New Year’s celebration can be intensive – here I’ll give you a few natural remedies to fight a hangover!
I hope that you all celebrated the start of 2019 in style.
The new year is a time of making plans and promises. However, if you woke up with a promise of never drinking alcoholic beverages again, here are a few natural remedies to fight the hangover symptoms.
A hangover can be described as an unpleasant feeling after consuming a large amount of alcohol. The intoxication of ethanol may endure for days in some cases. Within symptoms (as you wouldn’t know ;)) are: headache, mouth desiccation, lethargy, concentration and coordination problems, etc.
Relaxing Detox Bath, and other natural remedies to fight hangover symptoms!
The ultimate and not so secret method for a hangover: Drink…less! :)
The first and most effective remedy is to moderate the amount of alcohol that you expose your body for. Easier said than done, right?
Drinking alcoholic beverages in moderate quantities can be helpful in preventing the problem of a hangover. When you drink alcohol try to drink as much water (non % liquids) to reduce the day after symptoms.
Don’t drink on empty stomach.
To slow down the intoxication include drinking more slowly and eating food. Dishes rich in proteins, fats and carbohydrates are the ones to look for. Avoid carbonated drinks and warmer drinks, both cause faster alcohol absorption.
Rich in vitamin C – orange and tomato juice helps with recovery from alcohol poisoning.
Take a warm bath or shower.
…after a good party night, let your body detoxicate in a warm bath.
A hot shower or laying in a warm bathtub is also valuable to fight the symptoms of hangover efficiently. Take a hot water bath to relieve toxins out of your body. Your organism absorbs the water, rehydrating faster, but the warmth can help in removing the toxins and hence helping in checking the symptoms of the hangover.
Have a cup of tea.
Having a cup of warm ginger tea can also be functional in reducing the problems caused due to hangover. If you need, take aspirin but don’t do that before going to sleep as it may have the opposite result.
Juice rich in vitamin C as orange or tomato is a good source to reduce the symptoms of a hangover. Other herbs recommended for fighting alcohol intoxication are:
– turmeric(helps liver),
– chlorella (supports detoxification),
– mint (improve clarity and concentration),
– rosemary (helps with body tiredness, great to use in the bath)
– fennel (digestive problems remedy).
How to prepare a detox bath ?
In the end, I’d like to share with you, a simple recipe of how to prepare an aromatic and relaxing detox bath:
– 2 cups of Epsom salt (properly named magnesium sulfate);
– 1/2 cup of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate helps to make water alkaline and helps to absorb the detoxifying ingredients).
– approx. 10 drops of a rosemary oil
– 2 tea bags of a chamomile tea
Mix essential oil into Epsom salt, you may want to add a dried and crushed rosemary (approx. 1/4 of a cup). Stir all together, store in a jar or airtight container.
Enjoy the relaxing bath for at least 20-30 min.
Comment if you have other bath aromatherapies or detox bath recipes.
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himalayan or epsom salt, aroma oils, herbs. Relaxing bath is easy to prepare!