Effective Herbs & Herbal Supplements For Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is a term for excessive sweating. In this article we are going to discuss what hyperhidrosis is, how it is caused, what are major symptoms, its ayurvedic correlation and the treatment for hyperhidrosis by planet ayurveda. Generally people sweat in the season of summer but in this condition people sweat to an excessive extent even in winters. Patients suffering from this condition are too concerned as sometimes they feel shameful in front of others as their clothes seem to be tidy and they always think about wearing something, usually light coloured clothes. So don’t worry if you are suffering from the same, we are here with the solution, let’s have a look.
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Hyperhidrosis is generally a condition of heavy sweating without causing any serious illness; it just causes embarrassment and anxiety in front of others. Mainly in this condition the sweat glands become overactive and cause excessive perspiration. Sweating is a normal phenomenon as it removes excessive heat from the body and provides a cooling effect to the body but in case of hyperhidrosis a person sweats too much. As per ayurveda it is correlated to swedavaha sroto dushti. Further lets discuss the types, causes and symptoms of hyperhidrosis.
Types of Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is of two types that is primary focal hyperhidrosis and secondary hyperhidrosis. Let’s see what is the difference between both types of hyperhidrosis:
1. Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis
This condition commonly occurs at the childhood or adolescent age. The primary type is not associated with any other medical condition. If anyone is having this type of hyperhidrosis then he or she will face excessive sweating in some of the areas of the body such as in underarms, forehead, feet, hands, front trunk, back of trunk and other parts of body.
2. Secondary hyperhidrosis
In secondary hyperhidrosis people felt excessive sweating in all the body parts and the reason behind it is any medical condition.
Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis
The main symptom of hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating but there are some other symptoms too which we are going to explain further:
- Visible Sweating: As we discussed earlier sweating is the main symptom of this condition, the patient will see soaked cloth with excessive sweating.
- Skin Peeling: With excessive sweating skin remains wet for a long time that may lead to soft and white which further leads to peeling off after deterioration.
- Interference with Daily Activities: It causes diffficu;lty in performing regular day working tasks such as walking, holding something, turning of door knob, and even destroys paper while writing something.
- Leads to Skin Infections: Sweating heavily may lead to skin infections such as fungal skin infections, athlete’s foot and jock itch are common skin infections.
Causes Of Hyperhidrosis
As we studied earlier that hyperhidrosis is of two types and both types are having different causes, that we will discuss further:
- In Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis: In this case sweat glands become more activated by the signalling of nerves, triggered by high temperature and any physical activity. In case of nervousness or stress the condition may worsen and have no medical condition associated with it.
- In Secondary Hyperhidrosis: In secondary hyperhidrosis as we read earlier the main cause is any medical condition, the medical conditions included are menopause, diabetes, low blood sugar, heart attack, infections, nervous disorders.
Diagnosis of Hyperhidrosis
For diagnostic purposes modern science considers this condition to be diagnosed by a skin doctor. The dermatologist carries out physical examination and diagnoses the sweating more closely. Sometimes physical examination may lead to a confirmed diagnosis and sometimes medical testing is needed.
Ayurvedic View Of Hyperhidrosis
As per ayurveda hyperhidrosis is correlated to a condition of swedadhikya, sweda means sweat and adhikya refers to excessive. Mainly the persons with pitta prakriti suffer from this condition most probably and those who are having any kind of pittaj disorder then they are also at a risk of swedadhikya. In this condition swedavaha sroto dushti is caused which leads to excessive sweating, further we will discuss with the nidaan (causes) and lakshan (symptoms) of swedavaha sroto dushti.
NIDAAN OF SWEDAVAHA SROTO DUSHTI (CAUSES)
- Vyayam (exercise)
- Ati aatap sevan (excessive sun exposure)
- Sheeta-ushna diet intake (intake of cold and hot potency food frequently)
- Ati krodha (excessive anger)
- Ati shoka (depression)
- Ati bhaya (fear)
LAKSHAN OF SWEDAVAHA SROTO DUSHTI (SYMPTOMS)
- Ati sweda (excessive sweating)
- Parushya (Roughness)
- Ati snigdhata (Excessive oiliness)
- Angdaha (burning sensation in body)
- Lomharsha (horripilation)
Herbal Remedies For Hyperhidrosis By Planet Ayurveda
Planet ayurveda provides you with a special care pack for hyperhidrosis with the name of hyperhidrosis care pack. Planet ayurveda formulates all the herbal remedies under the strict guidance of M.D. Ayurveda doctors. The herbal remedies are made up of 100% pure herbs which are devoid of any kind of additives or preservatives such as gums, resins, colours, fibre, etc. The pack consists of four herbal remedies which we will discuss further.
