Have you ever had too much to drink that you needed a quick hangover cure? What did you do? Maybe you’d like to try these six unusual but effective hangover remedies from different countries next time you get plastered after a drinking spree.
1. Leche de Tigre (Peru)
“Tiger milk” is a mix of lime juice, garlic, chili, coriander, onion, salt, pepper, and shrimp or fish. Aside from curing hangovers, this drink is also an aphrodisiac.
2. Prickly Pear Cactus Extract (United States)
Experts from New Orlean’s Tulane Health Sciences Center claim that drinking an extract from Opuntia or prickly pear cactus before alcohol intake can prevent a hangover. It restores the body’s blood sugar levels which drop after excessive drinking. But the extract cannot cure a headache or dizziness so you might need to take an aspirin to relieve the pain.
3. Olive Oil (Turkey)
Turkey’s fourth largest export is olive oil, which makes it the perfect remedy for a Raki hangover. Olive oil has a fatty extract that coats the stomach lining to prevent inflammation and lessen alcohol absorption.
4. Pickle Juice (Poland)
Beer is the favorite alcoholic drink of Poles. Their best hangover cure is a mix of vinegar, sodium, and water to rehydrate and restore the body’s electrolytes after a night out.
5. Umeboshi (Japan)
Drank too much sake? You can easily recover with Umeboshi. These red pickled sour plums cure nausea and aids digestion and liver functions.
6. Raw Eggs in Salty Water (Russia)
Russia produces the best vodka in the world, and it’s no surprise that Russians are heavy drinkers of this liquor due to the country’s freezing temperature. So they’ve concocted the perfect antidote to vodka by using raw eggs in salty water.
Eggs contain cysteine which processes the alcoholic byproduct metabolized by the liver. It then turns into glutathione, an antioxidant that aids in the removal of toxins from the body. The fatty acids in eggs protect the stomach lining from alcohol as well. Mix two raw eggs in salty water and in one shot you will immediately feel relieved of your hangover.
So, which one of these would you like to try? Please post your comments below.
Via: Elite Readers