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Home Remedies for Attention Deficit Disorder

Home Remedies for Attention Deficit Disorder

  1. Bacopa-Brahmi/Bacopa monnieri
    • Calming and sedative. Improves attention deficit disorder; important for hyperactivity
    • Improves intellectual capacity, acuity, clarity of thought, concentration.
    • Improves memory, especially in the elderly; shortens learning time.
  2. California Poppy-Eschscholtzia californica
    • A gentle sedative that relieves psychological and emotional disturbances in kids. Soothes and balances an overactive nervous system.
    • Reduces attention deficit disorder and tension in overactive states, decreases spasms.
    • Effective for difficulty in falling asleep or frequent, regular waking.
  3. Catnip-Nepeta cataria
    • Relieves attention deficit disorder, restlessness, tension, stress and hyperactivity.
    • A mild relaxant that promotes restful sleep. Helps diarrhea, headache, colic or stomach ache due to stress. Balances mood swings or hysteria.
  4. Ginkgo-Ginkgo biloba
    • Improves focus, memory, cognition, knowledge retention, perception.
    • Increases neurotransmitters, boosts the brain’s ability to use oxygen.
    • Increases circulation to brain; high in nutritive antioxidants that protect the brain and nervous system from damage by various toxins.
  5. Grape Seed Extract-Vitis vinifera
    • Contains bioflavonoids with the most potent antioxidant effects known.
    • Able to cross the blood brain barrier and directly protect the brain against a wide variety of toxins and damaging free radicals.
    • Improves brain blood flow, strengthens brain capillaries.
  6. Hops-Humulus lupulus
    • Indicated for nervous tension, excitability, restlessness and irritability.
    • Excellent for insomnia, taken orally or as a hops and lavender pillow.
    • Calms and improves the mood, but should be avoided in depression.
    • Strengthens and stimulates digestion, relieves intestinal discomfort.
  7. Kava Kava-Piper methysticum
    • Valuable in attention deficit disorder; relieves attention deficit disorder without any cognitive or mental impairment. Reduces insomnia, tension and stress.
    • Produces a sense of tranquility and softens angry or violent feelings.
    • Significantly improves mood, tension level and sleep patterns.
  8. Lemon Balm-Melissa officinalis
    • A gentle, safe and calming children’s herb for depression and attention deficit disorder.
    • Relaxes the nervous system; eases agitation while soothing digestion.
  9. Oats-Avena sativa
    • Nervous system nutritive and tonic for mental stress, nervousness, overwork, exhaustion, weakness. Improves mental concentration, focus.
    • Eases stress, tension, depression, insomnia—but improves clarity.
    • Excellent for transitioning and weaning off neurological medications.
  10. Skullcap-Scutellaria laterifolia
    • Helps attention deficit disorder, restlessness, crying spells, irritability and nervousness.
    • A useful daytime sedative, with no mental impairment or drowsiness.
    • Nervine action relieves frequent headaches, relaxes muscular spasms.
  11. St. John’s Wort-Hypericum perforatum
    • An herb of choice for attention deficit or hyperactive children.
    • Calms an agitated nervous system, yet safe for long-term usage.
    • Regulates mood and attention, relieves feelings of sadness, apathy, low self-esteem, isolation, anger, guilt, shame. Good for nervous exhaustion.
  12. Valerian-Valeriana officinalis
    • Relaxing and sedating, reduces restlessness, nervousness, improves sleep; should be taken for 2-4 weeks to improve mood and sleep.
    • Shows improvements in learning skills, with less aggressive behavior.