As an opener to Natural Remedies for ADD/ADH it is believed that many childhood behavior patterns are now been blamed on either ADD
Attention Deficit Disorder or ADHD Attention Deficit Disorder with
The child is been "zapped" with Ritalin, end of story. This should not be the end of the story, it should be the beginning of perhaps a difficult path, but definitely a beneficial one for the child.
Firstly you have to get a proper verdict from your Medical Practitioner that your child is suffering from this disorder, and then embark on a journey of discovering that there are natural remedies for ADD and not just DRUGS.
This disorder can be very difficult to diagnose
correctly, because many of these symptoms appear in normal healthy children.
What could be plain downright naughtiness, lack of parental discipline, creativity, or a high energy level is been bandied about as ADD/ADHD without getting a firm diagnosis.
Once a firm diagnosis has been received you can then take a look at the natural remedies for ADD available to you, from your kitchen or health shop.
As this disorder is more prevalent in boys than girls we are referring to the child as a he.
Lets look at help from a natural point of view, in other words as some natural remedies for ADD, and study what your child should and should not be eating, and see if there are any herbs which will help him.
It should be noted that we are not going to look at this from his stomach point of view, this is for his brain.
Remember, this is a
physiological disability beyond the control of your child, but you can help by
helping him to avoid the following foods without been unnecessarily
He can eat foods low in salicylates such as
Not such a bad selection after all - and this is real food!!
Calcium is important for the smooth functioning of nerves and muscles. Magnesium (known as the anti-stress mineral) also assists in the transmission of nerve impulses, these two combined work as a marvelous natural tranquilizer.
Tests have also shown that many ADHD children have a Zinc deficiency
which is important for the metabolism of relevant neurotransmitters, fatty acids
and melatonin (some evidence suggests that melatonin promotes sleep in children
with ADHD). So link to zinc and see what your kid should be
eating to keep up his zinc levels.
Ginko Bilbo is very good for concentration, it is known as the brain herb and
seems to boost symptoms of attention and working memory.
Has had dramatic results for calming hyperactivity and anxiety.
This Herb is a natural sedative and helps calm discontent, fits of temper and
relaxes and tones the nervous system.
Oats is one of the best remedies for "feeding" the nervous
system. It is a relaxant and strengthens the whole nervous system.
St John's Wort
Has been known through the ages as a folk remedy for emotional disorders.
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Just 75g of oats daily can help lower your cholesterol level. It's also a great natural way to supplement the minerals magnesium and zinc.
It helps stabilize your blood-sugar level and eases constipation.
Oats also contain psychoactive compounds that may combat nicotine cravings and have anti-depressant powers
Look at this list of very famous people who, it is believed suffered from ADD.
Leonardo da Vinci
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