soothe the digestive lining and balance gastric juices, making it a great remedy for overeating, too. This remedy is even more effective if you drink it in between alcoholic beverages.
Cut a 2-inch piece from fresh ginger root, and thinly slice. Bring three cups of water to boil in a pot. Add the sliced ginger and reduce the heat to a simmer. Brew for about five minutes. Then strain out the ginger and sip the tea slowly. You may also add honey to taste.
Umm, water, that is. Though this is hardly a secret remedy for combating a hangover, it bears repeating. Alcohol dehydrates
your system, so drinking plenty of water will help combat some of your unpleasant hangover symptoms, rehydrate your body
and flush out toxins. Drink a few glasses of room temperature, filtered water after a night of summer extravagance.
First thing in the morning, drink one lemon squeezed in 12 ounces of warm filtered water. Lemon activates your liver to release toxins and helps to cleanse and move the roughage that stays behind in your intestines. Throughout the day, drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water to flush your system.
Detoxify With Tea
Chinese traditional medicine uses natural substances to help support the healthy functions of your liver, lymphatic system, bowels, urinary tract and skin. Try these herbs in teas to cleanse and prevent a buildup of toxins and wastes in your body:
- Chrysanthemum Flower. Traditionally used to cleanse the liver and neutralize toxins.
- Hawthorn Berry. Used to cleanse the blood of plaque and other toxins.
- Turmeric. Supports the detoxification process in the whole body by increasing bile production and releasing and eliminating toxins. Simply put a tablespoon of the spice in a pot and stir over medium heat for five minutes.
- Milk Thistle. Protects and restores the liver, due to its content of silymarin.
- Dandelion Root. Enhances the flow of bile, relieving liver congestion.