Your ability to focus is one of your greatest powers.
Without focus you can feel aimless and your life without direction. Your sense of purpose is lost.
Whereas with focus you can achieve much and enjoy a fruitful life.
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.
6 Essential Oils for Relieving ADHD Symptoms
My top essential oil picks for relieving symptoms of ADHD.
#1 MELISSA (Melissa officianalis), steam distilled flowers and leaves. Best locations for growing and distilling Melissa oil are England, France and Bulgaria. Both Pure Oil or 10% Dilution are effective.
- Study with ADD showed significant benefits in cognition.
Research was conducted on patients with mild to moderate symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). The study showed those using Melissa essential oil experienced significant benefits in cognition after 16 weeks of treatment.
Also called lemon balm and “Balm of the Heart’s Delight,” the scent of Melissa is softly sweet and lemony with a clean, fresh, earthy coolness. Melissa oil may likely be the most adulterated oil in the perfume industry.
The aroma is characteristically fresh and clean, not at all murky, medicinal or citronella-like. As the yield of Melissa oil from steam distillations is very low the cost of pure Melissa is extremely high. It takes approximately three tons of plant material to yield 1/2 kilo of the pure essential oil.
CAUTIONS: Possible drug interaction diabetes medication, skin sensitivity. Avoid using with children under 2 years of age. Maximum dermal use level 0.9%.
Read my next blog in this series, ADHD Studies Essential OIls to Use.