The New Year and Christmas festivities are over. Many tasty treats and alcoholic beverages were consumed, causing hangover. Russians learned to fight hangover long ago with traditional pickle juice and sauerkraut. What people all over the globe use to treat hangover?
Turks cure the unpleasant syndrome with yogurts and other fermented milk products that rid the body of toxins.
People in Singapore cook special soup with carefully selected herbs and ginseng.
People in India cure themselves with incenses. They add water to incense burners and pour two to three drops of oil – vanilla, anis, lemon, mint, milfoil, fennel, tee tree and juniper.
If you don’t have incense burner, drop some oil on a tissue and breathe in the fumes. If you are not able to get rid of nausea and headache, rub some peppermint oil under your nose or add two to three drops to 30 milliliters of olive oil and rub this mixture onto your stomach.
You will feel refreshed and your stomach will settle down. Majoram oil will help cure headaches and balance your nervous system. Rub a drop of this oil behind both ears.
In some Chinese provinces people drink raw eggs and eat butter prior to indulging. Greeks use the same methods.
Japanese soak gauze bandages in sake and then breathe through them.
In Mongolia people drink tomato juice with marinated sheep eyes in it.
Englishmen eat spinach the morning after a wild party as it rids body of toxins. Then they drink Rosemarie tea that helps cure headache.
Royal Society of Chemistry of Great Britain states that the best hangover remedy is a toast with butter and honey or golden syrup. This simple snack helps to replenish sodium, potassium and fructose.
The Society recommends having a glass of milk prior to alcohol consumption since it slows down alcohol digestion. The best drinks are gin or vodka because they are relatively pure drinks that undergo repeated cleaning. Dark beverages should be avoided since they contain chemicals that may cause hangover.
Finns treat hangover with cold beer and herring.
Germans eat lamb and bananas the morning after, chasing it with milk. Bananas replenish energy lacking after wild festivities.
Puerto Rico people rub lemon in the armpit area. Those living in the Sothern part rub it clockwise, and those in the Northern part do it counterclockwise.
French brew strong coffee with salt in the morning and cook onion soup. If coffee does not help, a special cocktail “Cleanser for a piglet” will definitely do the job. Pour a little bit of lemon juice in a glass and add equal parts of white wine and sparkling water.
Americans make a cocktail with a raw egg, a table spoon of ketchup, tomato juice and several drops of vinegar. Eggs contain a ferment that disintegrates free radicals released during alcohol consumption.
People in Haiti believe that 13 pins with black heads stuck into a wine cork will help avoiding hangover next morning.
Brazilians drink half of a liter of juice mixture made of guava, mango and citrus. They cleanse the body and enhance the systems that help to rid the body of toxins.