ADD /ADHD is well known nowadays, as it has become more prevalent. If you or a loved one has such a condition, you may choose a conventional approach. Or you may simply choose a more natural approach.
There are quite a few options available conventionally and otherwise…and you may find it hard to decide. So in this article, we will discuss ADD / ADHD and getting help from nature and what you can do.
If you are looking to nature for an answer, then keep reading to find out more.
What is ADD Or ADHD?
For those who may not know, ADD stands for attention deficit disorder and ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
If you often find yourself lacking focus or unable to stay still long enough to get things done then there is something amiss and it is best to deal with it. whether through a psychological approach or through a physical approach.
But often times, both Psychological & physical issues are to be addressed.
Why Take a Natural Approach to Dealing with ADD/ADHD?
One of the best approach to dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder naturally is through the use of herbs. According to the Bible, our creator tells us that the herbs are for healing and for “meat”. So, for whatever ails you, you must first look to nature for the answer. And the response you get, may very well be the greatest response you could ever hope for….
You may get results that are longer lasting than any synthetic medicine and more healing to your body, without as many negative side effects, if any….
Conventional medicine can prove to have negative side effects to overall health of the body, so why go through ill effects if there are more health friendly options?
Herbs not only heal, but are a means of preventative care for maintaining our bodies in a healthy, natural state.
To avoid or ignore the crucial roles herbs play in up keeping our bodies for the sake of maintaining or obtaining good health is to commit a grievous offense to one’s own self.
Approaching ADD / ADHD Systemically
First, deal with any of the emotions that may be igniting or triggering the divided attention/ disruption in the thinking processes.
Next, keep a journal of what occurrences or environmental stimuli may be occurring that bring about episodes of ADD/ADHD. Be sure to note if such occurrences are stress related or due to too much excitement, i.e. is it brought on by stress or being overexcited?
Does it seem to be brought on by certain foods, drinking unfiltered water or even bottle water?
Is it linked to emotional occurrences, etc.?
Emotional issues or past occurrences in life may trigger scattered thoughts and over activity in trying to grapple with the rampant thoughts and or surge of emotions and ideas.
Handling ADD / ADHD in Children
For children, this can make an already super active time that normally occurs during childhood, even more active. Unfortunately, most kids who display hyperactivity are written off as being bad or just plain troublesome. Which is often times not the case.
Instead of dismissing or writing off a kid as troublemaker, try changing their diet. Which leads me to the third step you can take in dealing with hyperactivity, that being the use of herbs.
One in particular that I have seen to have a calming, as well as, relaxing effect on both kids and adults alike is Lemon Balm.
Lemon Balm is a great herb to help reduce the effects of hyperactivity.
Background Information on Lemon Balm
It is a herbaceous plant belonging to the mint family and it is a perennial, so it can grow up through autumn and then die back or overwinter during cold winter season. No worries though because it will return in the Spring.
Lemon Balm is a vigorous grower so you may want to consider growing it in pots if you are looking into adding it to your garden.
It has a very pleasant, soothing, and delicious lemony taste. Its effects includes creating or giving a sense of calm, thereby, aiding in relaxation and a better ability to focus.
It is a great addition to any tea lovers collection of teas and on the plus side, it is loaded with plenty of health benefits, making it a great medicinal herb tea.