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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD Ayurvedic Treatment

Author : Gurnam Saini  

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD Natural Herbal Ayurveda Treatment Melbourne Australia

ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is primarily a psychiatric disorder that mainly affects children in the age group of 6 to 12 but also common in adults.


It generally takes more than six months for the symptoms to be clear enough to help people diagnose the problem.


In this medical disorder, the patients are known to exhibit abnormal behaviour as they may have attention lapse or even show hyper active performances. Often, they show poor performances in school and at times, their impulsive reaction can be too intense as well.


Causes of ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


Largely the causes of ADHD remain unknown; however, it is believed that the disease is mainly caused because of a blend of both environmental and genetic factors.


As per research, it has been found that either of the parents' genes is responsible for nearly 75% of all ADHD cases. There are various genes that affect dopamine transmission. Further, there are too many genes that are believed to be involved with the problem of ADHD. This is the reason; ADHD is believed to be caused because of genetic reasons.


As far as the environmental factors are concerned, they too can lead to ADHD. However, comparatively they play a lesser role. As per reports, excessive exposure to tobacco and even alcohol during pregnancy can lead to ADHD problems in children. Further, some children who are exposed to certain chemicals like lead or dialkyl phosphate are more likely to suffer from ADHD.


Symptoms of ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


There are a lot of different symptoms which can help you categorise if the person is suffering from ADHD and here are a few of them. The symptoms vary based upon whether the person is hyperactive or inattentive.


The following symptoms are shown when the patient is inattentive.


  • Finds it hard to stay attentive.
  • Finds it hard to focus upon the task.
  • Gets bored easily; even when doing something interesting.
  • Finds it hard to follow the instructions, even the simple ones.
  • Inability to process information and doesn’t hears properly even when someone is talking to them.


In cases of ADHD; when patients are hyper active, one can find the following symptoms.


  • Tendency to talk nonstop.
  • Tendency to keep moving.
  • Habit of squirming in the seats.
  • Inability to stay quiet for a long time.
  • Inner restlessness.


These are the common symptoms shown by ADHD patients; however, one should make it a point to get the patients checked thoroughly before coming to the decision that they are suffering from this trouble.


Ayurvedic Treatment for ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


As per as Ayurveda, ADHD is mainly a vata disorder. Vata is one of the three doshas that helps in controlling the different elements and their functioning. When the vata dosha is in excess, it leads to the problem of ADHD because it can lead to hypersensitivity, anxiety and fear as well.


Vata is mainly responsible for governing all the different movements, even breathing and nervous impulses as well. People can enjoy the sense of freedom and even the creative energy which people have is because of the vata balance.


All those who have a high vata find it very hard to be at peace and tend to be restless. They are also likely to get bored easily. Ayurveda believes that in order to treat ADHD, it is extremely important to balance the vata dosha as it will help in making people feel better and relaxed.


Natural Remedies for ADHD or  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


One can find a lot of different ayurvedic natural treatment, as there are various herbs and therapies as well. ADHD ayurvedic treatment can be found at Pure Herbal Ayurvedic Clinic in Melbourne, Australia. 


Ayurvedic Herbs to Treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD


There are a lot of different ayurvedic herbs, which can be used for treating ADHD. Here are a few of them that may be available from Pure Herbal Ayurved clinic in veggie capsule, after the proper consultation with ayurvedic doctors.


Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri):


It is the kind of herb that  has been considered extremely useful ayurvedic herb for treating a wide array of mental and nervous disorder. It is used extensively in treating ADHD because it may help to improve the intellectual and cognitive functions of our body. There are reports that using this herb may cut down the levels of tribulin which is an inhibitor whose levels increase when a person is anxious. Some researches suggest that it may also enhance the dopamine receptors after the synaptic activity which makes it a helpful herb for ADHD treatment.


Shankpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis):


It is another poplular ayurvedic herb for those who are suffering from ADHD. When taken along with brahmi, it may augment their efficacy and be useful in strengthening the nervous system. Further, it plays a key role in stabilising the mind and may ehnance the memory and presence of mind and help to stay focused. It is an herb that helps in pacifying all the doshas; however, its main action is over vata and pitta dosha. As ADHD is cased because of excessive vata dosha, shankpushpi helps in pacifying the same and aiding in cure of ADHD.


Vacha (Acorus calamus):


As per the ayurvedic texts, it is believed that this herb can turn out to be useful in different mental and nervous disorders. It helps in improving the concentration of the patient and also offers clarity of speech as well. It may be considered useful for ADHD patients as it helps in managing emotional troubles and offers the strength to patients to stay calm and composed even during unfavourable situations as well. Mainly, it helps in pacifying vata and thereby finds its use in treatment of ADHD.


Ashhwandha (Withania somnifera):


This ayurvedic herb finds its use in treatment of ADHD as well. It works as nervine tonic and can help to stimulate the growth of neurons and may work upon the different neurotransmitters that play a role in ADHD. With pacification of vata, it can help the patients in feeling a lot better.


Ayurvedic Therapies for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD




Shirodhara is an ayurvedic therapy which actually means head flow. In this therapy, a lot of different liquids are sprayed over the head of the patient who is made to lie face up in a healthy environment. These oils are so chosen that they are believed to bring peace and relaxation to the mind. This comes in handy for those who tend to be hyper active all the time.




Nasya is an ayurvedic therapy wherein a mixture of herbalised oils and different ayurvedic medicines are administered to the patient through the nose. As the liquid passes from the nose to the head, it helps in cleaning the different channels and brings about a lot of benefits. It improves oxygenation which aids in better working of the brain and can therefore aid in smoother response time. This is how it can help ADHD patients.


Ayurvedic massage:


Further, one can also carry out ayurvedic massage. As the massage is carried out using the finest ayurvedic herbs, it will help in feeling better. The excess of vata will be eliminated and hyperactive patients will feel much more relaxed and at peace. 


These are some of the different ways which are commonly used in ayurveda for the sake of treating those who are suffering for ADHD.


If you wish to enquire more information on ADHD Ayurvedic Natural Treatment in Melbourne, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.


Both Ayurvedic Practitioner Gurnam Saini and Pooja Saini have specialised in mental health in their nursing career and worked in both Public and Private hospital in Melbourne for number of years till 2019. Gurnam Saini holds a Post Gradute Diploma in Mental Health Nursing and Pooja Saini completed Master of Nursing in Mental Health. They have genuine passion to offer a better quality of life to people living with mental health conditions. They believe in active listening and therapeutic engagement of their clients.




Dr Gurnam Saini (Ayurvedic Doctor)


Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine from India

MD in Alternative Medicine from India 

Certificate in Ayurveda Panchkarma Detox form India

Certificate in Ayurveda Pulse & Tongue diagnosis India

Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing from Melbourne

Member of AAA (Australasian Association of Ayurveda) 

Organising Secretary of AYUSH MELBOURNE CONFERENCE, 2018




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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More