10 Cures for Hangover Stomach Aches

Had too much fun last night? Now your head feels like it’s going to blow and your stomach is all swollen and aching. That, my dear, is called a hangover. And here’s what you need to do to get rid of it.

Every hangover brings a couple of things – there’s the horrible headache, the stomach ache, and the nausea, and of course the general feeling of tiredness. You can find the general tips on how to cure a hangover in this post, while here, I would like tell you about the 10 best cures for hangover stomach woes.

1. Drink a Lot of Water

lemon water

Water is the main cure for hangover. You get hung-over because you’re dehydrated and the main issue is to rehydrate yourself as soon as possible. Drink as much water as you can the moment you get home from the crazy party. The more you drink, the better you’ll feel in the morning – in your head and in your stomach alike.

2. A Toast for Breakfast


The main reason you feel stomach ache and nausea after you’ve been drinking too much, is the elevated level of stomach acid in your stomach. Alcohol does this to you and the best cure is to eat something really dry that will soak up all the extra acid. So, get your hands on a really dry toast or some salty crackers. After a couple of bites your stomach will feel much better and the heartburn will go away.

3. A Cup of Yogurt

If you can’t really handle the dry toast only, accompany it with a cup of yogurt. Yogurt is generally speaking, good for your stomach, because it contains the lactic acid bacteria that provide good digestion.  If you have some probiotic yogurt, like DANONE Activia, in your fridge – even better.

4. Mint Tea

Beautiful young woman in casual wear dreaming with cup of hot tea over window

Mint tea is a very old, and a very known, remedy for upset stomach. It works as a cure for hangover stomach ache as well. Just prepare yourself a cup of warm mint tea and drink it slowly. If you’re not really fond of the tea itself, you can also chew on some fresh mint leaves.

5. Ginger Tea


Ginger is very beneficial when it comes to solving stomach problems. If you can eat something in the morning, it’s good to add ginger to your meal. However, if you don’t really feel like eating, prepare ginger tea. It can be bought in tea bags in the store, but fresh tea is so much better.

Just take 2” piece of ginger root and peel it. Bring two cups of water to boil and add sliced ginger. Reduce the heat and leave for 15-20 minutes to simmer. Strain the tea and add honey and lemon to taste. Your stomach ache and nausea will go away in minutes.

6. Chicken Soup


As it is known as the universal remedy for almost every illness, chicken soup is also very good in curing hangover stomach ache. A plate of hot chicken soup will calm your stomach, rehydrate you and restore the electrolytes you lost by drinking too much. It’s not really an easy task, to make a chicken soup in the morning when you are hung-over, but hey – that’s what order-ins are for.

7. Banana

female hand holding two bananas

Alcohol doesn’t only take the water from your body; it takes the vitamins and minerals as well. One of the most important vitamins you lose is vitamin B. Lack of it produces stomach ache and nausea, which is why it is very important to compensate for it.

Eat a ripe banana. Bananas are a rich source of vitamin B and they are generally a good remedy for an upset stomach. If you’re planning to drink, make sure you buy bananas first.

8. Pickles

Pickles in bowl

We’ve all seen that scene in the movies – a person holding their head and eating pickles. Pickles have been known as a remedy for hangover since forever, and that’s because they actually work. Pickles are a rich source of vitamin A, iron, potassium, calcium, and manganese. All of these are essential for calming your upset stomach.

9. Fruit Juice

green fruit juice

As aforementioned – it is of a great importance to compensate for the vitamins you’ve lost by drinking. And what better way to do it, than eating fresh fruit or drinking freshly squeezed fruit juice. However, I would not suggest you to drink the most popular orange juice, since it might increase the levels of your stomach acid and make you feel even worse. In my experience, sour cherry juice works the best in these situations.

10. Vomiting

Yes, I know, nobody likes it, but let’s face it – you feel so much better afterwards. Do not try to keep yourself from vomiting if you’ve had too much to drink. It’s unpleasant at the moment, but it brings relief very quickly.

Vomiting is actually your body’s first line of defense against the toxins in it. Since alcohol is pretty much a toxin – well you get the idea what would happen. Just get it all out of your system.

I have to remind you that the best cure for hangover is not to get it in the first place. Control your drinking and give yourself less chances to embarrass yourself in the evening, and to feel really bad in the morning. However, if you’ve already had too much – these remedies will help you with the stomach ache and nausea.

