How to Cure a Hangover with These 5 Folk Cures from Around the World

There are different kind of natural remedies which can help with the terrible hangover symptoms as a result of taking too much alcohol. While some recommend pills like aspirin which might help with the hangover, others believe that taking aspirin can actually aggravate your upset stomach, and some are not able to take medicines or other chemically produced pills due to allergic reactions. As a result of many turns to herbs and folk cures that are gentle on the stomach to get rid off hangover uncomfortable sensations.

Common hangover symptoms are stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, or a headache. Here are few remedies which can help with the fatigue and generally lousy-all-over feeling result from taking more alcohol than needed. Experiment with all or some of the remedies below and choose one that brings relief to you, fast.

Soda Bicarbonate

One of the best, cheapest and most effective hangover remedies yet unknown to many is soda bicarbonate. Perhaps not a herb but it is worth mentioning because it is really the great hangover remedy found behind many kitchen cabinet doors around the world. When drinking too much our system becomes acidic. When drinking soda bicarbonate it will neutralize the acidity (soda bicarbonate is alkaline).

To avoid horrible morning headache, mix one teaspoon of soda bicarbonate in a glass of water drink it before going to bed. Repeat the same process in the morning and two three times during the hangover day.

Sauerkraut Juice or “Surutka”

“Surutka” is a juice from sauerkraut. It has been used for hundreds of years in Serbia (former Yugoslavia) as an effective quick hangover remedy. The best part is that the juice from the sauerkraut is good not only for the stomach but also the hammering headache and the overall lousy feeling one can have after drinking too much. True, the sauerkraut juice does not smell like roses, but it feels great once gulped down.

Drink one glass of this juice slowly, as soon as you get up. Drink it as often as it feels good.

Cinchona (Cinchona, different species)

Cinchona is a bitter bark used in South America and China as a hangover remedy. This herb is a bitter bark with a good source of quinine which is used as a hangover cure.


Both American and Asian ginseng is used especially in Korea for treating hangovers. Ginseng contains fructose which is believed can speed up the body’s metabolism of alcohol.


Too much alcohol dehydrates the body.

As soon as you wake up drink water, all day, and plenty of it. Water is a universal remedy for a hangover.

Cure hangover. Other herbs which might help are cinnamon, coriander, ginger, gotu kola, caraway, basil, lavender, lemongrass, yarrow, poppy seeds.