There are many natural calming remedies used in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is simply a matter of finding one that works well for you, and finding one that you enjoy, such as a nice tea. The remedies listed below are commonly used as relaxing agents; give them a try!
Chamomile has been used for a long time to relieve upset stomachs, aid digestion, steady the nerves, relax muscle spasms, and to treat skins conditions, the cold, flu, and many other conditions.
Studies show that the oil in Chamomile leaves contain antimicrobial agents that limit bacteria, infections, reduce swelling, and aid sleep. In Europe, it is used for many purposes: as a digestive aid, to treat skin conditions, insomnia, menstrual cramps, and to relieve tension. It is available in convenient tea form.
Roman Chamomile, in particular, is especially noted for its relaxing aroma. It has an earthy aroma that is reminiscent of Apples and fresh straw, and has been used in aromatherapy and skin therapy for centuries. Some folks even combine it with water to create a soothing inhalable mist.
Lavender Oil is one of the most popular natural calming remedies. Not only is it a relaxing agent, but is commonly used to relieve tension, treat aches and pains, treat skin conditions, and used enhance circulation and respiration.
It has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years.
Lavender oil is derived from the lavender plant and is commonly employed in aromatherapy. In addition, its pleasant scent is calming and is used in making perfumes.
For these reasons, Lavender oil is also used as a massage oil. For those with ADHD, Lavender oil can be massaged into the feet and shoulders.
Popular applications include adding drops of Lavender oil into a hot bath and soaking, or combining it with water in a spray bottle or mister.
Borage Oil relaxes the central nervous system. It has long been used by eastern and traditional medicine as a calming and relaxing agent used to treat nervous exhaustion.
Not only is it a stress reliever, but it is also a known mood enhancer and is used as an alternative or ancillary treatment of depression and mood disorders.
This plant, originally from Syria, has historically had many medicinal uses. It naturally cools the body and therefore has been used to treat fevers. Its cleansing properties have also made it a popular way to treat infections, digestive problems, skin conditions such as rashes, boils, and bug bites, colds, and flu.
In addition, since it also has decongestant properties, it aids respiration. Also, it has anti-inflammatory properties and has been used to relieve symptoms of arthritis. It is commonly ingested as a supplement or in tea form where the leaves are used in an infusion.
There are many natural and holistic over the counter products with natural calming attributes. Will they all work for you? It is important to keep in mind that because everyone is different, it ultimately boils down to finding out what works best for each individual.
This usually involves conducting a bit of old-fashioned trial and error to discover which ones work best at managing and relieving ADHD symptoms.
These natural calming remedies may be taken in conjunction with other ADHD medications as an ancillary supplement, or for some people they can replace mainstream ADHD medications.
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