15 Home Remedies for Hangovers to Reset Your Day

The night before you may have been the life of the party, but the morning after you feel like the hairball spit up by your cat. Anyone who has ever experienced a hangover knows that it’s no way to start your day. We’ve got 15 home remedies for hangovers to reset your day ready for you. Before we get started, let’s talk about what causes hangovers.

Hangovers come from drinking too much alcohol. That’s the trigger, no doubt, but the symptoms of a hangover are caused by the existence of several conditions including:

  • Dehydration, because alcohol draws water out of your tissues.
  • Drop in blood sugar levels, because it increases insulin secretion.
  • Increases the acidity of your stomach, which causes digestive problems.

Each of these alone would cause a number of the symptoms you experience during a hangover, but in combination, they multiply the number of symptoms and the severity of each.

These 15 home remedies for hangovers can help reset your day, but they are not all inclusive. There are certain severe symptoms that can be indicators of alcohol poisoning; in those cases contact a health care professional immediately.

Hangovers vs Alcohol Poisoning

Although there is a bit of overlap between the two, hangover symptoms are definitely not as severe as alcohol poisoning symptoms. In the case of a hangover, the following symptoms are common and generally require no professional medical treatment:

  • General fatigue and moodiness.
  • Impaired balance and general nausea.
  • Difficulty in sleeping and aching muscles.
  • Above average thirst and a rapid heartbeat.

Full-blown alcohol poisoning symptoms include the following:

  • Repeated vomiting.
  • Serious confusion and highly-impaired coordination.
  • High difficulty in speaking and unresponsiveness.
  • Hypothermia and loss of consciousness.

Grave side effects of alcohol poisoning can quite literally cause sudden death if left untreated.

15 Home Remedies for Hangovers to Reset Your Day


Bananas probably aren’t the first item you expect to see on a list of home remedies for hangovers, but since you went bananas with alcohol the night before, then maybe it’s a good place to start the morning after.

What to do:

  • Peel and eat a ripe banana to reset your day. Repeat 2 or 3 times throughout the day.
  • You can also add bananas into some of the other remedies below to give their benefits a boost.

three bananas

How it works:

Bananas are high in potassium. One of the most essential electrolytes in your body, potassium gets depleted by drinking alcohol, thus replenishing bananas makes sense.

Tomato Juice

Tomato juice without the rest of the Bloody Mary ingredients is another top performer on our home remedies for hangovers list.

What to do:

  • Pour and drink a 12 oz. glass of tomato juice or consume a bowl of tomato soup.
  • Repeat this 2 or 3 times throughout the day.

How it works:

Besides being another source of potassium, tomatoes provide lots of other essential minerals as well as enzymes that help to metabolize alcohol and get it flushed from your system.

Toast and Eggs

Our list of home remedies for hangovers would not be complete without the addition of toast and eggs.

What to do:

  • Once you get your stomach to settle down from nausea, toast 2 slices of toast and scramble 2 eggs.
  • Place the eggs between the 2 slices of toast to make a sandwich.

How it works:

Eggs contain cysteine, which helps to break down the toxins in alcohol and the charring of toast both acts like a filter for the toxins and also helps to absorb some of the excess acid in your stomach.


The simplest of all home remedies for hangovers is water.

What to do:

  • Drink two glasses of water as soon as you wake up. Drink several more glasses throughout the day.
  • Take a warm shower or a soak in a hot bath.
  • Additionally, consider alternating each alcoholic drink with a glass of water while you’re drinking to limit the effects of dehydration.

How it works:

Dehydration is a major contributor to headaches and other symptoms that accompany a hangover.

Pickle Juice

Tons of people swear that pickle juice is among the best of home remedies for hangovers.

What to do:

  • Keep a supply of pickles on hand. Basically, if you’re a regular partier, you should also be a regular pickle eater.
  • Consume 2 oz. of pickle juice when you first wake up. It will probably make you want to drink water right afterward, which is also a good thing.

How it works:

The vinegar in pickle juice helps to restore the proper pH balance to your stomach acid. Additionally, pickle juice has lots of minerals and electrolytes.

Black Tea

Black tea is also one of the helpful home remedies for hangovers that you should consider.

What to do:

  • Brew a cup of black tea as per the packaging directions.
  • You can add lemon and honey to enhance its effects.
  • Drink 2 to 3 cups throughout the day.