- PITTA BALANCE
- SAPTAMRIT LOHA
- DHANYA PANCHAK KWATH
1. Pitta Balance
Pitta balance is a capsule formulation by planet ayurveda which consists of herb and minerals such as jahar mohra pishti, kaharwa pishti, akik pishti, mukta pishti, giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia). All the ingredients are of cold potency that aids in balancing pitta dosha.
Various Ingredients Of Pitta Balance
- Jahar mohra pishti: Jahar mohra pishti is coolant in nature and balances pitta dosha. It is beneficial in cardiac disorders by regulating the high blood pressure, it aids in assisting hyperhidrosis induced by any heart disease.
- Kaharwa pishti: Kaharwa pishti calms the overactive nerves so that the overactive sweat glands can calm down and reduce the excessive sweating.
- Akik pishti: Akik pishti (agate preparation) provides nourishment to the nerves and regulates the working of the nervous system. It consists of coolant properties that calms down the nerves and reduces excessive sweating.
- Mukta pishti: Improper digestion, acidity and heartburn is also one of the reasons behind excessive sweating, so mukta pishti aids in relieving these symptoms and which in turn reduce excessive sweating.
- Giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia): Giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia) onsists of immunomodulatory properties and bitter taste which balances tridosha. Giloy has trishna hara properties that are very effective in maintaining electrolyte imbalance in the body by reducing excessive sweating.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.
Sarivadyasava is a classical ayurvedic formulation prepared by planet ayurveda as per ayurvedic texts. This herbal remedy consists of various herbs such as krishna sariva, lodhra, nagarmotha, shati, padamaka and many others. This herbal remedy is one of the best ayurvedic blood purifiers and aids in the management of hyperhidrosis due to combination of various drugs and further we are going to discuss the benefits and properties of various drugs that help in managing this condition in a combination.
Various Ingredients Of Sarivadyasava
- Krishna sariva (Hemidesmus indicus): Krishna (Hemidesmus indicus) sariva consists of madhura (sweet) and tikta (bitter) rasa (taste) along with cold potency and due to these properties it aids in reducing burning sensation in the body that is one of the symptom of svedadhikya (excessive sweating).
- Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus): Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus) also known as musta aids in balancing kapha and vata dosha and consists of properties such as cold potency and bitter, pungent and astringent taste.
- Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa): Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa) is kapha dosha shamak which helps in reducing swedhadhikya and also it possess astringent properties that assists in reducing the secretion of excessive sweating by constricting the skin pores.
- Nyagrodha (Ficus benghalensis): Nyagrodha (Ficus benghalensis) is known with the name of banyan tree having anti-inflammatory and ropan properties that aids in relieving skin issues such as the condition of flaking of the skin due to excessive wetness of the skin.
- Pipal (Ficus religiosa): Pipal (Ficus religiosa) consists of kshaya (astringent), madhura (sweet) ras (taste), sheeta veerya (cold potency) and pacifies kapha and pitta dosha that are the main causes of excessive sweating.
- Shati (Hedychium spicatum): Some respiratory and digestive problems may lead to excessive sweating, shati (Hedychium spicatum) herb improves appetite and acts as anti-inflammatory with these properties the ehrb shati assists in reducing excessive sweating associated with respiratory and digestive issues.
- Padmaka (Prunus cerasoides): Padmaka (Prunus cerasoides) is coolant and pittahara (pacify pitta dosha). It consists of various properties such as dahahara (reduced burning sensation), kushta hara (relieves skin diseases), jwara hara (reduced body temperature in fever), moha hara (alleviates dizziness) due to its coolant properties.
