Treat Sweaty Palms And Feet With Black Tea

Sweating is a critical bodily function, but that doesn't make having sweaty hands and feet any more tolerable. Here's how to treat both using tea bags.

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How to website eHow offers a six step solution for tackling sweaty feet. The instructions can also be applied to sweaty palms. Either way, you'll need one pint of water (for boiling purposes) and two black tea bags. Both regular and decaffeinated varieties will work. You'll next need to dilute the tea solution with two quarts of cold water.

Once you've created the mix, soak your feet or hands in it for one week, 30 minutes daily. You can lower the count to twice weekly once you see some results. The remedy apparently works because of the pore-clogging capabilities inherent in the tannic acids found in black tea.

Fair warning: using black tea provides only short-term relief from sweating. NY Mag tested out the method on their feet and found it to be effective, but only for twenty minutes.

If you're a heavy sweater, how do you combat your glands? Let us know in the comments.

How to Treat Sweaty Feet with Tea [eHow]


    Go for a jog in the morning and sweat it all out. Then have a cold shower. It will be painful in the beginning, but you will get used to it.

      Wobble- only if you aren't drinking to replace those fluids, which you should be...

    I use tea in a similar fashion, but not for sweat. Instead, I use it because I find it very difficult to get rid of the smell of things like onions from my hands after I cook. Even if I use a very strong smelling soap, the undertone of onions remains. This doesn't happen if I wash my hands with tea.

      if having trouble with the smell of onions or garlic, try wetting your hands and rubbing them on something stainless steel like the wash bowl. Will remove smell straight away before soap or anything else

    Hey you blokes washing your hands with tea to remove the smell of onions and garlic - use COLD water first on hands and all cooking utensils. Smell gone.

    I realize that the top of my back heats up probably from cervical 5-7 and thoracic 1-2 I guess. When I wipe my back with cold water, I immediately stop sweating but only if I can find cold water. Why is that???

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