If your child has ADD/ADHD Bach flower remedies can help. This post is for parents who believe there is a natural and better alternative to drugs. With the news of rehab for Ritalin you may want to think twice before giving this drug to your childª.
The symptoms of ADD/ADHD can safely be addressed with Bach flower remedies. To address the common issues of ADD/ADHD there are two formulas. The first blend addresses inattentiveness and the second blend addresses hyperactivity. These formulas are also good for adults.
Symptoms of ADD/ADHD in children
These symptoms can be broken down into two categories Inattentive and Hyperactive. Now lets explore these two categories at a deeper level.
- Do not pay attention to details
- Make careless mistakes
- Have trouble staying focused; is easily distracted
- Appear not to listen when spoken to
- Have difficulty remembering things and following instructions
- Have trouble staying organized, planning ahead, and finishing projects
- Gets bored with a task before it’s completed
- Frequently loses or misplaces homework, books, toys, or other items
Bach Flower Remedies for inattentive children:
Chestnut Bud: This is powerful remedy is useful for learning especially when the child makes the same mistakes but fails to learn from them. Chestnut bud is good for all types of learning disabilities. This premier Bach remedy for learning is also good for concentration and attention.
Clematis: This essence is for the dreamer; the child whose head always seems to be in the clouds. Clematis can help your child be present, focused and attentive to the task at hand. This remedy is good for children who drift off, whether from lack of interest or mental laziness.
Gentian: This essence helps to bring confidence to children after a setback; gentian enhances perseverance, confidence and faith. School has become a competitive environment and the drive for perfection a near pathology. Thank goodness for the support of gentian. The fact of life is there are setbacks but they don’t need to stop you in your tracks.
Gorse:This is a powerful remedy for treating pessimism and a sense of hopelessness. Children suffering in this state see no point in trying because they lack faith in a positive outcome. This remedy builds optimism by supporting a sunnier outlook on life.
Hornbeam: This essence is useful for the ‘Monday Morning’ feeling that kids may experience as they dread going to school. It is helpful for staving off procrastination, it helps one to organize better and gather inspiration. Good for those who tire out due to sitting too much.
Larch: This essence helps with confidence; good for students who are shy, timid or don’t feel confident enough to embrace their school work. Larch is very useful when beginning to study a new topic or learning a new language or instrument; it helps one to make an effort and ’stay the course’.
Water Violet: This essence is for the child who withdraws from others, feels isolated and not part of the group. Those needing this remedy seem anti-social and emotionally cold. This remedy helps one feel comfortable within groups and around others.
Wild Oat: This remedy is good for children who feel lost, confused because things do not seem clear cut for you as they do for others. This essence will help a child feel their uniqueness and apply their talents.
Wild Rose: This essence helps the student to overcome apathy and take a renewed enthusiastic approach to school work. This essence is extremely helpful for those in the learning environment. Wild rose has tremendous potential to activate the will and encourage tenacity. The benefits of these qualities can go a long way to enhancing performance and renewing interest in school and learning.
- Constantly fidgets and squirms
- Often leaves his or her seat in situations where sitting quietly is expected
- Moves around constantly, often runs or climbs inappropriately
- Talks excessively
- Has difficulty playing quietly or relaxing
- Is always “on the go,” as if driven by a motor
- May have a quick temper or a “short fuse”*
Bach Flower Remedies for Hyperactive children:
Cerato: This essence helps the child feel a greater connection with their own wisdom. It helps to build intuition and fosters interest and encourages eagerness with regards to learning.
Chestnut bud: This is powerful remedy is useful for learning especially when the child makes the same mistakes but fails to learn from them. Chestnut bud is good for all types of learning disabilities. This premier Bach remedy for learning is also good for concentration and attention.
Heather: This remedy will help those who talk excessively when not appropriate. It is for children who misbehave in this way and use acting out as a way to get attention. It helps the child feel quite within themselves and learn emotional self reliance.
Impatiens: This remedy if for the quick acting child who makes rash choices. For the child who has difficulty relaxing and exhibits impatience and can’t sit still.
Scleranthus: This is the flower essence for balance, it encourages a balance between rest and activity. For the hyperactive child this with a quick fuse, for those who are fidgety and exhibit erratic behavior. This essence helps with concentration and focus.
Vervain: This remedy is for the hyperactive child who’s energy seems boundless. Vervain helps to balance a child’s energy so they know when to be active and when to rest.
Vine: This Bach remedy is for children who has difficulty obeying and following rules.
Wild Oat: This remedy is good for children who feel lost, confused because things do not seem clear cut for them as they do for others. This essence will help a child feel their uniqueness and apply their talents.
White Chestnut: This essence is for calming an overactive mind and excessive mental chatter. Those needing this remedy are stuck in their heads along with repetitive thoughts that just race incessantly. Useful to bring calm to the over active mind of a child.
How to Use:
The formulas should be administered 3-4 times a day. You can do this by adding 4 drops to a water or juice. You will begin to notice a shift in behavior within 1-2 weeks or possibly sooner. These remedies are entirely safe, there are NO contraindications or side effects. And if you’ve selected the wrong essence there will be NO side effects or adverse reactions.
*These descriptions taken from a post on helpguide.org.Categories: Bach Flower Remedies, Flower Essence Blog
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