Natural Home Remedies to Cure a Hangover

| 7/23/2010 4:41:05 PM

It’s happened to all of us at least once. You drink a little too much the night before and wake up feeling like you got hit by a truck. If you’re suffering from a hangover, relax. With these natural hangover cures, you’ll be feeling better in no time.

A hangover can leave you with sore muscles, nausea and a killer headache. Get relief from your hangover with these natural remedies! Photo By spunkinator/Courtesy Flickr.

Drink a glass of lime and sugar water. When you drink alcohol, your blood sugar levels drop. This Ayurvedic remedy helps return those levels to normal. Add two teaspoons of fresh lime juice and ¼ teaspoon of sugar to a glass of water.

Eat a banana. Alcohol dehydrates the body by causing you to urinate more. Every time you pee, you flush out valuable water-soluble vitamins and minerals such as potassium, which your body needs potassium for its muscles to function properly. A potassium deficiency can leave you feeling weak and nauseous. (Sound familiar?) Bananas are rich in potassium, so eating one will help replenish your body. Bananas will also calm an upset stomach, and their natural sugars can stabilize your blood sugar.

Take a ginger capsule. Feeling nauseous? No hangover is complete without the constant urge to throw up. Nausea is easily cured with ginger, one of the best-known and longest used vomit suppressors. You can make ginger tea by boiling fresh slices of ginger root, but if standing upright and boiling water is too much effort for you, drink a can of ginger ale or pop a ginger capsule. Ginger can also help relax your aching muscles.

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Drinking water with sugar and lime will help stabilize your blood sugar after a night of drinking. Photo By Mark Grapengater/Courtesy Flickr.