You have done it and there is no denying it. At the party last night, you went to stop your friends from heavy drinking and the situation turned against you and you don’t remember anything after that. All you know now is your endless visits to the washroom and a pounding headache.
The world around you is spinning and you are not able to balance yourself. Your fiery and scary eyes are daunting you and your body is fatigued. Overindulging in alcohol has lead to a severe hangover. A hangover is caused by excessive consumption of alcohol, the symptoms of which vary from milder to more acute ones.
If the alcohol is consumed on an empty stomach or in a dehydrated condition the severity of hangover may be more intense. Luckily the symptoms of hangover can be handled at home with some effective home remedies which bring relief and help you regain yourself to normality. Read on to know more about these useful home remedies.
Effective Home Remedies To Beat Hangovers
Hydrate With Water
One of the simplest, easiest and most effective home remedies to combat a hangover is water. Dehydration is one of the main causes of hangover while drinking and dehydration can worsen the hangover after drinking.
So it is important to hydrate your body as much as possible. Water helps control the nausea and hammering head ache which are mainly caused due to the dehydration. Drink 8-10 glasses of water and avoid caffeine, which can further dehydrate your body.
Lemon juice or lime tea provides an instant relief to the troubled stomach and helps in detoxifying the stomach. Have fresh lemon juice or lemon tea as frequently as possible to reduce the hangover effect from your body. Prepare lemon tea without sugar. Squeeze a fresh lemon to make a refreshing lemon juice to give instant relief to the upset stomach.
Ginger is one of the promising ingredients which can help overcome hangover. It is a remedy for so many of digestion problems including the stomach upset during a hangover. It helps in the digestion of alcohol and thus soothes the stomach.
Consume ginger in the form of ginger tea or chew fresh pieces of ginger for faster relief. Ginger chips and ginger candy are also helpful in avoiding nausea and vomiting.
Cool It With Ice
Cooling with ice is one of the easiest home remedies to tackle the pounding headache during a hangover. Place an ice compress on your aching head. If you do not have a cold compress, pour some ice cubes in a plastic bag or a towel and place it onto your head on the aching area. It cools down your body and gives an instant relief. Soak a washcloth in cold water and put it on your forehead while you rest.
Lot of minerals like potassium are drained out from your body due to the excess intake of alcohol and subsequent frequent urination. Banana helps in regaining the lost minerals.
Eat banana directly or have a banana shake with a tablespoon of honey in it. Banana shake soothes your stomach and the honey helps in regaining the lost blood sugar.
Over consumption of alcohol not only dehydrates your body, but it drains out a lot of minerals and throws the blood sugar levels out of balance. It is necessary to replenish the loss in order to recover from a hangover. Freshly prepared juices can help you compensate and regain your health. Fresh tomato juice contains fructose which can help in metabolizing the alcohol faster. Freshly squeezed orange juice rich in vitamin C, raises the blood sugar levels thereby alleviating the hangover symptoms.
Sweat It Out
Don’t be surprised. Yes, it may take a lot of willpower to do something like exercising when standing seems like a challenge; but it is worth your effort. Yoga can help you in detoxifying the body.
Bending and twisting poses and postures can encourage the blood flow all over your body. You can also take up any physical activity like swimming, jogging, cycling or anything that will make you sweat and help in alleviating hangover symptoms.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is one of the popular hangover cures. Sip a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar which helps dissolve the alcohol content in your body. Its taste many not be so great. So consider adding a teaspoon of soda bicarbonate along with apple cider vinegar in half a glass of water. It balances the pH levels and replenishes the lost electrolytes.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.