Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are common conditions among children. If your child has any one of the two conditions, you might be worried how they are going to cope with their following life. The good news is that there are a number of effective treatments for this condition. Nevertheless, these medications usually come with undesirable side effects. For this reason, you might want to opt for natural alternatives—essential oils for ADHD.
When children inhaled the vetiver oil three times a day for 30 days, they demonstrated improved brain wave patterns, behavior, and performance in school. The study recorded an improvement for 80% percent of the children when using cedarwood oil similarly.
Cedarwood essential oil has a high concentration of sesquiterpenes, which improves oxygenation of brain cells.
A recent study published in the Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology also showed vetiver essential oil to have particular promise for ADHD. The study on human subjects revealed faster reaction times and stimulation of sympathetic nerve activity following inhalation.
Beyond vetiver and cedarwood, rosemary essential oil has also shown promise for increasing cognitive performance. When study participants completed tasks in a cubicle diffused with the aroma of rosemary essential oil, their performance improved in both speed and accuracy.
Other essential oils that may relieve various symptoms of ADHD include peppermint oil for improved alertness as well as:
- Ylang ylang, which is known for its relaxing properties
Frankincense, valued for inducing feelings of mental peace and calm
Bergamot, which may help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety
Eucalyptus, which may relieve mental exhaustion and stimulate blood flow to the brain
Lemon, valued for improving mood and preventing emotional outbursts
It is so nice to read that the traditional remedies can help to heal these new health problems.