Natural Remedies for Hangovers
Let's get real; we all get a little out of hand sometimes. A couple of drinks with friends can turn into a few more as the night turns to morning and we lose track of time (and sometimes, our wallet).
With countless products on the market to alleviate that lovely hangover and all its charming symptoms, natural solutions are a quick and easy alternative that you might already have lying around somewhere at home, and better for your health, too.
Research suggests that drinking one glass of red wine per day can be beneficial for your health and may reduce the risk of heart disease. However, when one drink turns to many more, these herbs can sure come in handy.
(As a friendly reminder, try to remember always to exercise caution when consuming any product containing alcohol and please drink responsibly. Stay safe, think forward, and drink plenty of water.)
- Ginger: Well known for its digestive benefits and its unique scent, this spice is an excellent choice for nausea and queasiness. After all, a hangover is your body's response to the arduous task of ingesting ethanol and sugar found in most drinks, and Ginger can help reduce some of your pain.
- Peppermint: Another aromatic herb that will have you feeling better in no time, Peppermint can ease nausea and reduce overall inflammation in the intestines, while providing digestive comfort as time allows for your agony to pass. It can also help with dehydration when mixed with fluids, which will alleviate most symptoms.
- Milk Thistle: One cannot overstate the importance of this particular herb in any hangover formula, as Milk Thistle contains potent liver-cleansing properties that allow for proper metabolization of alcohol in the body. Compounds like peroxidase and glutathione are essential in detoxifying the liver, and Milk Thistle can naturally increase your body's levels.
- Turmeric: While this spice is a jack of all trades, Turmeric might be the king of fighting inflammation. Among its use in cuisine and as a natural remedy for various other ailments, Turmeric can accelerate alcohol metabolism while delivering a soothing effect on the intestinal tract and reducing pain and discomfort.