Natural Beauty Care Guide

Dietary Control for Perspiration

What we ingest can affect the amount and the scent of our perspiration.

  • Caffeine or other stimulants in coffee, tea, chocolate, soft drinks, or over-the-counter medications may be responsible for excess perspiration due to nervous tension.
  • Garlic and other pungent seasonings can produce odiferous perspiration.
  • Drinking a cup of sage tea every day reduces excessive perspiration; tomato juice blenderized with a handful of fresh sage leaves is even more effective.
  • Vitamins and minerals. Dietary supplements of B-complex and magnesium often help reduce the amount of odor-forming perspiration, and a 30- to 50-milligram tablet of zinc each day can perform a dramatic odor-disappearing act.
  • Water. Drinking enough water to dilute as well as replace the pints of liquid the body pours out through the skin each day helps diminish perspiration odor.

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