If after that little outing with friends you felt like you overindulged in drinking, you can expect that, the next day, that hangover will disturb you. Bringing a series of unpleasant sensations – including headaches, nausea and even diarrhea – a hangover affects anyone’s mood.

A very practical measure to avoid a hangover is to drink alcohol in moderation. If this determination was not possible to be followed, even more because of the joy that the meeting with friends turned into, you can resort to some homemade recipes, such as some herbal tea, for example.

What is a hangover?

A hangover is an intoxication that occurs when there is excessive alcohol intake. This condition causes the body to become overloaded, precisely because the body tries to absorb and metabolize alcohol. The bodies involved in this process end up suffering from it.

Among the most affected organs is the liver, as it is largely responsible for producing enzymes that absorb ethanol. The liver spends so much time processing alcohol that when there is nothing else to process, it asks for “more”, creating an imbalance that disrupts the entire metabolism.

The nervous system also suffers from the effects of alcohol consumption, especially when there is excessive intake. The consequences of this imbalance is the known hangover. It can cause a series of discomforts for the body, such as: headache, dehydration, extreme tiredness, nausea and diarrhea.

How to end a hangover?

Speeding up the process of absorption and elimination of alcohol is possible with the ingestion of liquids, those without alcohol, obviously. Among the main ones are: coconut water, juices, water, soft drinks and sports drinks; analgesics, antacids and histamines. Furthermore, eating sweets to replace lost sugar can also be a good solution.

But there is another measure that can be adopted and it is efficient and natural: drinking some tea. This is possible thanks to the healing properties presented by some herbs.

Hangover tea

In the case of a hangover, a welcome tea is one that helps the liver to recover in some way. Added to this, it is good to reinforce the intake of water, as it helps to eliminate toxins through the urine. As for herbs, it’s worth investing in hibiscus, dandelion and green tea, as they have diuretic effects.

To prepare any of these teas, just separate 200 ml of filtered water and a table of any of the herbs mentioned above. Bring the water to a boil. When it starts bubbling, turn off the heat and add the herb. Let it sit for five minutes, use a sieve to remove the herb and the drink is ready.

Take two to three times a day. Hibiscus tea, dandelion and green tea have a diuretic effect, increase your water intake.