Throbbing head? Upset stomach? General malaise? Intermittent pangs of regret? Yep. You have a hangover. We’ve been there too. Somehow, “one drink” ends up in “why not?” and the aftermath does serious damage to your body’s well-being.
To help you mend yourself naturally—and ASAP—we found four tried-and-true natural hangover remedies. Consider these supplements to the age-old go-tos: hydration, rest, and time (ugh, sorry to say it).
Scroll on for four natural hangover remedies to try.
To help your body get back on track, try taking a vitamin B complex after drinking. The supplement is said to combat hangovers by helping your body detox itself properly.
Drink This Chinese Herbal Remedy
A study by the National Institutes of Health reveals that consuming a combination of ginger, tangerine pith, and brown sugar decreases nausea and vomiting associated with hangovers (nice!). This interesting remedy is a traditional treatment for booze-induced stomach ailments in China—give it a go next time your digestive system is feeling worse for wear after a late night.
Tiger Balm is a popular topical cream that’s used to treat many ailments, from tension headaches to muscle soreness. When it comes to hangovers, consider Tiger Balm a natural option to get rid of that throbbing headache. (Will it ever end?!) Dab a small amount of the potent balm on the back of your neck and on your temples, massage it in, and repeat the mantra, “I will never drink again. I will never drink again.”
Yes, you read that correctly. Raved about for its detoxifying benefits, the ritual of mustard baths dates back all the way back to Ancient Greece and Rome. While this might sound a little—uh—unappetizing, mustard greens contain glucosinolates, which are said to help regulate the action of detoxification enzymes and eliminate harmful toxins from the body.
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