Top 4 Herbal ADD/ADHD Remedies Your Doctor Forgot to Mention

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According to the Women’s International Summit for Health (WISH) ADD Summit page (Summit starts October 28th), six million children have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Furthermore, the Attention Deficit Disorder Association says that about 85% of adults are not aware that they have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Symptoms include restlessness, inability to concentrate, difficulty organizing tasks and becoming easily distracted by outside stimuli. For most people with ADD/ADHD, work and social life is negatively impacted due to missed tasks, forgotten agendas and a seemingly uninterested, disruptive attitude.

To keep such symptoms at bay, doctors typically prescribe a litany of medications such as Ritalin, Adderall and Zoloft. However, like many medications, adverse side effects may include bladder and/or back pain, bloody urine and irregular heartbeat. While some people may find comfort in such medications, it’s important to know that there are herbal remedies that can help diminish ADD/ADHD symptoms, without the harmful side effects.

Top Four Herbal Remedies to Help Decrease ADD/ADHD Symptoms

It’s not unusual for children and adults to be given a variety of these medications, often too freely. In an effort to move away from this harmful, sometimes fatal trend, many people seek the benefits of herbal treatments to diminish the symptoms of ADD/ADHD.

1. Gotu Kola: This herb has been known to produce additional neurotransmitters and contributes to enhanced blood flow which can increase mental function and improve the ability to concentrate.

2. Gingko Biloba: Used by many for their belief that it improves brain function immensely (it may even be effective in helping diminish the effects of Alzheimer’s disease), Gingko biloba plays a critical role in delivering blood and blood sugars to the brain and certain nerve cells.

3. Ginseng: ADHD is often associated with deficits in dopamine-related neurological pathways. Studies show ginseng compounds can combat this deficiency, helping expedite neurodevelopment and also contributing to improved communication between neuronal cells. It’s often used for alertness and to improve concentration.

4. Valerian: According to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), valerian can be given to as a treatment for ADHD. Valerian has been said to promote relaxation and more restful sleep in individuals, without drowsiness that can impair one’s abilities.

To help make others aware of ADD/ADHD symptoms and news, or to learn more yourself, you can download and distribute related materials found at the ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) website via this link: http://www.adhdawarenessmonth.org/resources/

You may also sign up for the “Something Doesn’t Add Up About “ADD!” Summit” that starts on October 28th. Just…

1) Go to this page (note: affiliate link)
2) Scroll to the bottom
3) Add your name and email

… and you will be notified when the first interview is available. There will be inspiring interviews with doctors, teachers, parents and passionate health-seekers made available to you. Sign up here.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.adhdawareness.com/control-ADHD-with-diet.html#.UmVoLs3D-00
http://www.adhdawareness.com/herbal-remedies-for-adhd.html#.UmVrg83D-00
http://www.adhdawareness.com/herbal-medicine-for-adhd.html#.UmVr9M3D-00
http://www.wishsummit.com/add
http://www.drugs.com/sfx/adderall-side-effects.html
http://naturalhealingherbsinfo.com/herbs-for-add.html#chitika_close_button
http://www.wellsphere.com/add-adhd-article/can-adhd-be-treated-with-ginseng/662280
http://www.ehow.com/facts_6049842_valerian-anxiety-adhd.html

Antonia
A science enthusiast with a keen interest in health nutrition, Antonia has been intensely researching various dieting routines for several years now, weighing their highs and their lows, to bring readers the most interesting info and news in the field. While she is very excited about a high raw diet, she likes to keep a fair and balanced approach towards non-raw methods of food preparation as well. (http://www.rawfoodhealthwatch.com/)

  • Scarlette

    …but ADHD doesn't exist. It was a hypothesis voted into existence by a panel of board members financially tied to pharmaceutical companies such as Shire in anticipation to profit. And profit they did! Billions of dollars. The "founder" of the theory of ADHD admitted it to being a "Prime example of a fictitious disease". There is no blood work, no objective tests or x-rays that can validate the existence of ADHD. The diagnosis is based on a list of normal human behavior and mimics typical childhood energy.

    The herbs you described here are healthier than mind altering drugs and are known to work better than said drugs. Thank you for sharing your information, I wish doctors would inform people with the truth and offer food based treatment plans (like the foods you mention) instead of writing scripts for psychotic drugs for young children and leave parents blind. I would love to one day see an article by you on Prozac, Vyvanse, Adderall and other meds given to young children (ages 6 to 18), the dangers, the pharmaceutical pipeline, financial ties to doctors, the DSM-5, and good to know inside information that'll help parents make better decisions.

    • acccc

      dude its a psychological disorder not a disease…your statement would supposedly disprove the existence of every psychological disorder from depression to insomnia to bi-polar disorder. Don't be foolish please.

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