Feeling the festive hangover ? Experts at Loughborough University have recreated a 400-year old recipe for a potential remedy.
Not for the faint-hearted though - the ancient recipe for so-called surfeit water includes the contents of a sperm whale's guts.
Dr Sara Read, an expert on early modern literature and medicine has adapted the recipe as part of the university's Christmas and New Year health and well-being campaign, which is aimed at providing advice about physical and mental wellness over the festive season.
"Over-indulgence of food and drink was generally known as a surfeiting and was often associated with the Christmas festivities. Cures to ease the symptoms of a surfeit - a heavy stomach and vomiting -included a medicated drink, known as a surfeit water."