It’s only normal that you want the best treatment for your child if they have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. There are quite a few treatments that you can choose from including diet, therapy, counseling, and of course drugs. When you’re confronted with choices like this you need to ask yourself if you really want your child to take prescription drugs.
I am a supporter of Natural Remedies for ADD/ADHD and I have concerns about side effects and drug dependency issues linked to some of the prescription medicines used for ADD and ADHD treatment.
In my opinion, you should first explore alternative treatments including counseling, therapy, changes to the child’s diet, and natural remedies for the traatment of ADD/ADHD.
Natural remedies that you may want to look at for ADD/ADHD include diet, herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, and even adjustments and lifestyle. To me these would be good alternatives to try prior to turning to prescription stimulants and other typical ADD medications.
Naturally remedies for ADD include the elimination of the artificial food additives from the diet. Elimination diets have long been used to assess both kids and adults for non-life threatening food allergies. Removing possible food allergies is a course of action that frequently proves to be effective.
Switching from standard foods to natural foods is another possible diet adjust that could bring good results. Most grocery stores have a section for health food where they stock organic foods for people that are sensitive to particular products.
If you’re going to give Natural Remedies for ADD/ADHD a try you will want to bring together herbs and certain vitamins with a healthy lifestyle. A regime of herbs and nutrients can increase focus while helping with recall and attention. The question is, what herbal healing procedures produce the best outcome?
Red Clover (Trifolium Prantense)
Today, red clover is being studied for potential benefits for individuals suffering with heart disease, diabetes and prostate enlargement. Red clover has also shown some possibilities as an ADHD herbal medicine.
This herb is used to increase mental function, increase memory, enrich learning functionality and restore some of the memory loss of Alzheimer’s Disease. As ADD alternatives go, Gotu Kola is a great selection.
Is a natural plant product prepared from the bark of the European coastal pine, Pinus Maritima. Pycnogenol is demonstrated to dramatically relieve Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHD. This herb is also used to reduce the effects of stress.
Pine Bark Extract
Considered to be a very potent antioxidant Pine Bark Extract is included in many ADHD herbal medicine formulations. Antioxidants are important because they are chemicals that neutralize the highly destructive chemicals, or free radicals that may harm cells and can contribute to countless diseases.
Most people know of Avena Sativa as oats. Oats have been used for natural remedies starting in the Middle Ages. This herb acts as as a mild tranquilizer during nervous exhaustion and can help to calm anxiety. Avena sativa has been traditionally used to treat depression.
Cimicifuga racemosa, is found in Black Cohosh root. It is used as a natural remedy for emotional warning signs such as restlessness, nervousness, irritability and anxiety.