While you enjoy drinking alcohol to celebrate your weekend or other special occasions, if not drunk carefully, you will be a victim of a hangover. I know it doesn’t sound pleasing but that is the harsh truth. I have personally been a victim of it and the first thought that I had in the morning was how to get rid of it? I want it to go away right now!
Luckily there we few of my expert friends who knew how to treat a hangover naturally at home. And today, I am sharing with you some of those tips.
Different people experience hangover in different ways. The symptoms of being hungover depends upon several factors like the amount of alcohol you consume, the types and amount of food that you intake while drinking and much more. However, some symptoms of hangover include headache, nausea, stomach pain, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, muscle pain, diarrhea, dehydration, anxiety etc.
Once you feel that you are hungover, do not panic! Here we are introducing 10 easy home remedies to give you an instant relief from a hangover. Let’s get started!
1. Drink ginger honey tea to overcome early morning hangover
Whenever you are feeling gross due to hangover, remember to drink ginger tea instead of normal tea in the morning. Ginger not only deals with the hangover but also soothes your upset tummy and vomiting.
Adding raw honey to the ginger tea works best to treat hangover and also helps to normalize the blood sugar level because alcohol consumption adversely affects the sugar level.
So, next time when you have a hangover, sip some sweetened ginger tea with honey. It will help to smash down any alcohol left in your body.
2. Consumption of hot water with honey and lemon treats hangover
Honey consists of fructose that flushes the toxins out of your body. It also relieves you from headaches caused due to consumption of alcohol. On the other hand, lemon juice is rich in citric acid that transforms the acidic state of your body into a normal one. So, your body’s pH is balanced, your sugar withdrawal is maintained and you are once again fully re-energized after you drink this hot toddy.
In order to prepare this drink, boil a cup of water and add a spoonful of honey and lemon juice according to your taste and enjoy sipping it several times a day.
3. Turmeric to relieve from hangover
Turmeric consists of curcumin because of which it helps you to get relief from a hangover as it eliminates alcohol toxins from your body. It also protects your brain and liver from alcohol effects.
In order to consume, boil some water in a bowl and add a pinch of turmeric, fresh grated ginger, lemon juice and raw honey. Let it cool for a while and sip it all day long to boost your energy level.
4. Coconut water has magical effect to treat hangover
Dehydration is one of the major causes for hangover. So, it is highly essential that you rehydrate yourself to the fullest for an instant relief from a hangover. And for this, coconut water simply works as wonder because it is a natural source of electrolytes including potassium which you require the most after consuming alcohol.
5. Eggs can help to reduce hangover
Too much consumption of alcohol acts as a toxin to your body. Hence, consumption of eggs for breakfast helps to break down and release toxins. It is possible because eggs consist of amino acid called L-cysteine. It reduces the after effects of alcohol and also helps to rebuild energy as eggs are a great source of protein.
6. Sweet Potatoes are good for hangovers
You become a hangover victim because alcohol consumption lowers blood sugar level. Now, in order to reboot your sugar level, you need to consume some healthy carbs and sweet potatoes are one of them. They are full of vitamins (A,C, B6) , potassium and beta-carotene. So, along with eggs for breakfast, consider including some sweet potatoes as well.
7. The power of banana for hangover cure
Consumption of alcohol decreases the potassium level in your body. As a result, you feel dizzy, weak and prone to muscle cramps. And, since we all know bananas are power packed with potassium (including magnesium and manganese), it helps to restore the lost electrolytes and minerals while drinking alcohol.
Consider eating banana as it is or make a banana smoothie mixed with honey. You can also consume banana before consuming alcohol to maintain your potassium level and prevent yourself from being hungover.
8. Drink some tomato juice to minimize hangover
Hangover can be treated when you flush out the remaining alcohol from your body. For this, you will need some healthy diet to flush out toxins and boost energy levels in your body. Tomato juice is one such helpful remedies which helps to restore the lost electrolytes after late night drink. Tomatoes are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fructose that helps to remove alcohol content from your system.
9. Milk thistle helps to get rid of hangover
Milk thistle are rich in antioxidants that protects your liver from toxins. And this includes toxins produced due to consumption of alcohol too. Intaking milk thistle relieves you from digestive disorder and hungover. Consume up to 150 milligrams of milk thistle while you are hungover.
10. Soak yourself in epsom salt water for hangover cure
You’ll have to get rid of the remaining alcohol and toxins in your body anyway to get rid of a hangover. One way for this is to sweat it out. Soak yourself in hot water with some epsom salt added to it. The epsom salt helps you regain the lost magnesium and sulphur via the pores of your skin. Soak for about 20 minutes and afterwards, replenish yourself with enough of lemon water, ginger tea or turmeric tea.
If you want to enjoy drinking without any hangover for the next day, take some preventive measures like not to smoke while drinking, sip water in between each alcoholic drink, drink water before bed, and do not just drink but eat some good protein and carbs to balance the alcohol after effects.
But anyways, having above ideas to cure a hangover is much beneficial when you cannot reach for medical help. All these tips are 100% natural without any side effects. If you try any of these, then do let us know in the comment section below!