Anyhow, if you are one who does not abstain from alcohol and do get hungover at times, you will be happy to know that a plant that grows in Arizona is a friend of yours.
Prickly Pear Cactus, Opuntia ficus indica
Yep. The juice from prickly pear cactus is scientifically proven to help prevent hangovers. Compared to placebo:
- Prickly pear reduced the nausea, dry mouth and appetite loss of being hungover.
- Prickly pear reduced the amount of c-reactive protein by 40%.
- Prickly pear reduced the risk of a severe hangover by 50%.
Those are some very solid numbers.
On your next drinking event, consider having Prickly Pear Cactus Juice on your shelf at home. It keeps for a long time if frozen in little cubes.
How to Prevent a Hangover:
Before your night out, take a tablespoon of prickly pear cactus juice. That's it. This does not excuse the crazy evenings, empty wallet or otherwise obnoxious events that may occur.
Be safe. Be smart. Be less hungover.
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