Easy Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Hiccups
Hiccup (sometimes spelled hiccoughs) is correlated with Hikka Roga in Ayurveda. It’s a condition which is commonly neglected and might be linked to serious underlying diseases and disturb daily activities.
Hiccup is an involuntary spasm of the diaphragm and respiratory organs that occur when the glottis is closed suddenly. This condition is discussed in the Pranavaha Srotas section (respiratory system). Swasa (dyspnoea), Kasa (cough), and Hikka (hiccups) are all linked in Ayurveda. They have the same etiological causes and origins.
Causes for Hiccups
- Consumption of spicy foods in excess
- Consumption of cold foods and beverages
- Beverages with carbonation
- Dust and smoke exposure
- Consumption of alcohol
- Living in a polluted environment
- Hysteria, shock, and fever
- Emotional stress
- Fasting over an extended period of time
- Excessive food consumption
- Body aches and pains
- Sore throat
- Temperature shifts abruptly
- Parkinson’s disease
- Eardrum irritation
Herbal treatments for Hiccups
- Smoke is inhaled by lighting a wick made of ghee, turmeric, and cinnamon leaves.
- Take 1 teaspoon butter, half a teaspoon turmeric, and a pinch of cinnamon bark and fry them together on a pan. Inhale the smoke for 2–3 minutes after frying. Do this 3–4 times a day, on an empty stomach if possible.
- Nasal drops made of saline water. Combine a pinch of salt with 5 tablespoons of water. Dissolve the salt in the water. 5 drops of this water should be placed in each nostril on an empty stomach.
- Take 3 pinches of Asafoetida (heeng), mix it with a teaspoon of ghee, and cook for 10-20 seconds in a low fire if you have hiccups accompanied with abdominal bloating. To a cup of buttermilk, add this. Toss in a pinch of salt. Once or twice a day, this is given.
- Asafoetida, fried in ghee, is consumed as is to ease stomach distension, as previously mentioned.
- Horse gram / green gram soup made with long pepper, ginger, salt, and ghee can be given.
- Eggplant soup made with curd, ginger, long pepper, black pepper, and ghee can be given.
- Long pepper, black pepper, salt, asafoetida, ginger, and ghee should be added to the foods and drinks of hiccups sufferers.
- 1 gram liquorice, 1-gram long pepper, a teaspoon of honey, and 10 drops of ghee are combined. This is can be taken once or twice a day with a cup of water for two to five days.
- Take a tablespoon of citron fruit juice, a teaspoon of asafoetida, black salt, and black pepper and mix well. This paste can be given for acute conditions.
- Hiccups can be treated with goat’s milk that has been prepared with ginger and sugar.
Tips on living a healthy lifestyle and avoiding Hiccups
- Excessive spicy foods should be avoided.
- Avoid items that are exceedingly cold, as well as ice creams in excess.
- Carbonated beverages and aerated soda drinks should be avoided.
- Dust and smoke should be avoided. When traveling, wear a mask.
- If you live in a cold climate, limit or avoid alcohol consumption and wrap yourself in warm clothing.
- Pranayama and meditation can help you manage your emotional tension. Here’s how to do a simple Pranayama method.
- Fasting for more than a day is not recommended.
- Don’t eat too much.
- Maintain a healthy body by exercising for at least 20 minutes each day.