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Natural Ways to Relieve Hangover

Updated on April 27, 2010

After a whole night partying, you may experience irregular breathing, severe headache, nausea, dry mouth, thirst, vomit, and maybe a mild diarrhoea, that's when you know you had a hangover.

What is hangover anyway? A hangover is a series of unpleasant symptoms as a result of excessive alcohol intake within your body. it may last an hour or two until three days following the heavy consumption of alcohol. In a nut shell, after a fun last night and now your head is a throbbing 100 pound concrete block.

So why do you feel so uncomfortable? Quite simply, alcohol is a drug with terrible side effects. When consumed in small amounts, your body can produce enzymes to degrade the alcohol toxic. Thus, you are not aware of these toxic reactions. However, when levels of alcohol consumption exceeds, the ability of the body to compensate, you will experience a hangover that often occurs.

Some of you may experience unbalance emotion, weak, and you may feel thorough pain.

If you experience this, there are some natural ways to relieve hangover you may try before you decide to consume other chemical drugs and add more drugs into your body.

Relieve a Hangover

1. Water, water, water

Dehydration is one major complaint of hangover. At the time enjoying it, actually your body start losing fluids. Drinking plenty of water is the most important way of healing.

Drink plenty of water before, during, and after consuming liquor will help your body in two main ways. First, drink lots of water can help provide water reserves for the body in preparation for losing a lot of fluids due to the hangover. Because alcohol is a diuretic that is caffeine-containing substances that increase urine production, so that makes your body dehydrated dramatically.

Second, the water will help get rid of bad toxins that make you feel very uncomfortable.

honey water
honey water

2. Honey Water

Drink some hot water with a teaspoon of honey. Honey will balance the sugar level and speed up the healing process.

3. Have some ginger tea

Ginger helps soothe and reduce abdominal pain, sense of bloating, and indigestion due to gas in the stomach, as well as relax the muscle spasm.

Ginger is also an excellent source of antioxidants. In addition, ginger reduces free radicals in the body and stimulates the pace of expenditure poison. Because of these benefits, ginger is great as hangover remedies as well.

ginger tea
ginger tea

4. Traditional Orange Juice

This is the ancient recipe that combine orange juice and herbs. You may need juice from 2-3 big oranges plus 10 ml lemon juice and a bit of cumin. Mix those ingredients and drink at once.

Cumin can provide beneficial effects of cooling the body so that relieve the body from excessive heat disorders.
Vitamin C can boost the immune system. So if you combined both, it's so good for your body to restore balance.

Bad headache  courtesy Sport today
Bad headache courtesy Sport today

5. Banana Smoothies

Banana is one of the best sources of potassium. Potassium is one of the most important minerals for the body. Potassium can be drained away because of excessive alcohol consumption.

Potassium plays an important role in energy production and helps regulate nerve movement throughout the body. When your body loses fluids, either through sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive production of urine, potassium was released.
Potassium deficiency symptoms like muscle weakness, abdominal pain, and excessive fatigue are all common symptoms of hangover.

To get an instant energy-enhancing drinks that will soothe the tired body system, make a banana smoothie.

Mix together this condensed fruit and delicious banana drinks with yogurt and milk.

You need one medium-size ripe bananas and 120 ml of nonfat milk or 50 ml plain yoghurt. Peel banana and put it all in the blender. Add milk or yoghurt and ice.

Important rules :

  1. Never ever have alcohol drinks on an empty stomach.
  2. Consume main course or large meals that's easy to absorbed than just eating chips, nuts, or celery sticks.
  3. Do not mix drinks.
  4. Drink non alcohol beverages or water while you have alcohol drinks.


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    • febriedethan profile image

      febriedethan 6 years ago from Indonesia

      Hi mojefballa, I love ginger tea, it's good for daily beverages. Specially in a windy day. Thank you for commenting :)

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      Ikeji Chinweuba 6 years ago from Nigeria

      Nice information and advice form a brilliant colleague.I think the ginger tea has more of a medicinal value.This information is superb for my brother which i will definitely share with him soon.

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      febriedethan 6 years ago from Indonesia

      Hi hubpageswriter1, thank you for great recipe of smoothies! I love smoothies :)

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      hubpageswriter1 6 years ago

      This hubpage is great, It will certainly be very useful for me tomorrow morning. It's my best friends hen night tonight so i thought i might do some research to help me out tomorrow. I also found that drinking a fruit smoothie in another great way to get you through a hangover don't ask me why probably because of how good they are for you with all the vitamins and minerals all the fruit contains. Don’t know if you would be interested but I've actually got a fruit smoothie recipes hubpage here is the URL if you want to take a look at it.

      Fruit smoothie recipes hubpage -

      ps thanks for sharing

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      hangover_cure 7 years ago

      Well done.

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      febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

      Dewanto, thank you for visiting and I'm glad if this may help her :)

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      dewanto 7 years ago from Jakarta

      very good information :D

      i'll give it to my friend who sometimes ask me when she has hangover

      thank you...

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      febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

      Brother Dave, yes, I got the point.

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      febriedethan, Best way to avoid hangover, do not drink!

      Brother Dave.

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      febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

      Hello,hello, thank you for the compliment, you're so kind :) I hope these tips will help many people, thank you for visiting and have a great day!

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Your hubs are always giving good tips and are well writtten. This one is no exception. Thank you.

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      febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

      Patti Ann, thank you. I love ginger tea too and it's better with a little honey.

      BJBenson, well Happy Birthday in advance to your husband :) Hope all the best for him and all your family!

      Thank you all for visiting!

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      BJBenson 7 years ago from USA

      My husband will need all of these, this May is his Birthday. Good information.


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      Patti Ann 7 years ago from Florida

      Great advice! The ginger tea is a really good idea. Rated this one up.