ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is today considered the most widespread mental disorder in children, and it is present in adults as well. It is characterized by the inability to maintain focused attention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.


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ADHD is mostly present in kids who perform poorly in school, have problems with establishing connections and low self-esteem. This condition improves with age, but a number of people never outgrow it completely.

Although there is no cure for ADHD, the symptoms can be successfully reduce using different strategies. Early diagnosis of this condition can be crucial.

Symptoms Of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD is more common in boys than in girls, and their behavior may be dissimilar.

Signs and symptoms of ADHD may include:

  • Disturbance of attention
  • Daydreaming
  • Difficulties in listening to instructions
  • Not listening and following conversations
  • Frequent problems with organizing tasks and activities
  • Often forgetting important things and losing items like books or toys
  • Problems in school performance and other obligations
  • Easily distracted
  • Constant need for movement
  • Often interrupts or interferes with other people’s discussions or games
  • Inpatient
Essential Oils As A Alternative Treatment For ADHD

A study done by Dr. Terry S. Friedmann revealed that vetiver essential oil was helpful for children who suffered from ADHD. When the children inhaled this essential oil their alertness and behavior improved.

The essential oil of the vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides) is known for its calming effect on the central nervous system, which is also confirmed by the chemical composition made of sesquiterpenic as vetted, sesquiterpenic ketones such as vetivone and sesquiterpenic alcohols such as vetiverol and tricycetinol. Vetiver is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties and acting as an immunomodulator. It also nourishes and regenerates the skin, especially connective tissue, and is also useful in vasculitis.

Cedarwood oil has the same effect as the vetiver essential oil. The smell of cedar wood normalizes the functioning of the nervous system and helps to supply the brain with oxygen.

When inhaled, these oils enter through the lung and nasal membrane and therefore provide the necessary relief.  You can mix them with lavender, rosemary, ylang-ylang essential oils that also have a beneficial effect on the nerves and brain.

Reference: Children Who Inhaled This Essential Oil for 30 Days Significantly Improved Their ADHD
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children