So, are you looking for good hangover cures and hangover remedies? Have you woken up with a hammering headache and a stomach rolling around like an old trainer in a washing machine?
The first piece of advice is, if you feel like being sick, do so. One of the best hangover remedies is vomiting. Vomiting is the body's healthy way of ridding itself of toxins. Vomiting is a useful reaction of your system, so feel free to rid yourself from the poisonous amount of alcohol. This is the first step of hangover cures.
The alcohol in your body has left you dehydrated and depleted of minerals. This is the main cause of your thirst.
It has also caused the blood vessels to relax especially in your head, dilateted blood vessels accounts for the headache. Finally, alcohol makes your blood abnormally acidic (a condition called acidosis), which causes nausea and sweating.
All the hangover cures try to rehydrate your body (i.e. to reinstate water), and supply with the lost potassium and magnesium ions, and get in balance the blood pH again.
To reduce your horrible condition use hangover tips below!
As soon as you wake up, drink 2 large glasses of water to undo the dehydration. Even better if you drink hot water with added one tablespoon of honey. Honey contains plenty of fructose ( a simple sugar, also called fruit sugar) which speeds up the metabolism of alcohol. You can also eat just two tablespoons of honey, which is great hangover remedy.
Have a large glass of freshly squeezed grapefruit, orange or tomato juice. Fruit juice is rich in fructose and minerals therefore excellent for hangovers.
Good hangover tip is eating some dates! Dates also have a high fructose content.
Eat one tablespoon of Blackstrap Molasses in the morning. Molasses are rich in potassium and other minerals you have lost. You will be amazed about hangover cures with molasses!
Have a banana milkshake! Banana milkshake is an especially good way to replace potassium, magnesium and other nutrition lost during a night of heavy drinking. Mix half cup of milk with one banana and two teaspoons of honey in a blender and drink up.
Pickle juice or sauerkraut brine are great hangover remedies! Drink a small cup slowly.
If you have the time make yourself a delicious hangover soup. Main ingredients are white cabbage, onions and carrots. (If you have access to sauerkraut use it instead of raw cabbage. Use also the juice of sauerkraut.) Chop the vegetables and put them in a large pan with some olive oil. Stir-fry the vegetables with some salt for 10 minutes. Add two cloves of crushed garlic and enough water to cover all the ingredients. Simmer for one hour. Season with pepper, parsley and dill. Add some creme-fraiche or sour cream at the end. The soup is loaded with useful minerals, antioxidants, nutrients and alkaline substances is therefore excellent cure for hangovers.
Get plenty of sleep! Your body is worn out and the best hangover medicine is having enough wholesome sleep.
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Share Your Experiences from Tyra (Halifax): "Everyone knows that a night at a wedding reception usually results in the next day spent in bed. However; some people don't get that required time to recooperate. I can't say that I have anything for the pain of a hangover headache because I don't usually experience those, BUT I do have the best stomach cure! When you wake up, drink a lot of water...this will usually make you vomit... not the greatest feeling but you'll thank yourself later. I wouldn't recommend slamming back a cheeseburger or some greasy bacon like a lot of people claim to be the cure but maybe start off with a soda cracker so you can get your stomach ready to eat. Then - the cure for hangovers! Sauerkraut and mashed potatoes... the potatoes are bland enough to lighten the taste of the sauerkraut for people that don't enjoy it as well as I do, and I recommend Tancook Sauerkraut or any carton of it instead of a jar of it...the cartons are better because it's actually the real stuff and its fresh so the pickled taste isn't as strong. So mix it all together, (you can use instant mashed) because no one with hangovers has the stomach strength to stand there and peel boil and mash potatoes. A rather big bowl of that with a little butter and salt and you should be ready to face the day without a barf bucket!"
The homeopathic remedy Nux vomica is an excellent hangover medicine. Dissolve 3 to 5 pellets of the 30C potency on the tongue every four hours for one day.
Make yourself a lovely aromatic drink for hangovers: mix into a glass of hot water one tablespoon of honey, 1 drop of peppermint and 1 drop of fennel essential oils. Drink the mixture slowly.
Have a refreshing aroma therapy bath with 4 drops of juniper berry, 3 drops of fennel, 3 drops of rosemary essential oils and 3 tablespoons of honey. Soak for half an hour in these relaxing hangovers bath. You will feel much better after it.
Kudzu (Pueraria lobata) is a traditional Chinese remedy for alcohol poisoning, usually taken as a 'morning after' tea. Buy kudzu tincture in health-food shop and follow the dosage directions on the package.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) tea. The infusion speeds up the metabolism of alcohol, helps the liver to break down alcohol and ameliorates headache. Altogether it is great hangover remedy. How to make a rosemary tea? Put 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary plant into a 1 cup of freshly boiled water. Cover and leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Strain and drink one cup with honey added.
Chamomile flower tea. Chamomile tea soothes the irritated gastrointestinal tract is therefore good hangover medicine. How to make a chamomile tea? Add a 1 teaspoon of dried flower heads to one cup of boiling water, and leave to infuse for ten minutes. Strain and drink several cups a day.
White willow (Salix alba) bark tea. Decoction of willow bark contains salicin - natural aspirin-like substances - which act as a light painkiller without irritating the stomach. Willow bark tea is able to diminish headache caused by hangover. How to make the hangovers decoction? Put 1 teaspoon of willow bark into a large cup of water. Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes in a covered pot. Strain and drink one cup three times a day before meals.
Try in the morning after heavy drinking oil pulling on an empty stomach. It is amazing!
Do not take painkillers for your headache. They can irritate your stomach and harm your liver which are already overstressed by alcohol.
Do not drink much coffee! Like alcohol, caffeine is a diuretic, and if you drink too much you will become even more dehydrated.
Do not have another alcoholic drink for your hangovers. You will only postpone and prolong your misery. Alcohol is definitely the worst hangover remedy at all.
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Even without any hangover cures or hangover medicines, hangovers should last for no more than 24 hours. If you are still feeling bad after that, call a doctor.
Hope you could find your favourite hangover remedies from my selection of hangover tips above.
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