The Puerto Rican remedy for hangovers.
People with pounding hangovers in Puerto Rico have long believed rubbing a slice of lemon or lime under your armpit of your drinking arm will prevent dehydration and as a result, prevent headaches.
The general belief is that you do this before you start drinking.
Now we understand the olfactory benefits of smelling citrusy before you start stinking the place up, but why only the drinking arm? What happens if or when you down a shot with the non-fruit rubbed arm?
All in all, this remedy emitting out of Puerto Rico stinks of bunk.
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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.
They may not be scientifically sound. They may not even be remotely effective. But ask around and these top five hangover 'cures' seem to be the most popular around.
If you think the person who makes their living getting people to drink each night has more of an insight on hangovers than any doctor, then this list of top remedies from bartenders is for you.
Maybe it's because they came from our Moms. Maybe it's because these so-called cures are all natural foods. Either way, people believe this list work wonders on a hangover.
The opinions of a bazillion people can't be wrong, right? Here's a list of hangover cures from all around the world. But beware, some of them might be worse than what got you there.