A hiccup is a contraction of the diaphragm that repeats several times per minute. In humans, the abrupt rush of air into the lungs causes the vocal cords to close, creating a “hic” sound.The hiccup is an involuntary action reflex arc. A bout of hiccups, in general, resolves itself without intervention, although many home remedies claim to shorten the duration. Medical treatment is occasionally necessary in cases of chronic hiccups.

Some causes of hiccups are eating too quickly or swallowing air with food, eating spicy food or drinking too much alcohol, any disease that irritates or disturb the nerves that control diaphragm, strokes and brain tumors can also cause hiccups. Hiccups may also be caused as a side effects of some strong medications. Noxious fumes triggers hiccups.

Here we discuss some of the natural remedies to stop hiccups.

Home Remedies For Hiccups:

Treatment of Hiccups with Lemon:
Heat a lemon and cut in two pieces. Sprinkle a pinch of salt, black pepper, sugar. Sucking it will immediately bring relief.

Treatment of Hiccups with Ghee(clarified butter):
Take 1 or 2 teaspoon of warm ghee to stop hiccups.

Treatment of Hiccups with Ginger:
Sucking a fresh piece of ginger slowly helps in getting rid of hiccups that keeps occurring again and again.

Treatment of Hiccups with Mustard Seed:
Swallow half teaspoon mustard seed mixed with half spoon of ghee.

Treatment of Hiccups with Sugar and water:
Keep a spoon of sugar in your mouth and drink a glass of water sip by sip and such the sugar slowly.