Ayurvedic treatment for Hiccups

Hiccups are very common and not a disease. It irritates a lot when lasts for longer time. It is a repeated noisy intake of air. It generally lasts for more than a few minutes sometimes.

Causes:

  • While smoking and eating chewing gum also a person can swallow air and end up with hiccups.
  • Acid reflux caused due to side effects of medicines can also lead to hiccups.
  • Eating and drinking too much.
  • When eating too fast a person can swallow air and it causes hiccups.
  • Stress, worry, anxiety are also some reasons.
  • Swelling, infection, or masses in liver can cause irritation of the diaphragm, which leads to hiccups.
  • Crying and coughing  can cause hiccups for babies.

Home remedies for Hiccups:

  • Sit quietly and hold the breath.
  • Place a paper bag over the mouth and breath in and out for some time.
  • Kulatha in form of soup or dal is very effective.
  • If it persists for longer time, seek medical aid.

Ayurvedic Remedies for Hiccups:

Below medicines are recommended by Ayurveda practitioners to treat hiccups. Although most of the ayurvedic medicines are safe, we highly recommend taking advise from a qualified practitioner before trying below mentioned medicines.

  • Mayura Chandrika Bhasma should be taken 5gms, six times a day with honey.
  • Sukumar Ghritham can be taken 1 tsp thrice a day with milk.
  • Mix cardamom powder with honey and suck it twice a day.
  • Crush 1-2 tablets of Eladivatti, mix it with honey and have 4-6 times a day.

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