bactericidal properties.
Green tea contains natural compounds called polyphenols, which are known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. One particular polyphenol in green tea, called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), has been shown to help reduce excessive sweating.
Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is often caused by overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system. EGCG has been found to have a regulatory effect on the sympathetic nervous system, which helps to reduce excessive sweating.
In addition, green tea also contains caffeine, which is a natural astringent. This means that it can help to tighten the pores in the skin, which can reduce the amount of sweat that is produced.
Finally, green tea has been found to have a calming effect on the body and mind, which can help to reduce stress and anxiety.
Stress and anxiety are common triggers for excessive sweating, so by reducing these factors, green tea may also help to alleviate excessive sweating.
The polyphenols, caffeine, and calming properties of green tea can work together to help alleviate excessive sweating.
However, it’s important to note that green tea should be used as a complementary therapy and should not replace medical treatment for hyperhidrosis.
Cypress pine: It is especially effective in combating excessive sweating of the feet. Boil three tablespoons of dried branches for three minutes per liter of water and immerse the feet in this water.
Cypress is also beneficial to relieve varicose veins and phlebitis, due to its vasoconstrictor action. Its tannins have healing and antihemorrhagic action.
Did you know that… In summer you can drink these infusions cold. To improve their flavor, add honey.
Black Cohosh for Hot Flashes
The extract of black cohosh (a plant traditionally used for the treatment of various gynecological disorders such as premenstrual syndrome or postpartum pain), has been shown to moderately reduce menopausal hot flashes, which involve a significant increase in sweating.
Relief is greatest in those women who have more intense hot flashes. The extract of this plant is taken in the form of pharmaceutical preparations.