3 Effective Home Remedies for Anhidrosis

by John Staughton (BASc, BFA) last updated -

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Some of the home remedies for anhidrosis include the use of angelica root, figwort root, white peony root, astragalus, ginseng, licorice root, ginger, and fermented soybean. However, the best and most recommended remedy for anhidrosis is actually identifying what the underlying cause of the condition is, and then treating the cause, rather than the symptom.

Home Remedies for Anhidrosis

Now, in Chinese herbal medicine, anhidrosis was considered a condition in itself, and there were numerous herbal and natural remedies to alleviate the condition and stimulate sweating in the body. That approach to this condition treated a number of the underlying causes that we now cite as the reason anhidrosis appears. These included maintaining enough body fluids for the production of sweat, regulating lung function, removing pathogens or foreign materials that can block skin pores.

Astragalus Root, Ginseng, and Licorice Root

These three herbal components were considered some of the most widely available and most effective treatments to stimulate the sweating process. There were connected to improving lung function and respiration throughout the body, which helped with temperature regulation. For this reason, these herbal remedies were widely used in Chinese herbal medicine in various applications, including teas, salves, and as additions to the diet.

Ginger and Fermented Soybeans

By adding these powerful herbs to your diet, you can benefit many of the skin conditions that can block pores and prevent sweating. Ginseng and soybeans have been known to have antioxidant and immune system boosting qualities. Also, ginger is considered a stimulant for the blood, which can bring fresh oxygen and blood to the skin, thereby eliminating the sluggish perspiration activities of your body.

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Angelica Root, Figwort Root, and White Peony Root

These three roots are able to maximize the amount of fluid that your body holds and stimulates the sweating process. By stimulating the hormonal instinct to sweat, these roots can help your body re-balance your fluid elimination rates and possibly reduce your anhidrosis. Again, the other health benefits of these roots may have something to do with healing the underlying condition that is causing your anhidrosis.

A Final Word of Caution: Again, as mentioned earlier, it is important to speak with a medical professional if you begin to suffer from anhidrosis. It can be a potentially life-threatening condition if it gets worse, so if you can identify and treat the underlying cause quickly, anhidrosis will never get to a dangerously severe level.

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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, and publisher who earned his English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Urbana (USA). He is the co-founder of a literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and calls the most beautiful places in the world his office. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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