Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk/Avi Arya: Holi celebrations, coupled with bhang, bring along some perils, too. From pakoras, thandai to brownies, bhang is served in a myriad forms. Consuming bhang can cause dehydration, nausea and headache.
Here are some precautions that you should follow:
- Keep your stomach full before consuming bhang or bhang-laced delicacies.
- Avoid eating fried and heavy food. It tends to worsen the after-effects.
- Drink lots of water so that the toxins keep flushing out.
- Don’t take painkillers.
- People suffering from high blood pressure and heart diseases should never consume bhang.
- Drink lemon water as it is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. It helps to get rid of nausea.
- For a post-bhang detox, eat fresh fruits, salad and drink juices. Fibre will help clean out the stomach. Laxatives like Isabgol and Triphala also help.
- A cup of black tea or coffee helps by suppressing bhang’s effects in the brain.