Information on Attention Deficit Disorder

DescriptionAttention 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.
Treatment PlanPhysicians 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.

Herbal Remedies for Attention Deficit Disorder

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
California Poppycalmativetincture, capsule
Lindencalmativetea; add chamomile or orange flowers for extra effect and better flavor
American Ginsengadaptogen, hormone tonictincture, capsule, tablet, tea