Hangover Helper

Hangover Helper

Learn about Rukon, a Japanese drink made with turmeric that is said to prevent hangovers. Find out more about its taste and potential benefits, and whether it lives up to its claims by field-testing it at your next enkai in Tokyo.

At an "enkai" in Tokyo -- a co-worker party -- someone handed me this. "Drink it first," he said, "then start drinking - you won't get a hangover." Hmm... Called Rukon, it's made with turmeric and tastes like orange-flavored children's aspirin. It's supposed to prevent hangovers. I don't like getting plastered, so I never found out if it works. But let me know if you field test it!