Diaphoretic (Makes-you-sweat, svedala, svedopaga) Foods & Herbs List: An Ayurveda Perspective
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AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE ON DIAPHORETICAn herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.
A diaphoretic is an herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin. Diaphoretics typically work by relaxing smooth muscle tissue. Thus, many are antispasmodic as well. Most aromatic herb are diaphoretic, as volatile oils are smooth muscle relaxants. Most warming herbs have some diaphoretic action as well, because increasing heat increases sweat.
Lifestyle Practices that are Diaphoretic
ContraindicationsMany diaphoretics are ultimately cooling as they open the exterior and cause heat loss. Avoid when vulnerable to cold (as in autumn).
OTHER HERB ACTIONS AFFECTING SKIN-CARE
HELPFUL FOR*'Diaphoretic' may be helpful for these symptoms and causes below.
Blood and CirculationBlood dark in color, Cold extremities, Cold to touch, Fever (Current), High Blood Sugar, Insulin Resistance, My fevers tend to be high (above 103F, 39.4C), My fevers tend to be low (below 102F, 39C), Puffy face, Sweat rarely, Water Retention
Cleanse and DetoxGeneral Malaise
DigestionCraving Crunchy Foods
Reproductive HealthInsufficient Breast Milk
CONTRAINDICATIONS / AGGRAVATES / IS AGGRAVATED BY*'Diaphoretic' may aggravate, or be aggravated by, these symptoms and causes below.
Blood and CirculationHigh Blood Sugar
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