Overimbibing during the holidays, or any time, happens to the best of us. But there are natural ways you can help bring yourself back to balance by taking advantage of nature’s medicine box.
Drinking lots of water helps to flush out toxins. Better yet, drink coconut water or broth to help replenish the salt and potassium you lost from the diuretic effects of alcohol.
- Take Dandelion Root
Dandelion root stimulates the liver and gallbladder, and can be used to strengthen the liver after long periods of alcohol use. As an added bonus, it also stimulates your immune system. Oryana carries dandelion root in bulk and capsules.
- Drink Aloe Vera
Aloe vera juice coats the stomach lining allowing it to reduce inflammation and balance out acidity. Drinking it straight is best but you can mix it with non-acidic juice or coconut water.
- Drink Peppermint Tea
Peppermint tea is energizing and helps quell diarrhea, queasiness, fatigue, and upset stomach.
- Drink Coconut Kefir
Young Coconut Kefir is a fermented drink made from the water of young green coconuts. It’s full of healthy bacteria (microflora), and is beneficial for your stomach, liver and intestines. Its many healing properties can help you recover from a night of excess.
A dose of bitters, taken alone or with a glass of seltzer water, can quickly settle a queasy stomach. Oryana carries Nature Works Swedish Bitters.
Ginger is good for reducing nausea and settling an upset tummy. Ginger is cleansing and stimulates blood flow to the digestive system. Drink some ginger tea or mix fresh ginger with hot water. Ginger ale may also be soothing. Nibbling on crystallized ginger is another option.
Oryana carries a product called Partysmart, which comes in a convenient travel size packet with one capsule that contains effective ayurvedic herbs. This is more of a preventive as you are supposed to take it while you are drinking.
Here is an easy hangover tonic you can make to ease the pain of the morning after:
1 cup hot filtered water
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Pinch cayenne pepper
1-inch knob of ginger, grated, juice squeezed out
2 teaspoons honey
Mix ingredients together and drink up!