Home Remedy For Hiccups, Ashtma And Chronic Lung Diseases

Ayurveda has explained many common remedies for hiccups, asthma and chronic lung diseases. This is because, both hiccups and respiratory diseases have same Dosha dominance. Kapha and Vata Dosha. Here is a simple home remedy for such conditions. 

Home remedy video


Home Remedy For Hiccups and Asthma – What you need?
Sugar candy – 10 grams
Pippali – long pepper fruit – 10 grams
Raisins – 10 grams
Dates – 10 grams
Ghee – 10 grams
Honey – 5 grams

Method of preparation

How to make?
Take sugar candy in mortar and pestle and make fine powder.
Remove seeds from dates.
Add raisins and dates to the sugar candy powder and mix thoroughly.
Add long pepper powder, honey and ghee to it and mix well to make a homogeneous paste.


It is traditionally indicated in the treatment of hiccups, asthma and wheezing due to seasonal change and allergic causes.
It is also useful in chronic respiratory disorders such as tuberculosis and chronic bronchitis.

Traditional indications:
This remedy is described in the context of Rajayakshma – a chronic respiratory disorder with body tissue depletion.
It is also indicated in
Kasa – cold, cough
Shwasa – asthma, respiratory disorders involving difficulty in breathing
Jwara – fever
Vaisvarya – hoarseness of voice.


Dose – 3 – 5 grams, twice or thrice a day, after food with water.
How long to take?
It can be taken for a period of 6 – 8 weeks, based on your doctor’s advice.  

Shelf life

Shelf life (expiration date)?
Once after preparing, this remedy can be stored in an air tight container for up to 4 – 6 months.

Mode of action

How does it work?
Long pepper is one among Trikatu and is very useful in relieving cold and  cough. It also stimulates immunity. Read more about long pepper benefits
Honey is well known for its effectiveness in sore throat, cold, cough etc.
Ghee, Raisins and dates helps to soothe the respiratory tract.
In chronic respiratory disorders, often the patient suffers from weight loss (as seen in tuberculosis). These three help the patient by providing nutrition.

Sanskrit verse

Original verse explaining the home remedy:
घृतं खर्जूर मृद्वीका शर्करा क्षौद्र संयुतम् |
सपिप्पलीकं वैस्वर्य कास श्वास ज्वरापहम्||९६| |Charaka Chikitsa Sthana 8th chapter

In a dose of 1 – 2 grams once or twice a day, this remedy can be used in children above 3 years of age.

Safety during pregnancy

Safe for pregnant mother?
It is quite safe in pregnant mothers. But before taking it, please consult your doctor.
It is safe in lactating mother.

Side effects

There are no known side effects in the suggested dose.

6 comments on “Home Remedy For Hiccups, Ashtma And Chronic Lung Diseases

  • purushotham

    08/01/2014 - 1:17 pm

    thanks for the message

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  • Sudha

    11/01/2014 - 2:12 pm

    Dear Dr. Hebbar, Thanks for the Information.
    Do we need to grind dates and raisins?
    Can we use mixie jar instead of mortar and pestle?
    And the dates used are the dry ones right?
    Thanks in advance for clarifying my doubts.

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      11/01/2014 - 7:37 pm

      Dear Sudha,
      Grinding dates and raisins in a mixie is fine.
      Usually dry dates are used, but I had used wet one in the video. Anyone is fine to use.

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  • Gaurav

    13/01/2014 - 11:50 am

    Thank you for this very easy home remedy!

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