Homeopathy Treatment for body odor and sweat

The smell of sweat in particular is quickly and negatively noticed by other people. Basically, sweat is odorless. The unpleasant smell of sweat only occurs when bacteria on the skin’s surface break down the fluid secreted by the sweat glands. The odor caused by bacteria usually develops in the armpits or on the feet.

Homeopathic remedies are designed to alleviate unpleasant body odor. 

Which homeopathic remedies help?

Physical symptoms are described below. Choose a homeopathic remedy for body odor/sweat that best suits your situation.


Underarm sweating and profuse sweating on chest, back and thighs. sweating during menopause.


cold sweat with unpleasant body odor, often also sweaty feet.

Kalium carbonicum

Sweating all over the body after the slightest physical exertion, in connection with back pain and a sudden feeling of weakness. Cold, fetid foot sweat.

Formicic acid

Regular night sweats that smell unpleasant.

Salvia officinalis

Reduces perspiration and the associated body odor.

Sour smelling sweat

Sulfuric liver

sour body odor caused by heavy sweating. The sweat is sticky. Patient is sensitive to touch.


sour-smelling sweat often in connection with impure, itchy skin and heavy sweaty feet. Patient is sensitive to water.

Calcium carbonicum

Sweat and all other bodily secretions have a sour odor. The patient sweats even with minor physical exertion. At night he sweats, especially at the back of his head or neck.

Sweet smelling sweat

Soluble mercury

sweet smelling profuse sweat that feels oily. Often associated with bad breath. Patient is very sensitive to cold.


foul-smelling, sweet sweat that feels greasy. More sweat on uncovered parts of the body, covered areas stay dry.

Causes of sweat odor

  • lack of personal hygiene
  • constant, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
  • symptom of a disease e.g. B. an infection by bacteria or fungi 

By sweating, the body tries to lower its body temperature and eliminate toxins.

Further tips and information on treatment

Clothing made from natural fabrics (cotton, linen) absorb sweat better. The development of the unpleasant odor can thus be prevented or delayed. It is also helpful to remove armpit hair.


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