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QuestionI was just curious if you had anything that cured Hyperhidrosis. I get extremely sweaty palms and have heard that sage tea might help improve this.
Excessive perspiration (hyperhidrosis) can be a troublesome problem for many people. Perspiration helps to regulate the bodies temperature and cools the body when it is too hot, as is the case when we exercise. Through perspiration the body is also able to expel toxins from the body. The body also releases electrolyte minerals and chronic deficiencies of minerals and electrolytes may cause muscle cramps.
Possible causes of excessive sweating
• Liver and lymphatic congestion
• Heavy metal toxicity
• Nervous system sensitivity (increased sweat production from adrenal activity or nervousness)
• Vitamin and mineral deficiencies (Calcium, Linoleic acid, Silica)
• Thyroid conditions
Natural therapies to reduce excessive perspiration
• Reduce diuretics such as tea, coffee, alcohol and soft drinks.
• Drink sage herbal tea (4 cups/ day), Sage is a cooling herb and may help to reduce the heat/ sweating
• Use Celtic Sea Salt instead of common table salt (as Sea Salt is higher in the minerals that you are losing through sweating)
• The homeopathic Aconite is generally used for excessive sweating with good results
• The minerals Silica and Calcium are beneficial to condition the blood and decrease nervous sweats
• Add some electrolyte powder to your drink bottle to replace any minerals lost during exercise
• Include a wheatgrass shot daily, as wheatgrass acts as an antiperspirant as well as cleansing the blood, liver and kidneys
• Add some chlorophyll liquid to your drink bottle, this has a cooling effect on the blood as well as a natural deodorising effect
• Address nervousness and anxiety if this is the cause of the problem for you.
• The Ayurvedic herb Zizyphus is a beneficial herb to try if the problem is exacerbated by stress as it has the action of being an anhidrotic (reduces perspiration) and regulates the bodies temperature.
• Other cooling herbs to reduce liver heat are: Dandelion, Bupleurum, Milk Thistle, Baical Skullcap and Phellodendron
• Ensure that you are drinking adequate amounts of water (at least two litres/ day). Loosing water reserves through perspiration may leave you feeling depleted, cause an electrolyte imbalance and muscular fatigue
• Address inflammatory skin conditions as excess heat (liver congestion) may also be the cause of skin inflammation and increased heat in the body.
The information presented on this page has been prepared by a fully qualified naturopath and is for educational purposes only. It does not take into consideration your specific circumstances and is not intended to replace the services of a health practitioner. Any application of the material in this text is at the reader’s discretion and sole responsibility. If you have a persistent health condition or your symptoms are severe please consult a qualified healthcare provider.