Hikka Chikitsa


  • A hiccup is an unvolutentory movement ( spasm ) of the diaphragm (the muscle at the base of the lungs. ) This spasm is followed by quick closure of the vocal cords, which produces a distinctive sound.
  • Hiccups often start for no apparent reason and usually disappear after a few minutes. Rarely , hiccups can last for days, weeks , or months.
  • Hiccups are common and normal in newborns and infants.



  • Abdominal surgery
  • Any disease or disorder that irritates the nerves that control the diaphragm

(such as pleurisy or pneumonia)

  • Hot , spicy foods and liquids
  • Noxious fumes
  • Stroke or tumor affecting the “ hiccup center “ in the rain
  • Anemia
  • Phrenic nerve irritation (tumors)
  • There may be no obvious cause for hiccups.

Ayurvedic Aspect-

As per ayurveda,vitiated kaph obstrusts the path of vata,further cause pranavaha srotas,udaka vaha srotas and ann aha  sroto dushti and leads to Hikka.

According to Ayurveda there are 5 types of hikka




Kshudraja hikka

Annaja hikka


  • Breathe repeatedly into a paper bag
  • Drink a glass of cold water.
  • Eat a teaspoon of
  • Hold your breath

Line of Treatment

  • Udavartacikitsa
  • Use of Agni dipaka dravyas
  • Svasakasahara chikitsa
  • Jalapanam and ambusekam
  • Vataanulomana chikitsa
  • Muhurmuhurousadapanas
  • Mruduswedan
  • mruduvirecanam


  • Local application of til tail or karpooradi tail to chest region


  • Nadisweda with dashmool kwath or Lavan sweda is very effective


  • Purgation therapy with help of Kalyanakagudam – 25 gms with hot water morning at empty stomach (weekly once)
  • Trvrt lehyam-20 ml with waters at bed time. or
  • Haritakicurnam- 20 gms at bed tiem.



  • Gandarvahastadikasayam – 60 ml before food morning and night.
  • Bhandradi kasayam-60 ml before food morning and night.
  • Ciravilvadi kasayam-60 ml before food morning and night.
  • Balajirakadi kasayam-60 ml before food morning and night.
  • Nayopayamkasayam -60 ml before food morning and night.
  • Gandarvahastadikasayam -60 ml before food morning and night.


  • Vaisvanaracurnam -1 teaspoon with kasayam morning and night before food.
  • Jathilavangadicurnam -1 teaspoon with honey morning and night before food.
  • Karpuradicurnam – 3 gms with honey morning and night after food.


  • Dhanvantara gutika
  • Pushkaradi yoga
  • Hingwadi vati
  • Asalyadigutika
  • Vayugutika
  • Bhunimbadi ghan



  • Nayopaya lehyam-
  • Vilvadi lehyam-
  • Svasaharalehyam(kasturiyadigulikayogam)


  • Dadimadighrtam –
  • Sukumaraghrtam –


  • Abhayaristam
  • Pippalyasavam
  • Kanakasavam
  • Jirakaristam
  • Dantyaristam
  • Vasaristam


Rasa ousadam

  • Mayura pica bhasmam
  • Sankhabhasmam
  • Kamadugha rasam-
  • Muktapistirasam –
  • Sutasekararas

Hikka mentioned yogas

  • Agasthyarasayanam
  • Haritakyadirasayanam
  • Kusmandarasayanam
  • Madhularasayanam
  • Svasakararasayanam
  • Vasistarasayanam
  • Kasthurigutika
  • Dhanvantaragulika






  1. Yogesh

    Ayurvedic hikka chikitsa is the best treatment for recovering hiccup problem. It seems that Parijatak blog has the complete package of information of any general heath problem with treatment. keep posting.

  2. Samir Chakravyas

    The disease Hikka and the condition hiccups are quite neglected but its effect is very serious most of the times and it is very annoying as it hinders our routine work and concentration. There are many causes of Hikka (hiccup) described in Samhita i.e. rajasa dhooma vatabhyam (exposed to dust, smoke, and wind), residing in a cold place and use of cold water, exercise, sexual intercourse and long walk beyond one’s capacity, habitual intake of dry foods,

  3. Smith

    Hiccup is very common disease found in all ages.But after reading your blog ,I think Hikka chikitsa is very useful ayurvedic treatment for Hiccup.Thanks for sharing such a nice blog.

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