London, Jan 19 (Agencies): The best bet to get over a hangover is a cup of coffee and an aspirin.

Scientists have confirmed that the traditional morning-after boost is better than modern alternatives like organic honey, or a raw egg.

The caffeine in coffee and anti-inflammatory ingredients of aspirin combat the alcohol, said Philadelphia researcher Michael Oshinsky.

He discovered this by inducing headaches in rats using small amounts of ethanol or pure alcohol.

The animals then had doses of caffeine and anti-inflammatories which cleared the pain.

"None of the commonly cited cures for hangovers could have caused this response," said Oshinsky.