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Ayurvedic treatment for Hiccups

Hiccups are very common and occurs mainly due to swallowing air. It does not lasts for longer time and are not serious.

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.


  • 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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