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| Herbal Formula for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? |
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Jackie
Posted on: June 25, 2005
I have a 6 year old son who is going to 1st. grade this year. When he was 3 years old I took him to a neurologist in my country, Guatemala. He told me that he was ADHD. I started giving him something called PACIFLORA. It is composed of passion flower, valerian and other plants. Together, these herbs worked. They don’t sell it here. Can you recommend a blend for me to give him to calm him down?
Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata) and valerian (Valeriana officinalis) are good herbs to use for ADHD. Both calm the central nervous system. Other calming herbs used for children include lemon balm, skullcap and St. John’s worts. These herbs, in tincture form, can be mixed in equal portions, and a child age 6 to 12 given half a teaspoon of the mixture twice daily.
The diet, food allergies and food sensitivities are important factors in ADHD. Please see other answers to questions about ADHD on our website at www.richters.com. Choose "Q&A" from the main menu, then enter the word "attention" for the search. Search for "hyperactivity" for an item specific to hyperactivity.
Note that valerian does not work for all individuals. It can be omitted from the formula if the child is not calmed by this mixture.