Hand sweat, particularly of the palms is the most disturbing as it can affect one’s work, especially if they use their hands frequently. Severe armpit sweating can create smells, and spots as well as salt buildup on clothing. Foot sweat can also disturb work and can cause social problems as it can be very stinky.
Causes – mostly from stress and nervous disorders, but may be a result of metabolic, circulatory, hormonal, cancer, or obesity disorders.
Antiperspirants used for excessive sweating disturb the natural flow of sweat and get absorbed into the body. The most effective ones contain aluminum or other toxic chemicals that may eventually poison the body. These chemicals may also irritate the skin and cause rashes, hives, dermatitis, and more. Medications including anti-histamines or other drugs can cause pressure on the eyes (glaucoma) or dry up the bodily fluids in general. This can lead to dental cavities, dry mouth, etc.
More severe measures for excessive sweating include surgery. Just remember the body needs the sweat glands. We just need to help them function to the normal standard. Common sense suggestions include changing clothes frequently, reducing stress, and finding the underlying causes and treating them.
From the natural perspective, excessive sweating may include issues of stress or grief. They may also include poor regulation of the kidney energy as it influences the water of the body. The Chinese also see the lungs as the skin water regulators.
Herbs for Excessive Sweating
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Use a combination of the following herbs in capsule or powder for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb 3 times a day or 1 liquid dropper full of an herbal tincture 3 times a day.
Sage – drying, immune strengthening
Melissa – calming, nerve supporting, and helps circulation
Neem – drying, anti-fungal
Valerian – nerves, calming, antispasmodic
Cell Salts to Help with Excessive Sweating
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#6 Kali phos 6X– excessive, exhausting, bad smelling, armpits smell like onions
#9 Nat mur 6X – sweating while eating, sour weakening sweat
#12 Silicea 6X – offensive, profuse sweat on head and feet, sour
Excessive Sweating Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Arsenicum album – exhausting, fevers, NIGHT, offensive, single parts, staining, cold, clammy, sour, offensive. Sweat relieves, rheumatic pains. Restlessness.
Belladonna – fevers, hot, menses, night, offensive, single parts. STAINING, perspiration on chest. Right-sided. Throbbing pains, menopausal.
Bryonia – sweat is sour and oily but the person feels better, comes on in the early morning hour. Especially good for irritable, thirsty, choleric people. Worse warmth and movement; better cold and rest.
Hepar sulph - exhausting, fevers, hot, menses, NIGHT, OFFENSIVE ODOR, single parts, cold clammy, sour, sticky. Menopausal. Emotional sensitivity; perspires day and night without relief.
Mercurius sol – exhausting, fevers, NIGHT, OFFENSIVE ODOR, single pars, IN SPOTS, STAINING. Cold and clammy sweats. Sweat giving no relief. Changes mind and low self confidence.
Sepia – exhausting, fevers, hot, menses, menopausal, NIGHT, OFFENSIVE ODOR, SINGLE PARTS, staining. Hormonal problems, no sex drive. Nervous shock, exertion, nighttime on chest, back and thighs, offensive.
Source: Dave's Healing Notes