Herbal Remedies

Top 9 Herbal Remedies To Control Excessive Perspiration

Sweating is a normal phenomenon and helps in eliminating toxins from the body.Heat, fatigue, workout and exertion. But sweating even in cold conditions or while not performing any physical activity is an abnormal state and has to be dealt with. If there is a hormonal imbalance in the body or the result of excessive toxin accumulation, or diseases of some kind. Herbal remedies are safe and do not cause any side effects.

Here Are Top 9 Herbal Remedies To Control Excessive Perspiration

1. Sage

Sage can control excessive sweating and also combat foot odor. Sage leaves can be dried and its concoction in hot water can be drunk 1/2 a cup 2 times a day with little honey and lemon juice. The tea should not be too strong or else would turn harmful. Fresh sage leaves can be added to food to increase its intake in the diet. The use of sage has to be continued for several weeks before the results start showing [1].


2. Tea Tree

Adding a tsp of tea tree oil to a bowl of water and soaking the feet in this infusion helps in controlling excessive sweating through the feet and also controls foot odor [2].

Use Tea Tree Oil

3. Walnut Leaves

Walnut leaves have astringent properties that regulate sweat and control perspiration. It causes the skin proteins to form a protective layer against the skin to control loss of moisture through sweat. Its extract can be used in the foot bath or the hand bath to control perspiration. Boil 2 tab of walnut leaves in a pint of water and turn off the gas after 5 minutes. Strain the water and dip it in a gauze to soak it well and put this cloth under the feet or the armpits to control excess sweating [3].

Walnut Leaves

4. Chinese Sumac

This is a Chinese herbal remedy and is used in various forms to control sweating. Prepare an equal amount of gallnet of Chinese sumac and Schisandra, pound into a fine powder and keep aside. Take 15 gm of the powder and mix with vinegar to make a paste and apply on the navel and cover with a gauze. Change every day. Changes are seen in body sweating after 2-8 applications [4].

Chinese Sumac

5. Horsetail

Boil 1 tab of horsetail in a cup of water. Cool, and let it stand for 5 minutes. Strain, add a few drops of vinegar and soak a cotton pad or cloth and apply it to the armpits and feet soles for a soothing effect to control sweating. Also, adding orange peels to the boiling water also enhances the effects of this infusion and helps in controlling excess perspiration [5].

Horsetail Tea

6. Eucalyptus

Add 2 handfuls of eucalyptus leaves to a litre of pure water and boil it for 2 minutes. Let it stand for a while and then strain and keep this solution handy. Use it to wash hands to control the problem of excessive perspiration in the hands [6].


7. Rosemary

Add 2 tabs of rosemary in a cup of boiling water and brew it for 15 minutes. Cool and strain this solution and mix 1//2 cup of vinegar. Dip a gauze or cotton ball and apply on the armpits to control sweating [7].


8. Purslane Herb

Purslane is a dark leafy vegetable and grows like a wild weed in the Indian subcontinent.Take the following ingredients for a Chinese herbal remedy. 30 gms Siberian cocklebur fruit,alum 30 gm, and purslane herb 30 gms. Soak the herbs in 250 ml of water for 20 minutes and then boil them together. Dip a cotton pad or ball in the warm liquid and rub it over the areas of prickly heat discomfort and excessive sweating. Leave for 15 minutes and wipe clean with water and dust some powder if required [8].

Purslane Herb

9. Astragalus Root

Make an infusion of 15 gms astragalus root and 10 gms red dates by boiling them in water. Drink it 2-3 times a day to combat excess sweating. Astragalus is an adaptogen and contains antioxidants that boost immunity [9]. It is available in dried root form, tea bags, pills, and extracts.

Astragalus Root



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