Alcohol is a diuretic, so excessive consumption of alcohol dehydrates. This causes irritating hangover, but in the long term it affects your brain and liver. Time and patience are the best cure for hangover. Not drinking alcohol at all can perhaps be the best rational move to avoid hangover, but this is not feasible for those who love to drink.
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Common symptoms of excessive alcohol intake include
Alcohol just incapacitates you, leaving you drained of all energy. There is no real cure but these home remedies can help you to reduce symptoms and make you feel normal fast.
Since dehydration is the most common symptoms, it makes sense to hydrate yourself quickly and frequently to become properly hydrated again. Drink a glass of water every half hour. You can add electrolyte to the water to regain some energy. Avoid all other drinks that may dehydrate you such as coffee and all kinds of carbonated drinks.
Additionally, the following will help you to reduce all your symptoms of hangover quickly.
- Lemon with Salt and Honey
Make a tasty drink with lemon, salt and honey to quickly eliminate every feeling of hangover from three different angles at once. Lemon helps to get rid of dizziness and muscle pain, salt helps to retain water and honey helps in better metabolism. Club them together and you have a great recipe to fight hangover.
Method: In a glass of cold water, add 1/4 teaspoon of table salt and half a teaspoon of honey. Mix it well. Your drink is ready. Sip it slowly. Drink it 3-4 times during the day.
- Tomato Juice
Tomato juice is another powerful recipe for fighting hangover. Tomato rich in Vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Prepare fresh juice of 4-5 healthy medium size tomato after removing the seeds. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of honey. Add pinch of table salt. Drink it to restore minerals and energy lost due to excessive alcohol drinking causing hangover.
Ginger helps fight nausea, vomiting and other symptoms of hangover. One of many health benefits of ginger is that it also soothes your stomach. There are many different ways you can consume ginger to get rid of hangover from excess alcohol intake.
- Chew finely cut slices of ginger– Make 1 mm thick slices of ginger and chew them every hour. This is the best method but some people may not like the taste. If you are one of them who wouldn’t prefer to chew ginger then you can try the other methods of consuming ginger as explained in the next item.
- Eat Dried Ginger Powder with Honey– Mix half spoon of dried ginger powder with half spoon of honey to make a thick paste. This tastes well. Put the paste in your mouth and let it melt and swallowed on its own slowly. Don’t just gulp it at once.
- Drink Ginger Tea– Boil finely cut slices from 1/2 an inch of ginger in a cup of water. Simmer it for 10 minutes and let it cool add half a teaspoon of honey. The tea is ready. Sip it slowly
Use one or combination of the above ginger preparations and reduce hangover.
Peppermint acts on your stomach to relieve your from nausea and vomiting symptoms of the hangover. It increases digestion and relieves tension. Chew peppermint leaves or make peppermint tea and drink. Do it occasionally throughout the day.
Excessive intake of alcohol causes you to loss lots of minerals during dehydration. You have to replenish it. Banana is rich in potassium and also contains fructose which helps you to regain energy. Banana also calms your stomach. Eat a banana or make a banana smoothie and drink. You will feel relieved from the hangover.