If our commenters are to be believed, a bit of the wacky terbaccy is a sure-fire cure for alcoholic excess. If you hold truck with what Dole's publicists have to say, bananas are a magic bullet for relieving booze-induced misery.
The latter assert that 'nanners battle the after-effects of alcohol consumption. Quoth Dole.com, "Eat bananas if you've overindulged. Scientific evidence suggests hydration, vitamins B6 and C may make hangovers more bearable." An in-depth breakdown goes on to expand upon the fruit's ability to help the over-hung to, "Rehydrate...neutralize free radicals...re-balance...recover."
That's appealing and all, but unless you're in the habit of having a fresh bunch stashed at all times, no way are you slipping on pants and some manner of footwear for anything less than a greasy cheeseburger or the dog that done bit ya the night before.
As we'd mentioned, the kids at the back of the bus tout the benefits of smoking the suffer away.
But if you (like us) are not one to channel your inner Willie Nelson, don't worry - our readers have plenty of other homespun hangover remedies on tap. In addition to 40 mentions of Gatorade, 18 of Ibuprofen, eight of Advil (which is branded Ibuprofen), 16 of coconut water, 14 of aspirin, 13 of Bloody Marys (we opt for the Smokey Maria, ourselves), and multiple citations of greasy burgers, burritos and big ol' breakfasts, our commenters swear by massive quaffs of water and caffeine, plenty of shuteye and some more ambitious solutions we're highlighting below.
We can neither confirm nor deny the efficacy of any of these methods. Medical science hasn't reached a consensus as to the root cause (except, you know, the drinking) and Dr. Sharon Horesh Bergquist, assistant professor in the department of medicine at Emory University told CNN Health, "There probably won't be a known effective treatment until we understand the physiology better."
Take these suggestions with a grain of salt - and possibly a quart or two of pickle juice (which was suggested eight times).
Soup is good food
Hair of the dog - Lone Star style
I may or may not be a doctor, but I play one on the internet
Got a favorite alcohol cure-all you'd care to share? Pour out your heart below.