- Hribera (Coleus vettiveroides): Hribera (Coleus vettiveroides) possesses bitter taste, cold potency, kindles the digestive fire and improves the digestion power. It pacifies pitta and kapha dosha and alleviates various health concerns such as hrillasa (nausea), aruchi (loss of appetite), visarpa (herpes), trishna (excessive thirst). As all these conditions may cause excessive sweating so by eliminating these health concerns this herb reduces excessive sweating.
- Laghu Patha (Cissampelos pareira):Laghu patha (Cissampelos pareira) detoxifies the skin , balances tridosha and aids in managing every skin disease. It consists of bitter taste, piercing properties and rakta shodhak (blood purifying) properties.
- Amla (Emblica officinalis): Amla (Emblica officinalis) is one of the miraculous rejuvenating herbs that helps in preventing the growth of free radicals and detoxifies the body and provides an anti-ageing effect to the skin.
- Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia): Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) has antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic and hepatoprotective properties. It increases the urine output due to its diuretic properties. One of the important roles of guduchi in relieving excessive sweating is by managing the high blood glucose levels in a diabetic patient.
- Ushira (Vetiveria zizanioides): Ushira (Vetiveria zizanioides) consists of miraculous pitta pacifying, blood purifying and astringent properties. All these properties are very effective in pacifying excessive sweating.
- Shweta chandan (Santalum album): Shweta chandan (Santalum album) consists of cooling, bacteriostatic, diuretic, diaphoretic properties and all these properties are beneficial in preventing any kind of infectious growths as it is one of the major associated condition excessive sweating.
- Rakta chandan (Pterocarpus marsupium):Rakta chandan (Pterocarpus marsupium) possesses wonderful astringent properties that assists in relieving skin diseases and diabetes that are one of the associated conditions with secondary hyperhidrosis.
- Yavani (Trachyspermum ammi):Yavani (Trachyspermum ammi) is effective in alleviating digestive disorders due to its properties such as pachni (digestive), ruchya (improves taste), deepani (enhance digestion strength), Shoolhara (useful in abdominal colic), krumihara (alleviates worm infestations) and pleehahara (corrects splenomegaly).
- Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa): Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa) herb consists of katu ras (bitter taste), rechaka guna (purgative action), pramehahara (alleviates diabetes), rakta dosha hara (purifies blood) and krimidosha nashana (alleviates worm infestations). Due to these properties it acts as a miraculous detoxifying herb.
- Tejpatra (Cinnamomum tamala): The fungicidal properties of tejpatra (Cinnamomum tamala) aids in preventing any kind of fungal growth in case of excessive sweating as the wet area is more prone to the fungal growth.
- Ela (Elettaria cardamomum): Ela (Elettaria cardamomum) possess carminative, digestive, antiemetic, antiseptic and antispasmodic properties that usually maintain a healthy digestive system.
- Badi elaichi (Amomum subulatum): It is also known as black cardamomum in english and this herb is effective in managing skin diseases, nausea, bad odour and useful in increasing the appetite.
- Kushta (Saussurea lappa): Kushta (Saussurea lappa) herb calms the parasympathetic nervous system and reduces the overactivity of sweat glands which in turn alleviates the sweating.
- Svarnapatri (Cassia angustifolia): Svarnapatri (Cassia angustifolia) is having purgative action which leads to detoxification of the body. It is beneficial in the management of abdominal distention, vomiting, jaundice, amoebic dysentery, splenic enlargement and various digestive issues.
- Haritaki (Terminalia chebula): Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) is a herb with mild laxative and astringent properties, one of the ingredients of the triphala. It assists in the management of the abdominal flatulence, constipation, diarrhoea, dysentery and various liver and spleen disorders.
- Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa): Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa) blood purifying, healing and astringent properties, which shows benefits in skin diseases.
- Munnaka (Vitis vinifera ): Munnaka (Vitis vinifera) has astringent properties that helps in the widening of blood vessels and lowers the high blood pressure levels. It possesses anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory actions that promote wound healing.
Dosage: 2 tsp twice daily with adding equal amount of water.
