Hangover Cures From Around the World
Hangover Cures from around the World
How many drinks did you have last night? If you drank too much, get ready for a hangover. People from all over the world have been looking for ways to cure their hangovers since the invention of alcohol. Here are some of the traditional cures we found from a few different countries.
Leche de Tigre or ‘tiger’s milk’ is the most popular dish eaten by Peruvians after drinking a little too much. A lot of different ingredients are added to this dish including pieces of firm white fish, fish stock, onion, salt, pepper, garlic, coriander and chillies. The dish will not do its job without lime juice. Peruvians believe that the spiciness and the acidity of lime juice can help you get back on track after waking up from a long night of drinking.
In Japan, people prefer to eat umeboshi plums to cope with hangover symptoms. The ability of these plums to cure hangovers has a long and interesting history. Samurai warriors use to carry this superfood to battle. The fruit helped them overcome fatigue and hangovers. Umeboshi plums taste salty and sour. They kill bacteria and boost metabolism. If you do not like the strong taste of umeboshi plums, they can be soaked in green tea before they are eaten.
Menudo is a popular Mexican soup that is often eaten to relieve hangover symptoms. Mexicans believe that this soup has restorative powers. Menudo is traditionally made with cow’s stomach, red chili pepper, dried corn, onion and lime juice. Keep in mind that it usually takes a few hours to cook this soup. So, you should prepare it beforehand if you are planning a night of partying.
In South Korea, the locals traditionally cook Haejangguk, the soup that effectively helps drinkers sober up and cure hangovers. This soup is made with beef blood, oxtail meat, soybean sprouts, soybean paste, chilli, garlic, and scallions. There are different versions of the soup, but most are spicy and filling.
Oregano tea is a popular hangover cure among Ecuadorians. The tea is traditionally made by adding one teaspoon of dried oregano into hot water. However, some people choose to make tea with fresh oregano leaves. Oregano has antibacterial properties and may help in boosting digestion. Oregano tea is also hydrating. Drinking this beverage is a great way to start your day after a long night party.
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