Home Remedies for ADHD
This article is about ADHD, causes, symptoms and some of the home remedies that can be followed by all for better health.
ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)- Parents, who have children suffering from this condition, are always in search of “Home Remedies” which can be beneficial. So now we will discuss about remedies and use of vitamins, minerals and herbs which are beneficial to relieve the symptoms of ADHD.
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Consumption of Fish Oil works for ADHD.
Omega 3 fatty acids are very essential for children suffering from ADHD. So give Flax Seed Oil to them. Fish high in Omega 3 fatty acids include salmon, mackerel. Also give olive oil and Green oats.
Reduce the intake of sugar in children.
Giving some specific foods or food colors or preservatives can increase hyper activity and they should be avoided.
Brain Researcher and ADHD expert, Dr. Daniel Amen, recommends diet suggestions for ADHD children, which is a high protein diet with cheese, meat, nuts, eggs beans and fruits like Oranges, Pears, Grapefruits, Apples and Kiwis.
Parents should try to develop confidence in learning abilities and awareness in their children that have ADHD.
Ginseng, Bacopa are effective herbs for ADHD. Give supplements of these herbs.
Grape seed extract acts as an antioxidant. It helps to improve the flow of blood to brain and strengthens the blood capillaries. Give Grape seed extract or supplements.
Centella asiatica - This herb is known to increase concentration and mental agility. Helps to stimulate blood flow to the brain and helps to improve overall blood circulation. It also helps to relieve anxiety. Give these supplements.
Panax, Ginseng – The study conducted by “Oceanside Functional Medicine Research Institute” Nanaimo BC has positively reviewed Panax for treating ADHD.
Passion Flower – Active constituents of this herb are beneficial for the brain and nervous system.
Skullcap – This is useful in neuralgia and support of nervous system.
Parents should regularly appreciate the progress in the positive behavior of the child.
Give Magnesium supplements. Magnesium helps to boost energy levels and improves nervous system function and also increases concentration. Ref: Book Understanding Controversial Therapies for children with autism, ADHD and other learning disabilities: A guide to Alternative Medicine.
Magnesium also helps to stabilize blood sugar and boosts energy levels. Improves nervous system function. Promotes concentration.
Give Zinc supplements, as they boost immunity, protects the brain from the ill-effects of free radicals. It is needed for optimal development and functioning of the brain and nervous system. Foods rich in Zinc include Ginger root, Brazil nuts, Oats, Almonds, and Egg yolk.
B Vitamins are vital for proper brain function and development and have been used for children with ADD and ADHD. Great source of B vitamin is Alfalfa beans.
Vit B6 – Stimulates Serotonin levels release in the brain. Children who are hyperactive have lower Serotonin levels, than those who are not. Low Serotonin can result in lethargy and depression. B6 transports oxygen and blood to brain. It helps to reduce anxiety and irritability. Give this as a supplement.
Treatment with highly unsaturated fatty acids can reduce ADHD symptoms in children with specific learning difficulties.
I hope the home remedies listed above for ADHD are useful to all people. In many situations it is advisable to seek the help of a Medical Doctor.
By Veena Deo
Dr. Veena Deo is an expert Herbalist, a consultant and the author of this page. Please email any questions to [email protected]
All the information provided and on supplements above and opinions expressed above should not be construed as medical advice. This information is provided for educational purposes only. Any statements made above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any products discussed above are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.