ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder affects children, teenagers and even adults. According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 5 percent of American children have symptoms of ADHD. Symptoms of ADHD in children include hyperactivity, inability to control impulses and difficulty paying attention. ADHD is usually discovered in the early school years and boys are far more likely to have ADHD than girls. Adults who have ADHD commonly have problems with time management, organizational skills, setting and achieving goals and regular employment. Whether in children or adults ADHD is often associated with disrupting school, work and home life, self esteem issues, getting along with others and various kinds of addictive behavior.
Essential Oils For Relieving ADHD Symptoms
1. Melissa officinalis (lemon balm)
Steam distilled flowers and leaves. Best locations for growing and distilling Melissa oil are England, France and Bulgaria.
• Study with ADD showed significant benefits in cognition.
Research was conducted on patients with mild to moderate
2. Peppermint (mentha x piperita)
Steam distilled flowering tops. One of best locations for growing and distilling peppermint oil is the USA.
• Known to clear brain fog
• Helps improve ability to focus and sustain attention
Considered a basic necessity for your aromatherapy first aid kit peppermint
3. Lemon (citrus limonum)
Cold pressed peel. Best location for growing and distilling is warm Mediterranean climate and soil of Italy.
• Research effect of lemon to increase ability to focus
• Helps you stay in control of emotional outbursts
Genuinely reminiscent of the clean fresh scent of fresh fruit lemon peel the aroma is sharp, sweet, fruity, light, and fresh. The Mediterranean climate and Italian soil produces the finest lemon oil with a superior scent. Lemon
4. Rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis ct. verbenon)
Steam distilled herb and flowering tops. Best locations for growing and distilling rosemary verbenon are Corsica, Italy and France.
• Research shows boosts memory recall
A 2013 study had two control groups in separate rooms. In one room there was a diffuser emitting the scent of rosemary and one with no diffuser. Both groups had memory exercises to complete. Subjects in the room with the scent of rosemary oil were shown to perform better. Blend with frankincense, sweet basil, orange, atlas cedarwood to enhance this effect of boosting memory recall.
5. Atlas cedarwood (cedrus atlantica)
Steam distilled wood. Best location for growing and distilling Atlas Cedarwood is Morocco. In danger of potential extinction substitute Himalayan Cedarwood. Best locations growing and distilling in Nepal. A sweet, warm, rich, balsamic, woody aroma with fruity and honey undertones atlas cedarwood oil has a fortifying effect on the mind and emotions and bolsters one’s courage in times of great change and unsettled circumstances. In general all cedarwood oils are very grounding and stabilizing to the nervous system.
• One of most grounding stabilizing oils in aromatherapy
• Promotes self esteem and courage
6. Basil (ocimum basilicum ‘linalool’)
Steam distilled leaf. Best locations for growing and distilling are Egypt and Nepal.
• Mental clarity
• Helps you to focus
• Use to stay alert
• Great in a study blend
• Fortifying effect
• Stabilizes nervous system
Sweet Basil oil smells like the fresh picked herb. Rich in camphor
Psycho-emotionally Basil supports self-expression and feeling secure and has a stabilizing and fortifying effect on the nervous system.
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