- Alternative & Natural Medicine
11 Hangover Cures That REALLY Work!
Hair Of The Dog No More
If you have ever awakened after over-indulging in a bit of the bubbly, feeling worse than death, you are definitely not alone! Contrary to popular belief, however, the good ol' "hair of the dog" will only make you feel worse in the long run. What you really need are some sanctifying home remedies that will reduce the size of your massive head and get you up off that couch so you don't waste yet another entire day in a purple haze of misery. Listed here are 11 hangover cures that really work! Trust me, I have tried EVERY LAST ONE! Simple, yet effective, by using a combination of these methods, your hangover will soon be a thing of your sorted past allowing you to be off to another party!
Pour Yourself Some Passion Fruit
Drinking fruit juice which naturally contains fructose, will help you burn the alcohol out of your system faster. Whether it be orange, tomato, grapefruit or your favorite passion fruit, the fructose is the key to the cure! Plus, fruit juice is delicious and packed with Vitamin C which is great for your immune system!
Eggs Are Not Just For Chickens Anymore!
Did you know that eating eggs can help cure a hangover? This is because eggs have a natural protein called albumin in them. Albumin has an osmotic effect that helps to rehydrate your cells after the dehydrating effects of the alcohol. Eat them any way you want, fried, scrambled, poached or better yet, raw! The effect is marvelous.
Polly Want a Cracker?
Eating crackers with honey on them is yet another way to flush the alcohol out of your system. Honey contains a very concentrated amount of fructose in it, that again, rids the body of alcohol faster.
Try Some Willow Bark
Got a mean headache? Try some willow bark! It is an organic pain reliever that contains a natural form of aspirin in it. This little girl loves it! I hope she doesn't overdose!
There's No Bull in Bouillon
Get better with boullion as it replaces the potassium and salt that your body peed out when you drank last night! Simply mix the cubes in a hot cup of water and you will be better in no time.
Take the Niacin Flush
Alcohol is a toxin and Niacin has fatastic detoxifying properties! As it dilates your blood vessels, it increases blood flow through your entire body. The combination of increased blood flow and the additional histamine effect that it produces, allows toxins to be removed from the cells and then get filtered out of your body through your kidneys. Initially it will feel a bit strange, but it really works! If you don't like the flushed feeling or the itchiness that is truly an indication that it is working, try the time release capsules that won't produce this effect.
Make Your Body An Oasis With H2O
Drink plenty of water to replenish your dehydrated cells. Do so on the night that you drink, before you go to bed and immediately when you rise in the morning to relieve the effects of the hangover.
Plop Plop Fizz Fizz Oh What a Relief It Is!
Just from my own experience, taking an Alka Seltzer before bed if you have partied hardy and also when you rise in the morning after the fact will help heal your throbbing head. Add the willow bark or 2 aspirin with the Alka Seltzer and the combined effect will prove itself a worthy cure.
Buddy Up With B-Complex
When you drink your body becomes drained of stress-relieving, B complex vitamins. Taking your B-complex before you go to bed and then again when you wake can help reduce the stress that your body is experiencing from the physiological effects of the hangover.
Heal Your Hangover With Building Blocks!
When you drink, your body is also deprived of Amino Acids, which are the building blocks of protein. You can easily replace them by eating a high-protein meal. Beef, chicken and fish contain all the essential amino acids. Soy products and Amaranth, a leafy green food consumed primarily in Asia and the Mediterranean, also do. I know, who feels like cooking with a hangover! Don't worry, purchasing Amino Acid supplements from the health food store will work just as well.
Have a Nice Cup of Joe!
Last but not least, try drinking a few cups of coffee with your hangover. The caffeine in the coffee acts as a vasoconstrictor that helps to shrink dilated blood vessels that are causing your headache. Better yet have a cup of hot tea with honey in it and kill two birds with one stone!
We all like to have fun, and it is ok, as long as we are willing to pay the price! It is my hope that with these super-duper hangover cures, the price of drinking for each of you will be a little less expensive!