Super Foods To Treat Hiccups
- Sarsaparilla, taken as a tea boiled for twenty minutes, or as an extract or capsule, can help prevent contracting oral and genital herpes if you are exposed. It also helps keep outbreaks under control.
- Neem also prevents and controls oral and genital herpes. It has a challenging taste and smell and stains whatever it touches. It can be added to massage oil and rubbed on the genitals and used intervaginally, and it helps prevent pregnancy as well as herpes. (Be sure to study this subject closely before using it.) This has been used traditionally in India and now is available commercially.
- Vitamin C is an antioxidant, antihistamine, immune system booster, and antiviral. Zinc lowers the frequency and severity of herpes outbreaks and can be taken internally and applied in ointment.
- HSV replication requires arginine, so a diet high in lysine may block arginine and prevent it from activating the virus. Chocolate, nuts, and grains are high in arginine and low in lysine. Legumes, including peanuts, are high in lysine and low in arginine.
- Lemon balm extract oils or creams can be applied to the herpes sores, as can aloe vera.
- Licorice is similar to steroids but without the side effects, and can reduce pain and aid healing of lesions. It can be applied topically and ingested. Make tea by boiling the roots for twenty minutes. Drink four to five cups of licorice a per day and put a bandage soaked in licorice on the ulcer.
Mostly, hiccups are considered a cute body function that goes away in its own time. Symptoms of hiccups are rarely serious, but hiccup attacks have been known to require medication, as prolonged attacks can lead to exhaustion and fatigue. Everyone knows at least a few of the numerous home remedies for hiccups, including holding the breath, drinking water upside down, and holding onto your tongue until they go away.
What Causes Hiccups?
Hiccups are caused by the sudden closing of the vocal chords, either from obstruction or a sudden contraction of the diaphragm. Too much oxygen and improper breathing may also cause hiccups. This results in a sudden contraction of the diaphragm.
Treatments for Hiccups
Hiccups are easily treated with a few simple techniques. Remedies can include:
- Take as deep a breath as possible, then hold it. After a moment or two, try adding more air to fill your lungs to absolute capacity. When you’ve held it for a moment, let it out and repeat this process two more times.
- Repeat for several minutes (four or five times). You may even try sipping water while holding your breath.
- Consume two parts honey and one part castor oil during an attack.
- Slowly sip a warm chamomile or pau d’arco tea.
- Take charcoal tablets or chewable papaya enzymes.
- Breathe the essential oils of peppermint, rosemary, pine, sesame and/or anis. One technique is to drip the oils onto a warm, dry cloth and hold it over your nose and mouth to breathe in the energies.
Alternative professional care therapies can include acupressure, massage, chiropractic medicine, and hypnosis.