Monday, 12 March 2012

Home Remedies for Hangovers

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I have been getting requests for hangover remedies. Well, your wish is my command. We all know what it is like, to wake up in the morning and feel like you had too much to drink the night before. You partied from sundown to sunup and now you’re paying the price. You have a pounding headache, you feel queasy, dizzy and your muscles ache. You probably have a hangover.

Although we do not like to think of it as such, alcohol is actually a drug. Alcohol is a depressant, and when taken in excess, it fills your body with toxins. Your hangover the next morning is simply your body trying to get rid of those toxins. So, here are a few remedies to ease the suffering next time you experience a dreadful hangover.
Honey contains fructose and replenishes natural sugars that your body has lost. Honey on toast, honey in tea, a spoon full of honey or my personal favorite honey, lemon and hot water. Replenishing your bodies natural sugars will prevent you from getting a nasty headache.

While you were drinking and peeing like a racehorse, a great deal of potassium drained from your body. Bananas are bursting with potassium and will give your body a much-needed kick. You can try making a smoothie with bananas and an all-natural fruit juice. This combination will give your body both natural sugars and potassium, best of both worlds!

Hangovers are greatly caused by dehydration of the body. If you can remember one thing while intoxicated, remember to drink as much water as possible. Not only before bed but also during your night. This will nip dehydration in the bud, allowing you to feel much better in the morning.

Taking a multivitamin, before bed or when you wake up in the morning, is the most effective remedy that I have come across. This simply replaces all the vitamins your body has lost during your night of drinking and minimizes the potential for a hangover.

The next time you have had one drink too many, you can try any or all of these remedies. Just remember to drink and eat a good amount and avoid caffeine because it will only continue to dehydrate you, the opposite of what you want.


  1. I love this post! Makes me laugh... I don't think I am able to manipulate raw food into an edible meal when I have a bad hangover, but it's a great suggestion. Typically I take a vitamin B12 and B6 before I drink and before I go to bed, it is supposed to help with the hangover effects.

  2. Interesting. I know somebody who will be happy to have this is a healthier way of fighting toxins.

  3. I am for sure going to have to put this list in my phone for next time! As in St.Patricks day?? hahah! Awesome Sam! I love this blog, as I'm very much into natural remedies myself!

  4. This post will most likely prove helpful after this weekend. I don't think Gatorade is cutting it anymore so I will have to try one of these remedies.

  5. Ok...Honey? This I have to try. Seriously, I put honey on everything...sooo if eating it by the spoonful helps a hangover, I'm down to try.

  6. I've found a few glasses of water before bed usually works for me (although you may need to use the washroom in the middle of the night) assuming I'm not sooo drunk that I forget to drink water altogether. Then I'm pretty well screwed. At any rate, I only have one friend in the world who usually gets me THAT drunk, and I don't see him so often these days.