6 Natural Hangover Cures

6 Natural Hangover Cures

The night flew by and so did you. Whether you drink a vat full of alcohol or sip your way into being comfortably numb, chances are the next day you’ll feel it. The morning after a hearty party could mean headache, nausea, joint pain, diarrhea, dizziness, bloating, fatigue and so much more.

Using these 6 natural hangover cures just may help you during your debauchery or mopping yourself up afterwards. Some of it is common sense while other remedies might surprise you. Either way, it may be a good idea to keep these in your back pocket so you can at least attempt to lessen the pain and discomfort of dealing with a hangover.

Wet Your Whistle

Water is a no-brainer but so many of us forget about it especially while doing bad Karaoke or throwing back sweet wine coolers. Alcohol is a notorious dehydrator and dehydration could cause all sorts of hangover type responses.

The collaborated study team, Alcohol Hangover Research Group (AHRG) explains,

“Alcohol suppresses the antidiuretic hormone vasopressin, which ordinarily keeps you from peeing too much.” (Wired 5/20/14)

Drinking water during and after imbibing could make a difference. Therefore, be sure to down a glass of water between each one or two alcohol drinks as well as a few more before bed and when you wake.

Go Bananas

Replenishing electrolytes is very important after drinking too much alcohol. Bananas contain high levels of potassium which are one of the major ingredients in electrolytes.

You can eat one or two before you drink but it is best to have a few the next morning. They are also a soothing addition to the digestive tract which can easily be kicked out of balance by alcohol consumption.

Spicy Bath

Wasabi could act as a powerful toxin removal. The next morning, after eating your bananas and drinking your water, take a wasabi bath.

Dissolve 2 to 4 tablespoons of green wasabi paste (yes that spicy mustard stuff that comes with sushi) into a hot bath. The wasabi will stimulate blood flow and increase oxygen to your cells which can result in substantial transdermal waste removal.

Removal of waste, particularly leftover alcohol and alcohol turned to sugar, means better systemic flow and faster healing.

The Red Eye

Tomatoes are an excellent hangover remedy as they contain fructose, enzymes and minerals perfect for electrolyte replenishment and hangover relief.

Add a few shakes of cayenne pepper, a tablespoon of lime or lemon juice and a tablespoon of honey to a tall glass of fresh tomato juice and you could right yourself in no time.

Get Nux

Nux Vomica is a homeopathic remedy easily found in health food stores and is known to decrease headaches as well as gastrointestinal challenges.

Homeopathy is a like-cures-like therapy using the highly diluted ‘vibration’ of natural substances that relate to specific symptoms. It is safe and easy to take, usually packaged in tubes of pellets with twisting caps that drop the pellets into the cap. The cap is then removed and the pellets are poured under the tongue to dissolve. This delivery is essential as touching the pellets can deactivate them.

Take 3 pellets of 30c nux vomica under your tongue before drinking, 3 more before bed and 3 more the next day. Before taking, avoid cologne/perfume and make sure your mouth is clear of strong flavors such as mint, coffee and garlic for about twenty minutes.

Ginger It

Raw ginger root is a centuries old remedy used for calming the gastrointestinal tract, particularly the stomach.

Usually, stomach upset is a ‘heat symptom’ meaning that it is an imbalance full of fast moving energy. To quell this, ginger has its own natural heat which you can immediately detect in its spiciness.

Slice four or five thin discs of raw ginger and let steep in a cup of hot water. Once the water is warm sip as is or add a tablespoon of honey to cut the spiciness.

Drink responsibly so a hangover is prevented,l however if you forget, talk to your doctor about these 6 natural hangover cures to see if one may be right for you.