Herbal Remedies for ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and related disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are characterized by a short attention span and age-inappropriate hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. The cause is unknown, and it affects boys more than girls. The disorder can also affect adults, but this is less common.
Physicians often prescribe nervous system stimulants like Ritalin for ADD or ADHD which can help one concentrate, but have side effects such as insomnia and nervousness. Herbal calmatives are key herbal remedies for ADD and ADHD. If accompanied by stress and fatigue, add adaptogens. When accompanied by signs of liver hyperactivity, such as frontal headaches, irritability, red or dry eyes, add liver relaxing herbs.
Herbs Used To Treat ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
|American Ginseng||adaptogen, hormone tonic||tincture, capsule, tablet, tea|
|California Poppy||calmative||tincture, capsule|
|Linden||calmative||tea; add chamomile or orange flowers for extra effect and better flavor|