4 Popular Teas To Cure a Hangover

Even a cursory search of the internet will reveal an apparently endless list of potential hangover cures. From greasy breakfasts to ‘hair of the dog’, there is no limit to what people will do to try and alleviate some of those debilitating symptoms. For tea drinkers, a nice cup is the natural place to look, but some teas may be more effective than others.

What blends of tea can a white label tea company make for hangovers?

Ginger Tea

The warming tingle of ginger tea may help you feel a little more awake, but it is probably most notable for its benefits to the digestive system. Any list of potential uses for ginger tea (and its cousin, turmeric tea) will include nausea relief, and considering how much a hangover can unsettle your stomach, that seems a good starting point. It may also have pain relieving, anti-inflammatory properties. The lack of caffeine in normal ginger tea (some blends will add caffeine as an extra) reduces the risk it will exacerbate your jitters and aggravate any dehydration. However, it is best not to combine ginger tea with aspirin, which has blood-thinning properties.

Peppermint Tea

Another way to feel awake and refreshed, washing away some of that nasty taste in your mouth, is peppermint tea. Another low to zero caffeine option, peppermint tea has long been used to alleviate headaches and migraines. These are definitely high on the list of common and debilitating hangover symptoms. It may be another way to settle your stomach as well. There is evidence peppermint tea may help your muscles relax, but it could also reduce fatigue and improve your energy levels, as well as helping with focus and concentration. Even the smell of peppermint tea can have a powerful effect.

Chamomile Tea

There may be a slight difference in your preferred hangover tea, depending on whether you are trying to wake yourself up after a heavy night or if you want to help yourself relax and sleep again. After all, time and rest are the greatest healers when it comes to most forms of sickness. Chamomile tea is one of the most popular for drinking just before bed, encouraging relaxation and relieving all the pain and stress of the day. There is also some early research suggesting it may help lower your blood sugar, which can spike after consuming alcohol (although this means people with diabetes need to be careful).

Hibiscus Tea

Another opportunity to enjoy anti-inflammatory, pain relieving and stomach easing properties, hibiscus tea is also notable for its impact on the liver. Considering the liver is often the organ that suffers most from excess drinking, anything that can improve its health has to be welcome. The tart flavor, a little like cranberry, is also a good way to force yourself into wakefulness.

These are just four of the teas that may be recommended for alleviating a hangover. Any white label tea company needs to be aware of these properties when deciding on their market and advertising their product. If a tea drinker asks which tea will be most beneficial for relieving the headaches, stomach pain, dehydration and other symptoms of a hangover, it is good to be able to answer.