Hiccups are characterized by the sharp inspiratory sound produced with the spasm of glottis and diaphragm. In Ayurveda it is known as hikka roga. Depending upon the doshas involved in the pathogenesis of the disease, different types of symptoms are manifested.


The ash of peacock feather is considered to be the best therapy for the condition .it is given in a dose of 0.125gm. four to six times a day ,mixed with honey, eladi bati, which contains cardaman as an important ingredient, is popularly given for the treatment of this condition .it is given with honey to be sucked in a dose of one tablet four to six times a day.

Healing Options

Ayurvedic Supplements
              Mayur Chandrika Bhasma

              Eladi Bati    

  • Kulatta is considered very important herb for the treatment of this ailment. The Juice ,the soup or the dal preparation of this can be given  to the patients. Old rice, patola ,tender radish, lemon, goat’s milk and garlic can also be given .fatty food, heavy and cold food and masha are contra-indicated in this condition.
  • The patient should be given psycho-therapy if the hiccup is produced as a result of psychoneurotic conditions. The patient should be given rest and he should not express the natural urges in any form.
  • The Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar)
  • Basic Breathing (Pranayama)