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5 of the weirdest hangover cures from around the world

Feeling a little tender this morning?

CHANCES ARE YOU’RE feeling a little tender this morning.

Went in on too many rounds with old friends? Forgot that prosecco doesn’t agree with you after your third glass?

Yep, we know the feeling and by now, you’re probably already remembering some of the horrors of last night and making some ludicrous statements about never drinking again.

This will all pass.

But what can take a little longer to shake is the feeling that you may be about to die.

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OK, that’s a tad dramatic but they don’t get much worse than Christmas hangovers.

And while you might already be ringing in your Domino’s order or begging your mam to nip down to the shop to get you a chicken roll, those suffering in other parts of the globe are craving something else entirely.

The cure means many things to many people, but for some, it means one of these stomach-turning options.   


1. Japan – pickled plums

These salty picked plums are soaked in green tea and are high in sodium and potassium.

They are said to help with hangover symptoms such as headaches, nausea and imbalance.

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2. Germany – rollmops (pickled herring and gherkin)

High in electrolytes, these skewered snacks help restore a healthy gut.

They are stored in a liquid mixture of water, white vinegar and salt and sold in jars.

And if that doesn’t turn your stomach, we don’t know what will.

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3. Mexico – shrimp and shellfish salad

The word ‘salad’ is enough for us to veto this suggestion but for those curious, this salad is filled with fresh shrimp and shellfish, onions, chilies and lime juice and is a common dish for those feeling the effects of a heavy night of drinking in Mexico.

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4. South Africa – ostrich omelette

One ostrich egg is the equivalent of roughly 25 chicken eggs so there’ll definitely be enough to feed yourself and anyone who may have passed out on your sofa last night. 

They’re said to be a great source of magnesium and iron which both work to repair your body after a night of boozing.

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5. Mongolia – pickled sheep eyeballs in tomato juice

Jokingly called a ‘Mongolian Mary’, this blend of tomato juice and pickled sheep eyeballs is an old hangover remedy in Outer Mongolia.

The eyeballs are said to be high in antioxidants, vitamin C and retinal – although, we don’t know if that’s enough to convince us to drink it.

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Chicken rolls it is.

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