If there’s one thing that most of us can agree on, it’s that there’s nothing quite like a good drink, especially if it's on New Year's Eve. What's not so great is the following day. In fact, it can really mess up your whole week and put a really bad taste in your mouth for the rest of the year's drinking...

Which is why we've gone out of our way to find you some lifesaving hangover-smashing tips.

Here are six cures that’ll improve your throbbing head, get you ready for your next drink and not leave you crying into your cornflakes for the rest of 2015...


A traditional Russian remedy that’s essentially the brine produced from boiling and seasoning cabbage.

Not the most appealing of remedies after an evening on the sauce but, if there's one thing the Russians know a lot about, it’s drinking, so you can probably trust it. Now boil up some cabbage and be done with it.


Wheatgrass shots have long been considered to help with detoxing due to their high concentration of energising vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll, making it the perfect hangover cure.

Unfortunately, until now, it has always tasted god awful. Luckily for us, though, Naturally Green realised this and now market the stuff in handy tasteless capsules form. Check it out here.


A cure favoured by scuba divers. Taking a hit of oxygen the morning after a heavy session will increase oxygen flow, improving the metabolic rate and speeding up the rate at which toxins are broken down. You can purchase three cans of pure oxygen for around £40.But be careful, yeah?

Milk thistle

Taking 350mg of milk thistle the morning after drinking helps the liver eliminate alcohol faster from the body. Milk thistle pills contain monosodium glutamate – also found in Chinese food –which mops up and diminishes the toxins found in alcohol.
Get yourself some milk thistle from your local chemist or get to your local takeaway pronto.

Saline drip

The highly efficient if not slightly unethical cure pioneered by med students the world over. Hooking yourself up to a drip is a sure-fire way to swiftly rehydrate your body and fight off those alcohol-infused blues. 

Hair of the dog

Just drink more. We’re not sure of the actual scientific proof that this works, but it’s worth a try, right?

Failing that, if your head's still absolutely pounding, you could just watch this GIF of Lucy Meck moonwalking on repeat until the badness falls out of you...