Ayurvedic treatment for Body odour (Body smell)

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak

Body odour or smell is never pleasant. Especially when it’s coming from your own armpits. I mean you can’t even walk away from that. Not to mention the social embarassment that comes with your body odour. In cloaks your confidence in the crowd. And when your body smells bad even the deo or perfumes can’t help. So in this blog I reveal all about Ayurvedic treatment for body odour.

What is Body Odour?

Body odour is present in animals and humans beings. The intensity of the smell depends on many factors like genetics, a few types of diseases and even psychological conditions. Researchers say that men sweat more than women do, but the women stinks more than men. Because, sweat itself does not smell. The unpleasant smell is produced because of a chemical reaction in the body.

Also Read: The secrets about your body odour

What causes body odour?

Sweat or perspiration is how the human body biologically cools down. Although sweat does not smell by itself, the breaking down of bacteria into aromatic fatty acids tends to produce the unpleasant stench. Body odour can be the result of medical conditions like thyroid disease, carcinoid syndrome and as side-effects of some medicines like antidepressants cause excessive sweating which leads to body odour. 

What are the symptoms?

It is proved that some people naturally sweat more or less than other people. It depends on individuals.  However, common symptoms include: 

  • Sweating much more or less than usual
  • Sweating disrupts your daily routine
  • Experiencing night sweats for no apparent reason
  • Noticing a change in your body odour

Did you know?

Every one of us has individual body odour, but some types of smell may reveal certain health problems. It is known that if the sweat smells like bleach, it may indicate a kidney or liver disease, while fruity body odour points to diabetes. Trimethylaminuria a rare genetic disorder makes a person produce fish-like body odour. 

Ayurvedic treatment for Body odour

Ayurveda contends that our bodies are not meant to be toxic dumps. Yet, due to improper digestion, stressful situations, air pollution, water pollution and contaminated foods create toxins in the body. This is why Ayurveda advises that the toxic buildup which causes various disorders, in the body need to be flushed out regularly. The body’s natural mechanism for eliminating impurities slow down and become less efficient over the years, which prompt external intervention through Ayurvedic treatment.

Home remedies you can try:

In order to reduce sweating and body odour you can try the following: 

  • Bathe daily especially with an antibacterial detergent or soap to reduce the growth of bacteria on your skin.
  • Choose clothing according to your activity and clothes made of natural fabric like cotton, wool and silk, which allow your skin to breathe.
  • At bedtime, apply antiperspirants to palms or soles of the feet, perfume-free antiperspirants is preferable. 
  • Try relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation which teach you to control the stress that triggers perspiration.
  • Avoid caffeinated beverages and spicy or strong-smelling foods that may make you sweat more or have stronger body odour than usual. 

A word of advice:

  • Drinking lots of water helps in detoxification and cleansing effect. Lukewarm water is better than cold. 
  • Apply Neem leaves paste on the skin. It has strong antibiotic properties without any side effects. You can also drink neam tea to purify the blood.
  • Reduce the intake of any foods that cause indigestion.

Testimonial for body odour treatment

Simran – 22 Years – College Student

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Dr. Brahmanand Nayak. My friends used to avoid me and I had very low self-esteem because of body odour. My friends were avoiding me , taunting me. It was a humiliating experience. That’s when I was advised to go to Dr. Brahmanand Nayak by my cousin sister. Within four weeks of treatment, I felt completely normal. I am really grateful to him. 

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