3. Saptamrit Loha
Saptamrit loha is one of the herbo-mineral classical ayurvedic formulation which consists of 7 ingredients such as haritaki (Terminalia chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), loha bhasma (calyx of iron) and 3 more ingredients. The herbs and minerals present in saptamrit loha show miraculous detoxifying effects and the main purpose of keeping saptamrit loha in the hyperhidrosis care pack is its detoxifying effect. Further we will review the properties and benefits of each ingredient:
Various Ingredients Of Saptamrit Loha
- Haritaki (Terminalia chebula): Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), due to sweet, astringent and bitter taste it is pitta dosha pacifier, reduces kapha dosha due to its bitter, pungent and astringent taste and eliminates the aggravated vata dosha by its sour properties.
- Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica): Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) is one of the best mild purgatives and doesn’t cause any type of side effects in the body. It almost improves all the functions of the body. It is useful in various disorders such as eye diseases, piles, indigestion, hyperacidity, jaundice and some other digestion related issues.
- Amalaki (Emblica officinalis): Amalaki is one of the ingredients of triphala and provides rejuvenating properties by eliminating ama dosha (endotoxins) from the body. It shows great effects in the management of raktapitta (bleeding disorders) and prameha (diabetes and urinary disorders).
- Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra): Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is having pitta shamak properties that are very effective in eliminating heat from the body which shows preventing effects for skin diseases associated with fungal, bacterial or any viral infections.
- Loha bhasma (Calyx of iron): Loha bhasma is a composition of calyx of iron which helps in the increment of red blood cells and improves the haemoglobin levels. It is helpful in alleviating the conditions associated with low Hb levels that are one of the causes of hyperhidrosis.
- Ghee (Cow’s ghee): Cows ghee includes very effective properties of tridosha pacification due to this wonderful property. Health conditions in which ghrita is beneficial are anxiety, stress, sleep disturbances, digestive issues, nourishes all the seven dhatus (seven tissues of the body) and provides great immunity.
- Honey: Honey is added to this remedy for the binding purposes of the tablets.
Dosage: 1 tablet twice daily after meals with plain water.
4. Dhanya Panchak Kwath
Dhanya panchak kwath as the name suggests is a formulation made up of five herbs which is dhanyak (Coriandrum sativum), nagar (Zingiber officinalis), musta (Cyperus rotundus), balaka (Pavonia odorata), bilva (Aegle marmelos). It is mentioned in classical ayurvedic texts and is used for a great effect in digestion related issues. Below we are going to discuss each ingredient individually and how it works:
Various Ingredients Of Dhanya Panchak Kwath
- Sonth (Zingiber officinalis): Sonth possesses anti-inflammatory properties and is also helpful in enhancing digestive power and alleviating the conditions such as bloating, abdominal distention, abdominal colic, etc.
- Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus): Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus) aids in balancing kapha and vata dosha due to cold potency, its bitter, pungent and astringent taste.
- Sugandha Bala (Pavonia odorata): Sugandh bala possesses sheeta veerya (cold potency), ruksha (dry), agni deepaka (promotes digestive fire) and pachak (digestive) properties.
- Dhania (Coriandrum sativum): Dhania has kshaya ras (astringent taste), rochak (improves taste), tridosha shamak (pacifies tridosha), and aids in providing relief in many conditions associated with swedavaha sroto dushti such as daha (burning sensation in the body), trishna (excessive thirst), krishta (weight loss) and various other.
- Belgiri (Aegle marmelos): Belgiri has miraculous astringent properties that shows tremendous effects in reducing the excessive secretion through any of the body srotas (channels). Thus it is quite beneficial in reducing the excessive secretion of the sweating by constricting the skin pores.
- Gur (Saccharum officinarum): Gur possesses detoxifying and blood purifying properties and is helpful in lowering the high blood pressure levels.
Dosage: 2 tsp twice daily with plain water after meals.
Hyperhidrosis is generally a condition of heavy sweating without causing any serious illness; it just causes embarrassment and anxiety in front of others. People suffering from this condition usually think a lot while wearing any clothes due to the fear of staining. They especially avoid light coloured clothes, if you are facing this condition don’t worry the solution given in this article is very effective. As per ayurveda the condition of hyperhidrosis is correlated to sweda adhikya, diseases associated with swedavaha sroto dushti and the ayurvedic treatment for this condition is provided by planet ayurveda as hyperhidrosis care pack. This pack includes 4 herbal remedies which show wonderful effects in reducing the excessive sweating. So with no worries start using this care pack and get rid of hyperhidrosis.