Medications are often prescribed to children who have ADHD. In fact, the number of children taking medications for ADHD increased by 42 percent from 2003 to 2011. Even though medication can be effective in helping control ADHD symptoms, it often comes with unwanted side effects. Serious side effects include heart problems, mood swings and suicidal thoughts.
Fortunately, there are many natural remedies that can be used in order to control ADHD symptoms. Below is a list of tips for using natural remedies to control ADHD:
Lemon Balm is a member of the mint family. The leaves of the herb have a mild lemon aroma and flavor, but despite its mildness it has powerful healing action. It can be used by itself, or blended with other herbs and vitamins for calming and soothing effect.
Lemon Balm can be taken to help with digestive issues. These could range from a mild upset stomach to an illness that has increased harmful bacteria in the digestive tract. It can be taken to soothe the symptoms of gas and bloating. Some have seen a difference in the pain associated with menstrual cramps. The herb can be used to help with vomiting and colic.
If you are trying to find natural remedies to increase mental and physical calmness, then try herbs instead of medications. People have used a variety of herbs for hundreds of years to feel more relaxed.
Here are five herbs that will provide the perfect calm to increase your overall well-being:
Calming Herb One: Holy Basil
You may know Basil as a tasty herb that you might add to spaghetti sauce or casseroles, but Holy Basil, an equally delicious plant from India, can also calm the mind and body. Holy Basil can be found in health food stores or you can grow it easily at home to make a delicious hot tea to drink for its calming benefits.
Are you feeling the winter blues? It could be that your fatigue and sense of the blahs is due to low Vitamin D. In the winter months it’s hard to get enough sunshine for our bodies to naturally produce the vitamin D we need. So it makes sense to take a supplement. Vitamin D deficiency is very common in the United States and many people find supplementation helpful.
What does Vitamin D Do?
Vitamin D is a fat soluable vitamin that is an essential part of bone and teeth health, and immune function.
Some nights it’s harder than others to get a good night’s sleep. For some folks, maybe you, good sleep is pretty rare. If you’re not getting a restful 7-9 hours each night, your health could be negatively affected. Fatigue, poor concentration and poor reflexes are familiar side-effects of a lousy night’s sleep, but did you know that weak digestion and a tendency to get sick more often may also be due to your poor sleep? There are sleeping pills, both over-the-counter and prescription, but most of these don’t provide the nourishing and refreshing sleep that our bodies crave. Fortunately there is something you can do to feel better!