Alternative medicine

By Mayo Clinic Staff

From stimulating your scalp with hair pulling to drinking sauerkraut juice, proposed alternative remedies for hangovers abound. Studies haven't found any natural remedies that consistently improve hangover symptoms. Still, some vitamins and herbs may help your body clear toxins, including:

  • B vitamins
  • Vitamin C
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Milk thistle (Silybum marianum)
  • Globe artichoke (Cynara scolymus)

Talk with your doctor before trying any alternative medicine. Natural doesn't always mean safe. Your doctor can help you understand possible risks and benefits before you try a treatment.

Dec. 14, 2011