Herbs to help with ADD and ADHD issues

Hey, sometimes we all get overwrought and too excited to pay attention! And if you are just out playing for the day, that is ok. But when it is time for work or school, that is a different story!

Thankfully, the Lord gave us herbs to help us along! Let's look at just a few.

Ginkgo- Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo biloba is the most frequently prescribed herbal medicine worldwide. Ginkgo biloba is highly sought after due to its medicinal properties and ability towards mind enhancement.  Both Age related degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, and Short term memory. The leaves stimulate the blood circulation and have a tonic effect on the brain, reducing lethargy, improving memory and giving an improved sense of well-being.  You can read more about Ginkgo here and here.

Milky Oats - Avena sativa

This wonderful herb is thought to be soothing to the brain and nervous system. It is used as a nervous system general tonic as well as a general health tonic.Oats are considered one of the best remedies for “feeding” the nervous system, particularly in times of stress and in the case of nervous system weakness or exhaustion associated with depression (Hoffman, 2003), overwork, or emotional trauma (Rose, 2010). Symptoms may include irritability, chronic fatigue, inability to focus, loss of libido and heart palpitations (Rose, 2010). Read more about milky oats here and here.

Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis

One of Lemon Balm’s key medicinal qualities is as a tranquilizer.  It calms a nervous stomach, colic, or heart spasms.  The leaves are reputed to also lower blood pressure.  It is very gentle, although effective, so is often suggested for children and babies. Through research, Lemon Balm has clearly demonstrated the ability to impact the limbic system of the brain and “protect” the brain from the powerful stimuli of the body and should be part of any ADHD formula.  Read more about lemon balm here and here


Skullcap- Scutellaria lateriflora

The plant has been used for centuries by herbalists as an effective nerve tonic and sedative. Its common uses include relief of nervous tension, anxiety and nerve pain.  Read more here and here.

Chamomile -Matricaria recutita

Chamomile calms anxiety, eases stress and may have a positive effect on attention deficit disorder (ADD). Chamomile tea and chamomile oil are safe for children and babies who have trouble sleeping or are under stress. Chamomile has long been used as sedative to counter anxiety and to promote sleepiness even in ancient times. Modern day clinical studies have confirmed this health benefit from Chamomile in a randomized clinical sampling done to treat anxiety in people.  Read more here and here.

Bacopa - Bacopa monnieri

Bacopa appears to strengthen memory and improve concentration by enhancing the conductivity of nerve tissue. Traditional applications and in vitro lab studies show that Bacopa has a direct effect on improving brain functions, increasing concentration, and in promoting memory functions. Read more here and here.

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Wishing you a happy, healthy, focused day,

Sara and the Ol' Farmhouse family

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***Disclaimer: None of these statements have been approved by the FDA. Neither Sara Davis, Ol' Farmhouse Products nor Natural Hope Herbals are a licensed medical professional. This information is educational only and does not replace the advice of a medical doctor.*** (Ok, got that out of the way... :) )
Posted on September 15, 2015 .