Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

Natural remedies

Body odor remedies

NATURAL DEODORANTS

NATURAL REMEDIES AGAINST EXCESSIVE SWEATING

What is sweating?

Sweating is a natural process for eliminating toxins from the body and evaporate heat. This is the purpose of eccrine glands - glands that appear mainly in the armpits, soles of the feet and face.

Sweating is shown with more emphasis on certain periods of human life from puberty to the age of 30. The apocrine glands are involved in this process. they appear mainly in the armpits and in groins. They secrete pheromones with a natural objective of attraction.

In today's society body odor is badly considered hence the proliferation of antiperspirants to decrease the production of body sweat.

Symptoms of excessive sweating?

The main symptoms of excessive sweating are smell of armpits, genitals

Causes of excessive sweating?

Excess of heat: Sweating is a natural mechanism of the body to release heat. When the outdoor temperature increases, the body produces more sweat, consisting mainly of water and salt. The evaporation of the water picks up heat and reduces body temperature. At the same time, the body eliminates toxins through the sweat glands of the skin, so that sweating is a healthy process for the proper functioning of the body.

Stress: A situation of corporal alarm before a real or imaginary danger or an emotional restlessness state produces a unloading of adrenalin and noradrenaline that is pronounced, among others many effects, in a remarkable increase of perspiration.

Fever: Fever is a symptom of many diseases and a resource to combat them. Increasing heat reactivates the immune system to stop the invasion of pathogenic microorganisms and kill them or make them less virulent.

Use of antitranspirants

- It is better to use antitranspirants without alcohol and consider whether they can be allergic, reason why you must try on a small amount before rubbing the armpits well. Hypoallergic deodorants (those that do not produce allergy) are more recommended, because they do not contain alcohol nor perfume.

- Antiperspirants that are industrially manufactured should not be abused. The maximum should be a couple of times a day.

- Antiperspirants are well suited for those who have excessive sweating.

- Only use antiperspirants after a good personal hygiene, having bathed or showered, or thoroughly cleaned after the area where you have to apply it.

man sweating
Sweating is something usual in hot seasons. Antiperspirants are meant to decrease sweating. (A drawing of a man sweating. By courtesy of Dibujosparapintar.com)

PHYTOTHERAPY: Herbal remedies for excessive sweating

The primary role of phytotherapy in the preparation of antiperspirants is to use those plants which purpose will result in:

- Use plants with bacterial and fungicide properties that eliminate the microorganisms.

- Use those plants that diminish perspiration.

Internal use preparations to treat sweating

Oak: (Quercus ilex) Infusion of 20 gr. of leaves of oak and 20 gr. of birch in a liter of water during 8 minutes. Take two glasses per day.

Sage: (Salvia officinalis) It has antisudorific properties, ie reducing the excessive sweating, including excessive night sweating (Infusion of a spoonful of dried plant per cup of water. Take a couple of glasses a day)

External remedies for ecxessive sweating

Thyme: (Thymus vulgaris) can be used to combat excessive sweating of hands or feet. (Decoction of 100 gr. of dried plant for one quarter of an hour per liter of water. Wash your hands and feet) (Ground the dry plant and sprinkle hands or feet and keep the dust on them for 3 hours)

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) To combat excessive sweating, especially affecting the feet, foot baths can be made with the liquid from the decoction for ten minutes of three tablespoons of crushed twigs per liter of water.

Precautions: A profuse sweating, after a good exercise, involves a considerable loss of water and minerals such as potassium and sodium. Be repaid to avoid problems such as physical cramps or lowering blood pressure (hypotension). At this time, in addition to drinking water, is very appropriate to take fruit juices or vegetable broths.

punto rojo More information on the excessive sweat and bad odour treatment in the listing above.

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