7 Effective Remedies To Treat A Hangover
Are you a party animal? Do you indulge in alcohol during weekends? It may sound like a lot of fun but then you should also be aware of what is called a ‘hangover’! It is the after effect of drinking excess of alcohol. It is felt in the morning after a night of heavy indulgence in alcohol.
Though different people have different symptoms but the most common symptoms are as follows:
- Accelerated heartbeat
- Body pain
- Bad breath
- Sensitivity to loud sounds
- Stomach ache
- Erratic motor functions
Now, you may be interested in knowing the ways to cure it. Let me tell you the best cure for it is time! However, there are remedies that can provide relief and quicker recovery.
One of the best ways of getting rid of a hangover is by drinking water. Alcohol is known to deplete water from the body and you need drink water at regular intervals and rehydrate yourself. Water is also known to dilute the impurities left in the stomach. Drink 8-10 glasses of water the whole day. Along with that have electrolyte containing sports drinks.
Lemon helps in getting rid of symptoms like dizziness, queasiness, sensitivity to sound and light, muscular pain. Lemon helps in rebalancing the body by controlling levels of blood sugar and altering the pH level.
- To two teaspoons of lemon juice add a teaspoon of honey to a glass of warm water.
- Drink this slowly upon waking up and also 2-3 times in the day.
Hony being rich in potassium help in counteracting the effects of too much consumption of alcohol. Take 3-4 teaspoons of honey at one hour intervals till the symptoms subside.
4) Tomato juice
Tomato juice is capable of controlling hangover symptoms as it contains fructose, that helps the body metabolize alcohol faster. You can drink a glass of fresh tomato juice or even soup.
Ginger is a great cure for nausea and vomiting, which are common symptoms of hangover. It also helps in the digestion of alcohol.
You can chew on tiny bits of ginger to get relief from a hangover. You can also opt for ginger tea.
Peppermint is a great herb to treat symptoms of a hangover. It also speeds up the process of detoxification. You can simply chew on the leaves of fresh peppermint throughout the day as it will help in relaxing the intestines and enable quick recovery. You can also make peppermint tea and have 1-2 cups of the herbal tea after waking up. You can also soak in a bathtub filled with warm water and a few drops of peppermint oil. A 30 min soak will be soothing and will make you feel better.
Proper sleep can help cure your hangover. Try to sleep as much as you can the next day.
So, these were some of the effective remedies. However, prevention is better than cure so you need to avoid drinking too much in the first place to prevent a hangover!
Here are some handy tips:
- Don’t consume alcohol on an empty stomach.
- Don’t drink it too fast.
- Don’t drink or eat sweet stuff while consuming alcohol.
Hope this post was useful!
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