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RED GINSENG
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After drinking, 220 ml.
This one’s got strong antioxidant potential, basically serving to clean up the leftovers from your less effective liquor cleaner-upper; CYP2E1, an enzyme in the P450 mixed-function oxidase system, in all your little smooth endoplasmic reticulumzzz. Stellar names regarding all, I know.
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KSS FORMULA
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Three grams of tangerine pith + six grams of ginger rhizome + brown sugar.  Grind it all down then boil in water for 45 min.
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5 hours before drinking
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DANDELION JUICE and tigers and bears. oh god.
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Before you drink.  220 ml, daily for seven days.  Sounds both delicious and practical.
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KOREAN PEAR JUICE
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That’s the browner, rounder one.
Before you drink, bout a cup.
This one increases alcohol dehydrogenase activity, the main enzyme keeping you alive during nights like this.
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Of note: you don’t see steak here.¬† Or ice cream, or any other sloppy shit. Plantene Pro V, little else.

Park, et al.,¬†(2009).¬†Biological activities and chemical characteristics of Monascus-fermented Korean red ginseng.¬†Journal of Life Science,¬†19,¬†1553‚Äď1561. ¬∑ ¬†Lee et al. 2014.¬†Red ginseng relieves the effects of alcohol consumption and hangover symptoms in healthy men: A randomized crossover study.¬†Food and Function,¬†5,¬†528‚Äď534. ¬∑ ¬†Takashi, et al. Clinical effectiveness of KSS formula, a traditional folk remedy for alcohol hangover symptoms. Takahashi M, Li W, Koike K, et al., J Nat Med. 2010;64(4):487-91. ¬∑ ¬†Noh, et al. 2009. Effect of dandelion juice supplementation on alcohol-induced oxidative stress and hangover in healthy male college students. Journal of the Korean Society of Food Science and Nutrition, 38, 683-693. ¬∑ ¬†Lee, et al. 2013¬†Effect of Korean pear (Pyruspyrifolia cv. Shingo) juice on hangover severity following alcohol consumption.¬†Food and Chemical Toxicology,¬†58,¬†101‚Äď106. ¬∑ ¬†Lee et al 2012¬†Effects and action mechanisms of Korean pear (Pyrus pyrifolia¬†cv. Shingo) on alcohol detoxification.¬†Phytotherapy Research,¬†26,¬†1753‚Äď1758. ¬∑ *¬†NOTES ON KSS: Pith = the white, bitter stuff lining the fruit, post-peeling.¬†Traditionally termed, ‚ÄúKitsuraku‚ÄĚ. Rhizome = little horizontally splayed stemmy things.¬†¬†Traditionally termed, ‚ÄúShokyo‚ÄĚ.

By Seren Wechsler - MS, RD, CDN

I have graduate and undergraduate degrees in Nutrition and completed my dietetic internship at Hunter College at the City University of New York School of Public Health. I've written for major health and news websites and have published in two textbooks, the contents of which center on fruit and vegetable consumption. I'm employed as a clinician with Pinnacle Dietary. I moonlight as a private counselor and writer. I specialize in vegan nutrition and voluntary smiling.

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