Ukon no Chikara — No more HangoversPublished on August 23rd, 2010.
Tired of heavy hangovers after a night out? Well, you’ve come to the right place my friend! Ukon no Chikara is here to save the day.
Ukon no Chikara, which literally translates to “The Power of Ukon” is a Japanese anti-hangover drink sold in convenience stores all over Japan. Ukon is a plant grown in Southeast Asia and is known as turmeric in English, it’s related to ginger and is common in Indian cuisine.
Ukon no Chikara is sold in three versions, and the version you see in this post is the original. The other two versions are orange-cassis which is targeted towards women with it’s pink can, and super which is a more expensive stronger version. It’s sold in tiny 100ml cans for around ¥200 and you’re supposed to take it down all at once, preferably when you’re leaving the party or wake up in the morning.
Does it work? Well, Ukon contains a chemical called “curcumin”, which has been scientifically proven to prevent cancer and enhance liver functions. Based on my personal experience, it works. Although it’s not magic, if you’ve had too much, you’ve had too much.
Have you ever tried Ukon no Chikara? And did it work for you?