How it works:

The tannic acid in black tea helps to remove the toxins in alcohol that are contributing to your hangover symptoms.

black teas


There are several different ways to use peppermint as one of the most effective home remedies for hangovers.

What to do:

  • Prepare peppermint tea according to the package directions or using a recipe for peppermint tea.
  • Thoroughly chew and swallow two or three peppermint leaves throughout the day.
  • Add several drops of peppermint oil to your bathwater when you soak.

How it works:

Peppermint is a natural anesthetic, which is especially effective for calming the stomach, it also helps to speed the detoxification process and has the added benefit of getting rid of that awful taste in your mouth.


Thyme is another natural herb which is a great addition to a list of home remedies for hangovers.

What to do:

  • Add 1 tsp of dried thyme leaves to a cup of boiling water.
  • Allow the tea to steep for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Strain out the thyme leaves or consume them as you drink the tea.
  • Repeat 2 to 3 times throughout the day.

How it works:

Thyme is known for helping to settle a nauseous stomach and its trace minerals can also help boost your electrolytes.

Green or Black Beans

Tea made from green beans or black beans can also help, so they make our list of home remedies for hangovers as well.

What to do:

  • Place green beans or black beans in boiling water. Boil until they sink to the bottom of the pan.
  • Allow the water to cool and drink the tea made from the boiling water.

How it works:

The juice or tea made from black or green beans helps to remove the alcohol toxins that are contributing to your symptoms.


Sipping lemon tea and lemonade is another among the most common home remedies for hangovers.

What to do:

  • Mix 2 tsp of fresh lemon juice and 1 tsp of honey in an 8 oz. glass of warm water.
  • Drink the mixture slowly when you first get up and repeat it throughout the day.

How it works:

Lemon also has a natural anesthetic effect that soothes the stomach and helps to balance the acidity of your stomach. Additionally, lemon helps to rebalance your blood sugar levels.

Eat Semi-Liquid Food

Eating semi-liquid foods throughout the day after a night out drinking is another of the many home remedies for hangovers that you need to try.

What to do:

  • Prepare oatmeal, cream of wheat, porridge, gruel or grits and sweeten with honey.
  • You can add bananas to boost the effectiveness as well.
  • Also, consider mashed potatoes as another alternative.

How it works:

When you’ve got a queasy stomach it is often hard to eat solid foods, these foods can help provide the nutrients you need to get yourself going without being too hard to digest.


Several studies have shown ginger for reduces nausea and settles the stomach, so it is a major addition to our home remedies for hangovers.

What to do:

  • Add 2 Tbsp or sliced ginger root to 1 cup of boiling water.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Strain out the ginger, add lemon juice and honey as desired.
  • Sip this soothing tea slowly.
  • You can also chew on slices of ginger root throughout the day.

How it works:

Ginger contains gingerols and shogaols, which are shown to greatly reduce nausea and vomiting. They also help aid digestive enzymes that can metabolize alcohol more quickly.


Chicken soup is good for the soul, right? As it turns out, soup is among the best home remedies for hangovers.

What to do:

How it works:

With soup, you’re getting a cure for your dehydration, a boosting of electrolytes, additional nutrients and a number of the above cures as ingredients all in one. Also, consider that soup is usually easy to get down on an upset stomach.

Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is probably the most surprising of all of the home remedies for hangovers on our list.

What to do:

  • Place 1 Tbsp of coconut oil into your mouth and begin swishing it and pulling it between your teeth.
  • Continue the process for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • After the time is up, spit out the oil and rinse. (Do not gargle or swallow)
  • Do this before you do anything else.

How it works:

Not only will oil pulling with coconut oil get rid of that nasty taste in your mouth, but it will also help get rid of the toxins in your body.


Our final addition to our list of home remedies for hangovers is a sweet one; honey.

What to do:

  • Consume 1 Tbsp of honey every hour throughout the day.
  • Add honey as a sweetener to any of the above recipes as needed.

How it works:

Honey is high in potassium, it helps to regulate your blood sugar level and it contains enzymes that help to metabolize alcohol.

small honey jar

Wrapping it Up

Obviously, the best cure for a hangover is to not drink too much, but when you do, have plenty of the ingredients necessary for our 15 home remedies for hangovers to reset your day on hand or already mixed up to provide that quick cure. Get reset and get your day started by using one or several of these remedies next time you party a little too much.

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