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.
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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.
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 (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.
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.
There are no known side effects in the suggested dose.