How natural herbal medicine can help to alleviate ADD
There are many children who suffer from ADD or ADHD. More often than not, the symptoms are treated with very harsh medication, such as Ritalin. Thankfully, these days, many parents are starting to prefer to use natural herbal medication as a treatment instead. In many cases, natural herbal medication and other natural solutions can help to alleviate ADD.
Children will often day dream and struggle to concentrate and, in some cases, their lack of attention can be extreme. This is normally a sign that they are suffering from ADD. Before now, it was believed that the only way to treat ADD or ADHD was by pumping children full of Ritalin. In some instances, it did help to make them concentrate, but in other instances it put them on an extreme high. This is why the majority of parents would prefer to use natural herbal medication to treat the symptoms associated with ADD.
It is an unfortunate fact that these days, as soon as there is any sign that a child might not be concentrating 100%, he or she is immediately assumed to have ADD. This is not always the case, which is why it is extremely important to get your child tested properly before putting them on any form of medication for ADD, even if it is a natural remedy.
One of the key ingredients that is used in natural herbal medicine to alleviate ADD is Gingko Biloba. This natural ingredient has been proven to increase mental sharpness and to improve the memory, which is why it is the perfect natural ingredient to be used for treating ADD. Children who have taken natural herbal medicine with Gingko Biloba included in it have been able to control their hyperactivity better and have also been able to further improve their behavior within social settings. Other natural herbs that have been linked to assisting in alleviating ADD and ADHD include:
- Brahmi: the leaves and stem of the plant are used and are credited to improve mental function and memory.
- Gotu Kola: is high in nutrients such as B1, B2 and B6 which are essential for healthy brain function. It has also been discovered that it helps reduce anxiety with ADD and ADHD sufferers.
- Green oats: a wild oat extract that comes from unripe oats that helps to calm nerves and boost your brain activity to help you concentrate.
- Ginseng: Is a stimulant, but a natural one. It helps to increase brain function and energy. In some cases, it is necessary for ADD sufferers to get that boost of energy in order to help them function in a social environment.
In some cases, it may be a good idea to get a natural herbal medication that has a mixture of the aforementioned herbs. It all depends on what symptoms your child suffers from. Before administering any medication to your child, it is best to get them tested properly by the professionals. If you discover that they do have ADD or ADHD and you do not want to use conventional medicine in order to treat it, you need to seek the advice of a doctor who practices natural solutions.
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