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How To Cure A Hangover At Home?

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Ever had one of those days, when you woke up completely disoriented, with your head throbbing like hell and you wishing if you could figure out if what you were staring at is the wall or the floor! Yup, that’s what I would call a hangover and since I have been there a couple of times in my college days I have the right answers for the question “How to cure a hangover at home?”!! Here are a few tips that might help you:
 
Yup! You can treat your hangover at home!! 

 

Go Banana! -  When you drink a lot, you urinate a lot and this means that you lose a lot of potassium. Eating bananas will help you regain the lost potassium in your body. You can chop a banana and blend it with 1 tablespoon clear honey and half pint of milk blitz in a blender and then drink it or you can just gobble the banana as it is.  You can also immerse banana peels in a cup of water and later drink the water after it has been cooled.
 
Vitamin C can help – Vitamin C helps to break down the alcohol in your body and raise your blood sugar, therefore it is great if you can bring yourself to drink large amounts of citrus fruit juices like lime juice or orange juice, Tomato Juice or even take vitamin C tablets. Prepare your lime juice by mixing 8 ounces of water with 2 tsp of fresh lime juice and a tsp of sugar. Drink it up slowly for maximum effect. If you have diarrhea have apple juice instead of lime juice.  
 
Water is all you need: If you can manage to then there is nothing better than drinking a lot of water before going to bed or as soon as the party is over as well as the following day when you are having a hangover. The higher water level in the body counter effects the alcohol levels and thus helps cure the hangover.
 
Coffee or Tea Ma’m– Strong coffee or peppermint tea also help to kill your hangover. Anther awesome cure (if it can be managed) is to drink a glass of hot chocolate milk right before going to bed. A cup of black coffee without sugar and a few drops of lemon juice is also a good hangover cure. Herbal tea, especially tea that had thyme in it is another tested hangover cure.
 
Ginger all the way:  Ginger ale or a warm cup of ginger tea can help. Here is a simple ginger concoction that will get rid of your hangover for you.  Boil 4 cups of water and 10 to 12 slices of fresh ginger root for 10 minutes and then strain it. Now add the juice of half a lemon, one orange, and 1/2 cup of honey and drink it up.
 
Honey Honey - Drinking honey  mixed with lemon juice in 1 cup of hot water several times the next day also helps as honey contains fructose and glucose, which in turn helps to control the metabolic chaos that is caused by alcohol.
 
Use a cold compress made from ice cubes in a plastic bag wrapped in a towel or just a towel dipped in cold water on the affected areas will help reduce your headache.
 
Ensure that you eat well to get rid of the fatigue that sets in as a part of the hangover. You can eat light food  like rice, soup, or toast.
 
Finally a long hot water bath will also help you clear your senses!
 
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