4 Ways to Avoid Hangover
I’m in Jamaica, the birthplace of Marcus Garvey, Bob Marley and Queen Nanny. My cousin got married and it’s a joyous time.
Too exciting for one family member in particular, who got punch-drunk, passed out, threw up six times over four hours and woke up feeling better despite a few more chucks.
We tried a few of the following and they reduced the expected morning hangover.
TOP 4 NATURAL WAYS TO PREVENT HANGOVER
- Drink warm water in small sips. The body’s dehydration causes headaches, feeling sluggish, and slowed metabolism leading to bursts of abdominal gas if water is gulped rather than sipped.
- Eat bone broth or boullion soup to replace lost potassium, salt and other minerals and to rehydrate the system.
- Sip ginger tea and/or eat crystalline ginger to decreases nausea and vomiting.
- Use peppermint — drink or rather sip the tea, and sniff and ingest the essential oil (a drop under the tongue). Also, rub a drop of pure oil on your stomach and under your feet, massaging the instep, to support the digestive system.
A 5th way should be added– get adequate rest so the body can repair itself. Depending on how much food was eaten prior to over-drinking, the hangover episode may include flatulence. There’s more room out than in, and extra rest will help this too.
So, share these 4+1 tips with your family and friends. And be gentle when you know you’ve been a bit unkind to yourself by “abusing the spirits,” and breathe deeply.
–Rev Niamo Nancy Muid