Hangover Cure No. 5: Pürblack An Ayurvedic treatment for ailments ranging from skin wounds to anxiety, shilajit resin -- mineral pitch that resembles charcoal in color and odor -- is the subject of our next hangover cure experiment. It's the active ingredient in Pürblack, which its manufacturers claim "naturally assists your body in reaching its maximum genetic potential" (whatever that means). Pürblack's website links to studies that find the resin effective in treating conditions like peptic ulcers and inflammation, but its materials are vague on the subject of Pürblack's ability to alleviate hangover symptoms.
Pace claims that shilajit is effective in "detoxifying" the body post-alcohol. "As I said previously, properly hydrating and taking multivitamins are just as effective," she says tactfully. (Yeah, yeah, yeah.)
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