About the author


I’m a free spirit who likes to travel, cook and fly. Licensed paraglider pilot, I spend all my spare time flying. In the meantime, I like to share my recipes and travel experiences.


Click here to post a comment

  • I drank a lot of long island ice teas last night, today my head doesn’t really hurt but by god my tummy is hurting. I tried the toast, juice, water, chicken soup, fruit, and other tips, but when it’s all said and done, it had to come out , so everytime one went in…I threw it up. Been doing it all day. I’m staying sipping on cold water, not to much just sips, …….I’m feeling better but will be even better after a good rested nap. Thanks for the tips.
    Oh and………:) I’ll never drink again.
    Till next week….lol

  • Thank you so much! I couldn’t stand how bad my tummy hurt anymore, the water thing worked for me and it worked FAST!

  • It sucks when you know about the water drinking but don’t do it because you’re too drunk… I never really get headaches when hung over but the stomach thing is the worst for me. Sitting in bed right now with a bunch of things mentioned in your post. Thank you!

  • My stomach hurts today didn’t feel sick till I got out of bed now my friend gave me greasy good it’s suppose to help I heard. But throwing up bananas and water is working !!!!!

  • Hi I’m Sarah, I’m 17… i made the mistake of getting so drink last night that i forgot almost everything that happened. Everyone had to tell me. My mom freaked out and called the hospital and they said i could have died… so they told my mom to sit me up and induce puking. I woke up still drunk off my ass and had to go to work. I’m not ever gonna drink again. Now, I’ve tried almost all of these remedies, but i also have acid reflux. So it’s really bad… What should i do?

  • I tried the water, toast, and banana and it only made it worse. I guess it’s number ten for me…

    : /

  • Hi im leanna and im 9 i don’t know what to do I have an awful stomach ache and head ache my friend and I had a sleepover and she fells the same way. So we’ve tried everything and nothing worked. Please help :)

  • All of these things do help though there is always “the hair of the dog” it never fails.
    As for vomiting if you really drank too much and you feel like you want to vomit trying chugging a glass or bottle of water that’ll trigger it.. And at least then you have something to throw up!

    • Doing that as I type lol. My job ended yesterday and they decided to send us out with an open bar so of chose I drank from 5pm-130am….. Seemed soooooo logical at the time but now I’m doing the purge of shame….

  • i did what you sed but im throwing up every thing even the water x_x
    please some one help me

  • Hi,I’m Coco. I went out drinking with my best friend last night we had a bunch of sh*t. I woke up this morning with everything coming out both ways. It sucked. I’m never drinking again. My body is hating me right now!

  • My best friends and I went out drinking last night, we had alot, and i woke up this morning nauseated, tired and with a stomach ache, but i still dont feel better and its been 24 hours, plz help!

  • What also helps is coconut water, It’s really hydrating, ramen noodles, potatoes(hash browns) and if you still feel like crap chuck it all up. And sip water ..N start over.. keep water by your bed too so when you wake up in the middle of the night so you can slam water and fall back asleep. It helps A lottttt

  • Before slicing the ginger I took in a deep smell of its freshness and had to throw up immediately. Sipping ginger tea and mint tea helped, also nibbles of crackers, fruit.

  • Let’s not forget Gatorade or Powerade. I try to drink some before I start drinking alcohol and after.

  • Will try all once I can get off the floor. …my stomach really aches and all my burps still taste like alcohol..:/

  • I’ve tried banana , toast (egg & cheese) sandwhich, puked last night before bed, and have been drinking tons of water today and still feel like I have a belly full of liquid.. Idk if it’s from all the water but I’m thinking I might need to try #10 again unfortunately :(

  • I drank but ate these crackers they had at wedding. I didn’t drink without food there next to me. No one told me what a hangover really was. I didn’t know it was on upset stomach with empty burping that isn’t fun.

  • I’ll tell u what I do. First I full my stomach with water then vomit. After this a cup of yogurt with honey in it. Just try it. Hangover gone in 5 min

  • I have puked EVERYTHING and my stomach still hurts, ugh I seriously need to control my drinking.

  • This is my first hang over ever and I feel like I could puke but nothing comes up. My head doesn’t hurt but my stomach does but after I got done drinking last night I threw up all of it what’s the deal? Any opinions on what I should do.

  • yeah inducing vomiting works alot for the stomach pain after a night of drinking. I believe it’s due to the food one would eat before or during drinking that the problem.

    eating after didn’t make me feel better but throwing up did, especially since I was burping and I still tasted alcohol. kinda cured my slight headache too.