Pickle juice just may be your fridge’s best kept secret. It is good for about anything you can think of, even a natural (and cheap!) weed killer! Here is a list of 17 creative uses for pickle juice by Refinery 29. Who knew that leftover green juice could be so versatile? Use it as a workout-booster, hangover cure, and even a household cleaner.

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Here are a whopping 17 uses for this miracle product. Got anymore favorites?

Hangover Cure: If you can stomach it on a hangover tummy, pickle juice is a known folk remedy that actually works. It replenishes your depleted sodium levels and helps to assist in rehydration. In many countries, people even take a shot of pickle juice before going out to help prevent dehydration in the first place.

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Post-Workout Drink: Forget coconut water. Athletes swear by pickle juice’s scientifically proven benefits to exercise recovery. In one 2010 study, pickle juice halted post-workout muscle cramps in 85 seconds. That, plus its electrolyte-restoring powers has even yielded Pickle Juice Sport — a dill-flavored sports drink. But really, most athletes stick to good old Vlasic!

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PMS Remedy: For those same reasons, pickle juice is widely used as a cure for menstrual cramps. It may also prevent you from eating four bags of potato chips in one day. Not that we ever did that. That was a friend.

Potato Pick-Me-Up: Add a heavy splash of pickle juice to a pot of simple boiled potatoes for a fantastic side dish. The flavors absorb so perfectly you won’t want to add salt, butter, sour cream, or anything to these taters once you’re done. Making potato salad? Skip the mayo, and toss with veggies and pickle juice for a much healthier (and more flavorful) version.

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