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5 Best Homeopathic Remedies for ADHD

Homeopathic medicines for ADHD  can be effective in treating it . Homeopathic medicines can help in controlling hyperactivity and improving concentration (results can vary). Factors that affect the treatment of ADHD with homeopathic medicines include the age at which the treatment is started, the intensity (mild, moderate or severe) of the symptoms and individual response of the child towards the medicines. Homeopathic treatment for ADHD thereby depends on a number of factors.

Five Top Reasons to use Homeopathic Medicines for ADHD

Traditionally, medical practitioners rely on stimulant drugs, oral anti-hypertensive medications, and antidepressants to cure ADHD. But many times, parents who have already tried the drugs on their children turn to alternative cures to avoid any side-effects and ensure a safer treatment. Homeopathic medicines for ADHD  offer several advantages over other drugs and systems of medicine.

Homeopathic Remedies for ADHD are Natural remedies

Being an ancient, 200-year-old medical art and science that was founded by German physician Samuel Hahnemann way back in the 1700s, the cures used in this line of treatment are derived from nature and thus devoid of toxins. Substances that occur naturally go into the making of homeopathic medicines.

Homeopathic cure for ADHD is Safe and Side Effect Free

Stimulant drugs like Ritalin may be effective for ADHD but their flip side is that they can trigger side-effects like sleeplessness, anxiety, loss of appetite, slow growth, tics, etc.In fact, most of the stimulant drugs should not be given to children under age six because of the risk of toxicity or inadequate dosage awareness due to inadequate testing for negative reactions. Twenty percent of ADHD kids have been seen not to show any response to the first stimulant drug tried, or even display a negative response to it.

Homeopathy as Holistic Medicine or An Alternative medicine for ADHD

Another advantage is that homeopathy aims to cure the whole child. It strives to improve the child’s overall attention and behavior, as also any other physical afflictions like allergies, asthma, headaches and stomach aches that the child may have.

Homeopathic Treatment for ADHD  as an Individualised Cure

Individualisation is the key in homeopathic treatment. Every child is treated as a unique individual instead of being clubbed or classified into a type. This is a crucial requirement in treating ADHD. For, how can an introverted and shy ADHD child, with predominantly inattentive symptoms like forgetting homework, losing toys and tools or inability to focus on any task, be given the same treatment as a child who is predominantly the hyperactivity type and given to temper tantrums and creating scenes socially?

Simple and Effective

A homeopath usually takes a lot of time in going into the eccentricities of an individual case. It is for this reason that homeopathy does not follow a blanket approach like prescribing the same medicine for every patient clubbed under an ADHD subtype. A single dose of the correct homeopathic medicine can have a lasting effect for months, or even a year.

Four factors in ADHD diagnosis

The crucial concern for parents of children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) symptoms is to get a correct diagnosis. The big challenge in such a situation is that a child should not be under-diagnosed or even over-diagnosed for the disorder. Since there is no single exclusive test for the diagnosis of ADHD, a multi-pronged approach is called for, that also entails the involvement of the parent, teachers and other caregivers. The symptoms of hyperactivity or poor attention may be mistaken for other disorders, which is why an in-depth assessment is of paramount importance. The key factors that go into the making of an accurate ADHD diagnosis are as follows:

The intensity of the symptoms:

While the primary symptoms of ADHD that drive a parent into seeking an ADHD diagnosis in their child are hyperactivity, impulsivity, and lack of attention, the severity of the symptoms is of crucial significance in assessing the disorder. Generally, for an accurate diagnosis, the child should exhibit a minimum of six out of 18 or more signs of inattention or hyperactivity.

To be diagnosed for the disorder, the child must not simply exhibit these symptoms but they should have a discernible negative impact on the child’s life i.e on his home life, school life and on his relationships with his peers. For instance, inattention should have caused a considerable fall in the child’s overall grades in school, the child must display serious difficulty in completing homework or classwork over prolonged periods, etc.

