Soup is the perfect vehicle to deliver much-needed nutrients to a nauseous stomach. The salty broth bolsters you against dehydration, protein helps to detoxify your liver, and herbs and vegetables reduce inflammation while supplying you with essential vitamins and minerals. Plus, a piping-hot bowl of soup is comforting to eat.
Hungover South Koreans have been fond of haejang-guk, aka "hangover soup," since the 1300s. This cabbage soup is made with oxtail and coagulated blood, and is high in B vitamins to bolster your brain and central nervous system.
Tripe soup — made by slow-cooking the stomach lining of a cow, sheep, pig or lamb, then adding regional flavors — is a popular hangover cure in countries including Mexico (menudo), Turkey (iskembe corbasi), Scotland (cream of haggis soup), Poland (flaki) and Greece (patsas). (Why stomache? The meat is rich in selenium, zinc and vitamin B-12 to help combat cell damage, support your immune system and process toxins.)
And French onion soup— which, yes, is just called onion soup in France — has been delivering melty cheesy goodness as a hangover cure since the time of King Philippe-August in the 12th century.