Regular sweating (sveda) is necessary to clear out ama (toxins) from the body. Insufficient sweating can lead to blocked skin pores while excessive sweating can lead to fungal infection and body odor problems.
- Excessive sweating is caused due to aggravated Pitta dosha.
- Heavy sweating is equally harmful as it dehydrates your body.
- if you don’t sweat sufficiently, it can lead to blockage of the skin pores and reduced skin sensation
Regular sweating is necessary to clear out ama (toxins) from the body. That’s why it’s healthy to engage in regular exercise. Ayurveda also recommends saunas and steam bath (svedana) to encourage perspiration.
However, if you don’t sweat sufficiently, it can lead to blockage of the skin pores, reduced skin sensation, and fall of body hair. Also, insufficient sweating can have a severe impact on the temperature regulating system of the body.
Heavy sweating is equally harmful as it dehydrates your body. It can lead to the accumulation of bacteria resulting in unpleasant body odour. Excessive perspiration can also lead to fungal infection in areas that are consistently moist, such as between the toes or folds of the skin.
According to Ayurveda, excessive sweating is caused due to aggravated Pitta dosha. The aggravated pitta can be due to a hectic and stressful lifestyle, healthy eating habits, etc.
So, the trick is to
- Keep yourself hydrated, drink lots of water
- Relish on herbal tea and seasonal fruits and vegetables
- Sleep at least for 6-7 hours at night
- Always look for a breath of fresh air, talk morning walks in a garden close to nature
- Work in a well-ventilated room
- Manage your temper, count on happy thoughts and try to take slow and long breaths when under stress or anxiety.
- Soak 10 raisins in a bowl of water overnight and have on an empty stomach the next morning.
- On hot summer days, sip mint water.
- Have a teaspoon of amla churan (powdered Indian gooseberry) with jaggery (gur) after every meal.
- Add 10-12 drops of jasmine oil or rose water in your bathing water. It will not only reduce sweating but also overpower the bad odour.
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