Spasmodic contractions of the diaphragm cause sudden inhalation, followed by a sudden closing of the glottis which produces the ‘hic’ sound. Irritation of the phrenic nerves controlling the diaphragm causes the condition, the irritation often being an overloaded stomach or a sudden emotional change. Singultus is the clinical term for hiccups.
To relax the nerves and relieve contractions take a few drops of Lobelia Extract on the tongue or in a glass of water.
Single Herbs: Lobelia Extract.