Hiccups are characterised by the sharp inspiratory sound produced with the spasm of glottis and diaphragm. In Ayurveda, it is known as hikka roga. Depending upon the involved in the pathogenesis of the disease. Irritation of the nerves that extend from the neck to the chest can cause hiccups. Many condition can cause this irritation and result in hiccups, including eating too fast and swallowing air, eating or drinking too much, chewing gum, smoking, strokes, brain tumors, damage to the vagus or phrenic nerve and stress.
There are some home remedies to get rid of hiccups, drinking a glass of water quickly, having someone frighten and surprise you, using smelling salts, holding your breath and pulling hard on your tongue.
The ash of peacock feather is very useful for this condition. Eladi vati is another very useful in hiccup.