If you suffer from excessive sweating (or hyperhidrosis), you’ll probably try anything to stop or even reduce the problem. But with recent concerns about antiperspirant ingredients (aluminum has been linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease) or undesirable drug side effects (possible kidney damage), is it worth risking your health?

Of course, you don’t want to trade one health problem for another, potentially more dangerous one, so what do you do? Should you just accept your condition and all the social shame that comes with it? Well, thanks to good Mother Nature, there might be a happy solution.

A number of natural remedies are becoming increasingly popular with those who suffer from excessive sweating. Although it seems that there is no single guaranteed solution, isn’t it the same with chemical treatments? But since these are natural remedies, you can try all or any of them without worrying about any side effects. This way, you can safely keep trying and trying until you find the right cure for you. So here are some popular alternatives to those nasty chemical-laden products:

apple cider vinegar and honey. Mix 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar (not acidic) with 2 teaspoons of thick (not runny) raw, organic honey. Take three times a day on an empty stomach.

magnesium supplements. These are known to be helpful in stopping excessive sweating. However, they can have a laxative effect, so you may want to start with a low dose of 400-500mg, twice a day. (Magnesium is also helpful in calming the nerves, relieving depression, and reducing stress and sleep problems.)

Sage. Boil some sage leaves for 10 minutes in 1 1/2 cups of water and then drink first thing in the morning. If one cup a day doesn’t work, try another a few hours later. Also try adding sage to food.

sodium bicarbonate. Combine about a teaspoon each of baking soda and cornstarch and mix with rubbing alcohol to form a paste. Add a couple of drops of a pleasantly scented essential oil and you’ll smell good too! Apply before going to bed and rinse in the morning.

Tea soak. Brew a nice strong cup of black tea, let it cool, pour it into a saucer of some sort, and soak your hands or feet in it for 3-5 minutes. (Note: soaking too long can turn your skin brown.) For underarms, just put some tea on your hand and rub, let dry, rub again. You can also try this with sage tea.

It is natural that you want to cure your excessive sweating, but you also do not want to establish other health problems. So why not try Nature’s Way? Many people have already used these alternative remedies to rid themselves of the embarrassment of hyperhidrosis, and you can too. Naturally.

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