Green Tea Cure Alcohol Hangover

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a cup of warm tea to perk you up
a cup of warm tea to perk you up | Source

“A cup of tea would restore my normality."

— Douglas Adams

During the ancient times, tea has been long used as the traditional medicine because tea has Catechins, an antioxidant substance and other healing properties to treat various common illness and minor problems. One cup of hot tea helps to reduce bones aching, bring down flu or cold during winter season and rainy days.



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Drinking more than 2 cans of alcoholic drinks will induce dizziness and bloating stomach
Drinking more than 2 cans of alcoholic drinks will induce dizziness and bloating stomach | Source

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What is alcohol drinks?

  • Alcohol comes in many forms.
  • Light alcohol beverages such as grape wine, contains less than 1% alcohol substance and it does not make a person gets drunk at all.
  • Grape wine is similar to pop soda drinks or Shandy, a little alcohol to bring the zest into the carbonated drinks.
  • On the other hand, heavy alcohol beverages which contain more than 10% alcohol substance could easily induce a person into a drunkard if he drinks too much or too fast at the shortest time.
  • Literally, "too fast" indicates the alcohol beverage is drank in one shot or one gulp and continuously, one after another glass )
  • Alcohol gives a person numbing action to express his feelings unwillingly, erasing understanding of sober mind, increasing courage gradually to do some actions which is beyond his normal behavior, feeling upset over a conversation which he misunderstood.
  • Hence, this is a common scene in drunkard brawl and accidents happen unexpectedly.

Digestive system

Overdrive stomach makes a drunkard vomits
Overdrive stomach makes a drunkard vomits | Source

What is Alcohol Hangover?

The liver often goes overdrive as it tries to filter out toxins from alcohol consumed.

Consequently, a drunkard experiences alcohol hangover; feeling extremely thirsty, upset stomach, nausea and sometimes induce to vomit because alcohol dehydrates body fluids.

Hangovers are caused by drinking too much alcohol. A single alcoholic drink is enough to trigger a hangover for some people, while others may drink heavily and escape a hangover entirely.


What causes alcohol hangover

There are many reasons that may result to an alcohol hangover.

  • Alcohol causes more urine: Alcohol will stimulate your body to urinate more. Hence, it will lead to dehydration, feeling thirsty, dry throat and dry lips. It often accompanied with headache and dizziness.
  • Alcohol interrupts your emotion control and physical abilities: The amount of alcohol toxin would cause disruption with your physical abilities such as unable to concentrate with your sight, forgetful memory, lack of emotional control. Most drunkards usually couldn't control their anger, spouting nonsense , scolding strangers with vulgar words. They get agitated over trivial matters easily.
  • Alcohol irritates your digestive system. Alcohol drinks are high in acidic and gases, causing stomach pain, vomiting and bloating tummy.
  • Alcohol induce feeling sleepy: You will feel sleepy, headache, groggy and tired. However, you may not feel comfortable at sleeping as your body may feel hot and sweaty.

Lipton tea bag

Lipton tea bags, most popular English tea in our country
Lipton tea bags, most popular English tea in our country | Source

Word of Advice

So, do store up green tea bags, Japanese tea or Chinese tea in you kitchen, just in case you need them. The next time when you had too much alcohol beverages, ask someone to help you to brew a cup of warm tea. Better still, avoid those horrible beverages for the sake of your health.

Green Tea

A cup of warm tea to perk up a drunkard man
A cup of warm tea to perk up a drunkard man | Source

How does Tea Help in Alcohol Hangover?

  • However, a drunkard may feel that tea taste bitter and awful because his tongue and other senses were overcome and numbed by alcohol effect.
  • In order to overcome alcohol hangover, tea plays an important role to relieve alcohol effects and to sober up a drunkard’s mind. Tea has the ability to cool down and detoxify liver by flushing out alcohol accumulated in the body through urination.
  • Furthermore, tea does not dehydrate a person’s body, unlike alcohol and coffee. The reason is, tea produces water to all over the body system, helping the liver to function well with sufficient fluids and strengthen the blood flows too.
  • Besides that, tea has caffeine and theanine, two elements that induce calming effect to reduce headache, groggy vision and helps to refresh a person’s mind and consciousness mentally.
  • The caffeine in tea, especially green tea, helps to open and widen the blood vessels in your brain, so that the pressure that keeps throbbing your nerve muscles would be reduced.
  • Hence, the irritating headache gradually disappears. Tea also helps to strengthen the body stability physically, able to walk and stand steadily.
  • If you still feel weak, the feeling of nausea keeps coming back, this means your body still has the alcohol toxin.
  • Lay down on your bed or sofa to stabilize your body while you take a sip of a warm cup of green tea or Japanese tea.
  • One of the best thing about tea is, it keeps your bladder full; keeping you busy releasing your urination in the toilet. This method is useful to clean up your body system.

my own tea tree leaves, glad that I had planted it
my own tea tree leaves, glad that I had planted it | Source

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Bobski606 4 years ago from U.K

I take green tea capsules when I'm tired for a natural energy boost but I never thought to take it for a hangover (not that it happens regularly). My Dad got re-married at the weekend and it was a Polish wedding so there was a lot of vodka involved and I've been feeling off all week simply because I rarely drink nowadays. Thanks for the great tips I'm off to have some tea.


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peachpurple 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

For those who are not an alcohol drinker, tea helps to ward off the nausea, headache much faster than those heavy drinkers. Do drink green tea, not the normal teabags that add sugar. Good luck to you!


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LetitiaFT 4 years ago from Paris via California

Boy is this timely! I just home from a housewarming party where there was no food but buckets of champagne. I can tell you I'm really looking forward to a cup of tea tommorrow.


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peachpurple 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

@letitiaft

Yeah. Head for the grocery store. Get a box of green tea for a change. Green tea is great for your body.


Kerry43 4 years ago

I love tea , whatever the variety. Thank you for sharing, and for the prompt as I am almost out of green tea!

Have a wonderful day:)

Kerry


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peachpurple 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

@kerry43

Thanks for reading my hub. I always keep an extra box of green tea just in case I ran out of it. Wishing you a wonderful day too :)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Neat information! Good to know!


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peachpurple 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

Thanks for reading. I am sure tea will benefit everyone besides alcohol hangover.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Tea has always been my favorite after a long day but for a hangover had no idea, an informative and useful hub


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peachpurple 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home Author

glad to meet someone a fan of tea too. Care to have a cup of tea for 2?

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