Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, otherwise known as ADHD, is a behavioral condition diagnosed in children and adults. According to the DSM IV, people with ADHD must experience inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Physicians will most often prescribe Ritalin or Adderall. These are stimulant drugs with long term side effects. There are several homeopathic alternatives that, although not FDA approved, will resolve these issues effectively.
A person with poor impulse control may experience outbursts, disregard rules and fail to associate an action with a consequence. Hyoscyamus niger, also known as hen bane, is used sparingly to keep your impulses under control. Hen bane capsules can be purchased at most herb stores. Be cautious with this remedy, and advise your doctor and pharmacist that you are taking it.
Hyperactivity is easily controlled with the safe and common herb scullcap. Take one capsule during dinner time. This long-acting herb will help calm your nerves throughout the day, and afford you a good night’s sleep.
Ginko Biloba keeps your mind focused and memory sharp. Ginko biloba is found at most drug stores. Take a dose in the morning to stay focused during the day.
Cognitive behavioral therapy should be used in conjunction with homeopathic treatment for ADHD. The goal is to replace the herbal supplements with coping skills.
Combat restlessness in a child suffering from ADHD by giving him a quarter cup of coffee. This should be a rescue remedy and not as part of the daily regime.
Advise your doctor and pharmacist of any herbal medications your are taking. Consult an herbologist to find out the appropriate dosage. Be aware of any food interactions. If any signs of allergic reaction appear, discontinue use and go to the emergency room