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.
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.
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