Ukon is a turmeric extract based beverage that has enjoyed huge success in Japan. This drink is rich in curcumin, a component of turmeric that helps strengthening liver function. This spice has long been appreciated in India and other East Asian countries for its health-promoting benefits. Taking this drink before or after the consumption of alcoholic beverages is said to help prevent a hangover. It also serves as a refreshing wakeup in the morning.