Ah, the best tea for those regretful mornings after a wild night of drinking… A good choice for anyone who’s ever woken up with an upset stomach and a pounding headache, wondering what on earth possessed them to down that third (or fourth, or fifth) alcoholic drink. Yes, my friend, you could have skipped that last round at happy hour. But no worries, I’ve got you covered with the best hangover tea recipe. So go ahead, make yourself a cup, and relive the memories of last night (or don’t), one sip at a time!
Is tea the last thing you want to drink right now? Make this Herbal Hangover Tincture to have on hand for next time (even though you are probably saying “never again.”
Common Symptoms of a Hangover
While the effects of alcohol effect people differently, there are some common symptoms:
- Hangover Headache
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fatigue or weakness
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Muscle aches or soreness
- Increased heart rate
- Hangover shakes or tremors
- Stomach aches or diarrhea
- Difficulty concentrating or focusing
Medical disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and I am not claiming that these herbs are a substitute for professional care. Always consult a professional for medical advice when starting natural remedies at home. These are just things that I use and love in my own home.
Another disclaimer: While this might be the best hangover cure, the BEST option would probably be to start drinking more responsibly and avoid all heavy drinking (I am speaking to myself here). I do not recommend or condone excessive alcohol consumption.
Herbal Hangover Tea Recipe
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It is a good idea to make this tea before you go out as a cold-infusion so it awaits you the following day when you wake up. That being said, I still prefer a regular infusion method.
Instructions for cold infusion:
- Place 2TBSP of the herb mixture in a large jar or pitcher.
- Pour 1.5 cups of cold water over the herb blend and stir well.
- Cover the jar or pitcher and place it in the fridge overnight, or for at least 6-8 hours.
- In the morning, strain the mixture and discard the herbs.
- Enjoy your refreshing and soothing cold hangover tea!
Instructions for hot infusion:
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
- Take 2 tablespoons of the mixture and place it in a tea infuser or a tea bag.
- Heat 1.5 cups of water in a pot or tea kettle until it reaches a boiling point.
- Turn off the heat and add the tea infuser or tea bag to the water.
- Let the mixture steep for 5-7 minutes.
- Remove the tea infuser or tea bag and discard.
- You can add honey or lemon juice to taste, if desired.
- Enjoy your hangover tea first thing the next morning after a night of too many alcoholic drinks.
It is recommended to consume no more than 3 cups of this herbal tea per day. Overconsumption of certain herbs can cause side effects, and it is important to follow the recommended dosage and consult with a healthcare provider if you have any concerns.
Caffeine content – This herbal tea blend does not contain any caffeine, which makes it a great option for individuals who are sensitive to caffeine or who are looking for a caffeine-free alternative to traditional teas.
The tea blend can be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to six months to maintain maximum freshness. It is important to store the tea away from direct sunlight, as exposure to light can cause the herbs to lose their potency.
Hangover Tea Herbal Benefits
Fennel has natural anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to help reduce stomach cramps, bloating, and nausea. It can also help stimulate the production of gastric juices, which can aid in digestion.
Ginger is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and can help reduce nausea, vomiting, and stomach upset. It may also help reduce headaches and improve blood flow.
Milk thistle is a natural liver detoxifier and can help protect the liver from damage caused by toxins, including alcohol. It can also help boost liver function and promote the regeneration of liver cells.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and can help reduce inflammation and pain throughout the body. It may also help improve liver function and reduce the risk of liver damage.
Peppermint can help reduce stomach cramps, nausea, and vomiting. It can also help soothe headaches and the digestive system.
While herbs are a gentle way to ease your symptoms and heal the body, they may still have side effects (though, far fewer side effects than over-the-counter medications to treat allergies). Herbal medicine is MEDICINE and should always be treated as such.
Other Natural Hangover Remedies
- Drink plenty of water: Dehydration is a common cause of hangover symptoms, so it’s important to drink plenty of water to help rehydrate your body and flush out toxins.
- Eat a healthy breakfast: Eating a nutritious breakfast can help replenish your body with essential vitamins and minerals, and provide you with energy to help combat fatigue.
- Drink coconut water: Coconut water is a natural electrolyte-rich beverage that can help rehydrate your body and replenish essential minerals like potassium.
- Consume ginger: Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and can help reduce nausea, vomiting, and stomach upset.
- Take a Vitamin B complex supplement: Alcohol consumption can deplete your body’s stores of B vitamins, which are important for energy production and brain function. Taking a B complex supplement may help replenish these vitamins and alleviate symptoms.
- Get some fresh air and exercise: Mild exercise and fresh air can help improve circulation, boost endorphins, and help you feel more alert and energized.
It’s important to note that while these natural remedies may help alleviate hangover symptoms, the best way to avoid a hangover is to drink alcohol in moderation or avoid it altogether.
So there you have it folks, the best herbal tea to help alleviate the dreaded hangover. But let’s face it, we all know that the only real cure for a hangover is to time travel back to the night before and make better choices. Unfortunately, until we perfect that technology, these remedies are the next best thing to help you survive the next day and say goodbye to those horrible hangover symptoms.
Healing Herbal Teas with The Homestead Challenge
Looking for the right cup of tea? This post is part of a series about different teas for common ailments. Check out the herbal blends below!
- How to Brew Herbal Tea: Infusions and Decoctions
- Cold and Flu Tea
- Allergy Tea
- Marshmallow Root Tea
- Nausea Tea
- Anxiety Tea
- Energy Tea
- Headache Tea
- Mugwort Tea
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I’m Brittany, totally modern and mainstream turned crunchy mama!
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