How to avoid hang over?

What is Hangover?

A hangover is the unpleasant experience and symptoms following the consumption of any kind of alcohol, such as wine, beer and distilled spirits. As a general rule, the more alcohol you consume the more likely you are going to experience a hangover the next day. The less alcohol you drink, the less likely you are to have a hangover.

What are the common symptoms of Hangover?

The intensity of these symptoms and the particular set of symptoms can vary from person to person and also the amount of alcohol intake. The symptoms of hangover originates  from your body’s response to the presence of alcohol in your digestive and urinary systems, especially your stomach, kidneys, and bloodstream.

Common hangover symptoms could be:



Nausea and Vomiting

Dry mouth 


Excessive Thirst 


Mood changes


What Actually happens when you drink alcohol?

Alcohol promotes urination and this may cause dehydration. When you drink alcohol your blood  sugar levels drop and brain may be forced to work  without enough of its main fuel. This may cause of fatigue and headaches     

How to minimize Hangover ?

1 Avoiding alcohol completely or drink in moderation are the best ways to avoid a hangover. 

2 Drink plenty of water before going to bed or in between drinks or during hangover as this may relieve dehydration associated symptoms such as thirst, dizziness, dry mouth, and headache.

3 Have a nutritious Breakfast.  Eating a good breakfast is one of the best remedies for hangover. It can help restore normal blood sugar levels, which mitigates some hangover symptoms.

4 Get some fresh air. Oxygen increases the rate that alcohol toxins are broken down

5 Consider taking some supplement  to support your liver such as ginger, dandelion, milk thistle and amlaki. 


Ginger  contains Gingerol, a substance with very effective medicinal properties which may help to settle your stomach after drinking too much alcohol. This spice has anti-inflammatory properties and can stimulates blood flow and metabolism.

Milk Thistle

Silybum marianum an active ingredient in Milk Thistle which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties which could also help to negate some of the free-radical damage associated with alcohol and help the liver to metabolize toxins. 


Dandelion root has long been held as a liver tonic for centuries. Chinese medical practitioners use dandelion for hepatitis, and stomach disorders. 

Amla or Amlaki 

Amla also known as Indian gooseberry has high content of vitamin C which is known to increase the rate at which alcohol is metabolized by the body. Amla is known to reduce the frequency and severity of heart burns.