Gone out last night, got completely off your trolley and woken up this
morning feeling headachy, nauseous, to the point of vomiting? What
you’ve got mate is a case of Hangoveritis.
There’s good and bad news for all you sufferers out there. Bad news
is the only way to avoid this, is stop all drinking, which come on to be
honest, none of us really wants to stop completely. Good news is we
have a quick guide of how to cure a hangover. Some cures you’ve bound to
have heard of and tried and some are just plain weird and wacky, but do
The Headache is one of the most common and nastiest of hangover
symptoms. It’s the world’s worst migraine pounding, pulsing and
grinding. When you normally have a headache your first instinct is to
reach out for Aspirin, Panadol or Ibuprofen. These will only make you
feel worse. Pain killers contain acetaminophen which in combination with
the alcohol in your system can lead to extreme damage of your liver.
What your body is actually yearning for is H20; the scientific name
for water. One of the best and most effective ways to ease the severity
of your hangover is to drink up before you head to bed. Stomach it all
like a selfish person on the verge of never being able to drink water
again. If you can’t do this, take a Pump bottle when you hit the clubs
/bars and guzzle down between beverages.
If you’re one of those people that can’t stand the taste of water,
fruit juice (preferably orange) will help as Vitamin C counteracts with
the substances in your body and leaves you feeling a little bit better.
Another option is Powerade or Lucozade. Avoid caffeine at all costs.
Even though it will give you a boost of energy, it will continue to
leave you dehydrated. If after you’ve drunk as much water or fruit juice as you can and
your headache still persists, try Alka Seltzer Morning Relief. A friend
tried this after reading it on the internet and within 15 minutes of
having the worse headache of his life, he was feeling alot better. It
can be purchased at a supermarket or chemist and depending where you go,
prices can range from $5-$10.
Get some exercise. I know we all dread that word, but in this case as
Nike says “Just Do It”. Any kind of exercise e.g. running, cycling even
power walking , that gets you profusely sweating combined with 1-2
litres of water and you’ll feel refreshed and re-invigorated afterwards. We’ve covered your Average Joe remedies to cure a hangover, now below
we travel around the globe to find out what other countries swear by as
well as some weird and wacky cures that have been tried, tested and
proven to have worked wonders on the everyday hangover survivor.
In Poland, to cure their Hangoveritis they swear by eating rich
mineral food like pickles or canned fish. Their most common cure is to
drink the pickle juice, while over in Ireland it is said that the way to
cure a hangover is to bury the person up to their neck in the moist
river sand. The American’s stand by two cures:
1) The Greasy Diner Burger and Milkshake:
Apparently it works like a charm and has the benefit of tasting really
good. Just to top off the burger combo, the milkshake adds as an amazing
final touch. It is said that the milkshake calms down your stomach and
helps you relax.
2) The New England clam chowder: This
one may seem odd, but it is a 100% guaranteed to heal you of those
hangover blues. If you can’t get up the strength to find a place that
makes it, then head to your nearest supermarket and purchase the can of
clam chowder made by Campbell’s. If you want to spice up the flavour,
add a touch of pepper. Bam-smack in an hour you will be feeling better
than you possibly could imagine.
On the other side of the world travelling to Europe, where you’re
bound to experience festivals such as Beerfest, their version of Clam
Chowder soup is Sauerkraut Hangover Soup served with a dollop of sour
cream. Not ready for a full meal, finding it hard to keep food down; do not
despair as there are several drinking remedies tried and tested to cure a
hangover. Below are a few of my favourites. 1) The Bloody Mary: This is the ultimate weapon
for hangover pain, the downside to it is that the more you drink the
more you will become progressively useless and you’ll be back where you
started so a tip: Drink in moderation. If you can’t afford a bottle of
vodka , then the Poor Man’s Bloody Mary works just as good, one drink of
either and you should be revved and ready to go out and about in 15
2) A Banana Cow: Basically this is a mix
of Banana Milkshake with a flavouring of 1 ½ oz of Rum. Bananas help
with nauseating pain and are high in magnesium which helps relax those
pounding blood vessels in your head.
So next time you go out drinking and wake up with a massive hangover ,
remember this guide and if you’re up for something different try some
of our weird and wacky cures or if you’re not a risk-taker you can stick
to our safe options.