8 Herbal Remedies For ADHD

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Herbal Remedies For ADHD

ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is quite common among children and adults. The most common symptoms of ADHD are forgetfulness, emotional disturbances, physical hyperactivity, attention deficit, disorganization, etc.

Drugs administered to ADHD patients help in the release of neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine. However, these drugs have serious side effects when used over long term. There has been an increasing drift towards herbal remedies and dietary changes for treating this condition. Here are some of the best herbal remedies for ADHD.

8 Herbal Remedies For ADHD

St. John’s Wort

St. John's Wort To Reduce  ADHD

It is perhaps the most popular herb for children suffering from ADHD. This is simply because it is safe to be used over a long period of time. It calms agitated nervous system, uplifts mood, improves attention, alleviates sadness. Other such feelings like low self esteem, apathy, anger, shame, guilt, isolation, etc are also controlled. It also prevents nervous exhaustion.

Pau d’Arco

Pau D'arco To Reduce  ADHD

Some major factors contributing to ADHD are poisoning by heavy metals like cadmium, lead, mercury, etc. ¬†that deteriorate neurological function. Pau d’Arco contributes significantly by removing such toxins from the liver and hence promoting overall liver health. However, one should be careful with the dosage of this herb and preferably take prior consultation of the doctor since it tends to damage the liver when taken in high doses.

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola To Reduce  ADHD

This particular herb is well considered as a brain tonic. It improves memory, enhances concentration power and advances intelligence levels in children with ADHD. It also relieves adult ADHD symptoms such as anxiety, stress and restlessness with its calming effect.

Ginseng

Ginseng To Reduce  ADHD

Two important varieties of Ginseng – Korean and Siberian – help in alleviating symptoms of ADHD. Korean Ginseng, also known as Panax Ginseng, improves nerve impulses’ efficiency, stamina, memory and physical performance. Hence, it is good for relieving major symptoms of ADHD in children. On the other hand, Siberian Ginseng or eleuthero improves memory and increases concentration power along with mental stamina.

Catnip

Catnip To Reduce  ADHD

This particular herb relieves ADHD by relieving stress, restlessness, tension and hyperactivity. It is a mild relaxant that promotes sound sleep. It also alleviates headache, diarrhea, stomach ache, colic, etc. caused by stress. It relieves hysteria and elevates mood.

Hops

This particular herb has excellent nervine properties. It relieves nervous tension, restlessness, excitability, irritability, etc. It also treats insomnia and elevates mood. However, it is not advised as a remedy for depression. By strengthening as well as stimulating digestion, this herb removes toxins from the body that tend to cause ADHD. It also relieves intestinal discomfort.

Hops To Reduce  ADHD

Wild Oats

Rich in protein, silica, magnesium, vitamins, iron, etc. wild oats promotes healthy nervous system. It relieves nervous exhaustion, tension and anxiety. It acts as a tonic for mental stress and relieves weakness, exhaustion, hyperactivity, nervousness, etc. It enhances concentration and helps you in focusing. It improves clarity by alleviating insomnia, depression, tension and stress.

Wild Oats To Reduce  ADHD

Skullcap

This herb helps in ADHD by relieving restlessness, irritability, crying spells and nervousness in children. Although it acts as a sedative, it does not cause drowsiness or mental impairment. It is completely safe to be used during the daytime. It has nervine action that offers relief from headaches and muscular spasms.

Skullcap Reduce  ADHD

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