Natural Remedies for ADHD

Natural remedies for ADHD that are useful
By Veena Deo
The discussion in this article is about natural remedies for ADHD that can be followed very easily by all parents.

ADHD is also know as Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Parents, who have children suffering from this, are always in search of “Natural Remedies” which can be beneficial. I will discuss about the natural remedies, vitamins, minerals and herbs which are beneficial to relieve the symptoms of ADHD.
Brain Researcher and ADHD expert, Dr. Daniel Amen, recommends diet suggestions for ADHD children, which is High protein diet like cheese, meat, nuts, and eggs beans. Fruits including Orange, pears, grapefruits, apples and kiwi.

Natural remedies for ADHD that are helpful-

Omega 3 fatty acids are very essential for children suffering from ADHD. So give Flax Seed Oil to them. Fish high in Omega 3 fatty acids include salmon, mackerel. Giving omega 3, fatty acids as olive oil, Green oats is also advisable.
Consumption of Fish Oil works as one of the effective natural remedies for ADHD.
Reduce the intake of sugar in children.
If the parents observe, that on taking some specific foods or food colors or preservatives that increases hyper activity, then avoid them.
Ginseng, Bacopa are effective herbs for ADHD. Try to take the supplements of these herbs.
Parents should try to give positive attention and should keep themselves calm and cool while handling the child.
Parents should try to develop confidence in learning abilities and awareness in their children with ADHD.
Passion Flower – Active constituents of this herb are beneficial for the brain and nervous system.
Skullcap – This is useful in neuralgia and support of nervous system.
Parents should regularly appreciate the progress in the positive behavior of the child.
Grape seed extract or Vitis venifera acts as an antioxidant. It helps to improve the flow of blood to the Brain, strengthens the blood capillaries. Take grape seed extract Herbal supplements.
Gotu kola- This herb is known to increase concentration and mental agility. Helps to stimulate blood flow to the brain and helps to improve overall blood circulation. It also helps to relieve anxiety. One can also take Gotu kola supplements.
Panax, Ginseng – The study conducted by “Oceanside Functional Medicine Research Institute” Nanaimo BC has positively reviewed Panax for treating ADHD.
Give Zinc supplementation, as they boost immunity, protects the brain from the ill-effects of free radicals. It is needed for optimal development and functioning of the brain and nervous system. Foods rich in zinc include ginger root, Brazil nuts, oats, almonds, and egg yolk.
B Vitamins are vital for proper brain function and development and have been used for children with ADD and ADHD. Great source of B vitamin is Moong beans Alfalfa.
Magnesium helps to boost energy levels and improves nervous system function and also increases concentration. Ref: Book Understanding Controversial Therapies for children with autism, ADHD and other learning disabilities: A guide to Alternative Medicine.
Magnesium also helps to stabilize blood sugar and boosts energy levels. Improves nervous system function. Promotes concentration.
Vit B6 – Stimulates Serotonin levels release in the brain. Children who are hyperactive have lower Serotonin levels, than those who are not. Low Serotonin can result in lethargy and depression. B6 transports oxygen and blood to brain. It helps to reduce anxiety and irritability. Ref – Natural Pharmacy complete A-Z references to Alternative Treatment for common Health Conditions.  Ref:
I hope the above natural remedies for ADHD including the use of certain herbal supplements will help all that are trying to address this situation. In most cases one should consult a healthcare adviser.

Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided and on supplements above and opinions expressed above are her own and should not be construed as medical advice. This information is provided for educational purposes only. For questions or to consult Dr. Veena Deo, please send an email to


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