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Post-Diwali celebration hangover? Embrace ginger - your ultimate savior after the party

Consumption of alcohol elevates toxin levels, leading to a slowdown in the body's natural functions. This is where the active antioxidants present in ginger play a crucial role. Continue reading to understand their impact

Written by  Annesha Barua -- November 13th 2023 01:03 PM
Post-Diwali celebration hangover? Embrace ginger - your ultimate savior after the party

Post-Diwali celebration hangover? Embrace ginger - your ultimate savior after the party

PTC News Desk: As Diwali approaches, the anticipation for festive celebrations grows, accompanied by the excitement of decorating homes, performing pooja, relishing sumptuous meals, and indulging in cocktails. However, the aftermath of a night filled with revelry can lead to a dreaded hangover, marked by headaches, nausea, and a sense of regret.

Amidst the quest for hangover remedies, a kitchen remedy stands out – a shot of ginger juice. Explore how this natural remedy can be your savior after a night of festivities.

How ginger shot works its magic in curing hangovers:

Ginger, a staple in traditional medicine, boasts a rich profile of essential nutrients, including antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, and antiseptic properties, contributing to overall health benefits. Specifically, ginger juice emerges as a potential hangover cure. A study published in the Indian Journal of Experimental Biology reveals that alcohol consumption elevates toxin levels, impeding the body's natural functions. Here, ginger's antioxidants play a pivotal role, modulating oxidative stress parameters. This modulation promotes enhanced blood circulation, facilitating the elimination of alcohol from the body. In essence, a ginger shot emerges as a natural solution to cure hangovers.

Relieving bloating: The benefits of a ginger shot

Following a night of indulgence in alcohol, waking up to bloating, heartburn, and an upset stomach is a common experience. This discomfort arises due to the production of excess acid and gas in the stomach triggered by alcohol consumption. The good news is that the carminative effects of ginger offer instant relief from these symptoms. As highlighted in a report by the John Hopkins School of Medicine, ginger comprises specific molecules that effectively manage free radicals in the body. These free radicals, when left unchecked, may contribute to intestinal gas and bloating.

Revitalising with Ginger shot: Warding off fatigue and restoring energy

Recognised as a depressant, alcohol directly impacts the central nervous system, dampening the activity of neurons and inducing feelings of sleepiness and fatigue. In contrast, ginger emerges as a natural energizer that effectively combats the repercussions of alcohol consumption. Noted nutritionist Lovneet Batra explains that the aromatic essence of ginger functions as aromatherapy, alleviating exhaustion and calming the mind, providing a refreshed start to the day with restored energy.

DIY ginger shots for Diwali hangover relief:

While pre-packaged ginger shots are readily available at local pharmacies, crafting them at home ensures maximum freshness and benefits. 

  • Grate a one-inch piece of ginger into a glass of water.
  • Boil the water, allowing it to reduce by half.
  • Turn off the heat and let the concoction cool until it reaches a lukewarm temperature.
  • Strain the ginger-infused water into a cup or shot glass, ready for immediate consumption.

Kickstart your day with this homemade natural energizer (ginger shot) to provide a refreshing beginning. Always remember, moderation is the key to reaping the benefits responsibly.

- With inputs from agencies


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