The best thing our family found that cured hiccups was peanut butter.
No, there is no magic potion in the sticky goo.
The idea is that it takes so much physical effort to chew and swallow it that, by the time you have waded your way through a whole tablespoon full, the hiccups should have gone.
To be honest, I can’t remember if it worked.
My older brother believed the best cure was to give me a huge fright and a clout at the same time!
That just disguised the hiccups with loud wailing and yells of fury!
Vinegar was a staple healer at our house.
White vinegar is all we were given as children when we had cold sores.
It worked, when used three or four times a day.
Add half a cup of apple cider vinegar to your warm bath at the end of the day.
It is excellent for soothing tired muscles.
For tummy troubles we were often given turmeric – one teaspoon to a glass of water or simply sprinkle it over some food.
This is an old Indian remedy for stomach cramps and is a well known antispasmodic.
A traditional aid for stomachs that are irregular is to stir two tablespoons of juniper into two cups boiling water.
When it is cool drink about a quarter cup over a period of 24 hours.