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Russian hangover cures in two views.

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Russian recipies to remedy hangovers.

There is a dish that is recognized as a guaranteed hangover remedy in Russia, but it takes the bravest of brave to even brave eating it.

The recipe is for a thick stew called haash, which actually comes from the Caucasus is a pain in itself to prepare: you have to cook tripe and beef trotters for six hours and consume the result with radish and a lot of garlic.

Bottoms up.

Another Russian cure for the morning after was allegedly discovered by Tsar Nicholas II, and is called “Nikolashka”. You take a slice of lemon, put a teaspoon of sugar and a teaspoon of coffee on top, and eat in one bite.

The Russians also claim one of the best remedies for hangovers is to simply drink the juice squeezed from a cucumber. Not sure how you do that exactly, but Vodka literally means water in Russian, so who are we to second-guess?

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Finally, many Russians swear that eating a pickle the next morning is an old stand-by for alleviating the pain of a hangover. We are not sure whether it's a dill or sweet or some other kind, but if we had to pick from everything on this list from Russia, we'd start with that last one first.

Medical experts agree that there is no strictly "safe" level of alcohol consumption. Find out more facts about alcohol use and heath here.


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    Other hangover 'remedies'.

    Here's a list of home remedies we've found that supposedly taking care of that massive, pounding hangover. Some are from bartentders, some are just folklore. Some are even billed as natural ways to take care of 'the dog that bit 'ya'. Just remember, only time and water are what most doctors and scientists believe in. That, and the fact that prevention is often the best form of medicine.


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