To ascertain this, an ADHD specialist needs to take the big picture into account by scrutinizing the child’s conduct in a vast spectrum of situations. Doctors who conduct only a superficial probe, by making only shallow inquiries about the child’s case history, are not likely arrive at an accurate diagnosis.

The onset of the signs

The mental health professionals take into consideration factors like how early the symptoms surfaced in a child’s formative years. One criterion is to examine if any of the symptoms appeared before the age of 7. This can be quite a challenge for the parents as well as the doctors since in kids below the age of four or five the diagnosis is made difficult by the highly variable nature of their behavior compared to children in an older age group.

Another challenge is that the symptoms of inattention in toddlers or preschoolers are not easily discernible since these kids face a few situations that call for constant or prolonged attention.

Duration of symptoms

One major criterion that specialists bear in mind while diagnosing ADHD is that the symptoms should have persisted for at least six months prior to the diagnosis. The symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and lack of attention must have been present for at least six months or more in more than one setting, like the home, school, playgroup etc.

The factors that a specialist will look at are whether these symptoms are long-term, are they of an excess degree, do they occur more often than they do in other children of that age, are they the result of an ad hoc adverse situation or they are born of a more permanent problem and so on.

Settings in which symptoms surface

For an ADHD diagnosis, it is significant that the symptoms should manifest themselves in more than one setting, like a classroom, play school, home, social occasions etc.The mental health specialist has to take into consideration factors like the child’s conduct in class, interaction with other schoolmates, reaction to figures of authority or discipline enforcement. If the symptoms surface only in one setting, an ADHD diagnosis is generally not given.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)?

ADHD is a brain-based disorder that affects millions of children. It is related to functioning and behavioral skills. A combination of symptoms like difficulty in concentrating, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior are often indicative of ADHD.
Diagnosing ADHD is a complex process because the classic behavioral symptoms of the same are often part of a child’s normal development. In many children (who are not severely affected or only partially fit the evaluation for ADHD) the symptoms may overlap with natural personality traits. Homeopathic treatment for ADHD has shown a certain amount of success rate, but the results vary from case to case.

What are the sub-types of ADHD?

There are three sub-types of ADHD – ‘predominantly hyperactive-impulsive,’ ‘predominantly inattentive,’ and a combination of these two.
Children with a ‘predominantly hyperactive-impulsive’ type of ADHD display symptoms of hyperactivity and feel the need to move constantly. They may also have difficulty controlling their impulses. They usually do not have much trouble paying attention.

Children with a ‘predominantly inattentive’ type of ADHD have difficulty paying attention and are easily distracted, but do not have much trouble with hyperactivity.

Children with a combination of the types of ADHD mentioned above tend to have a lot of problem with both hyperactivity and inattention.

What are the causes of ADHD?

As a parent, the foremost concern on finding your child with ADHD symptoms is to go on a guilt trip. “Where did I go wrong?”
But take heart. The genesis of ADHD in your child is hardly a comment on your parenting skills or child-rearing ability. Parenting may not be the real culprit in causing such disorders, as there are several factors that trigger ADHD, though it is difficult to pinpoint any one specific reason.
Apart from genetic factors, environmental and dietary causes could be responsible for the disorder. The primary triggers for ADHD can be broadly classified into the following categories:

It’s in the genes

Like several other behavioral disorders, the genes can also be blamed for the development of ADHD in the child.
If there is a family history of ADHD, say a grandparent, parent, sibling, uncle or aunt has been afflicted by the disorder, there is a four to five times greater chance for a child to contract it.
Another genetic factor that can be responsible for ADHD is a thinner brain tissue in the brain part linked to attention faculties. This cause can, however, disappear over the years if the brain tissues grow to have a normal thickness.
Research shows that the growth of brain tissues in children with ADHD is around three years behind that of non-ADHD kids, but they can outgrow this handicap over the years.

Diet does it

There are as many theories about the role of food in such behavioral disorders as there are kinds of symptoms. Some specialists hold food additives responsible for triggering ADHD, some blame it on the lack of omega-3 fatty acids, while others feel that this condition is caused by refined sugar.
While the link between ADHD and refined sugar has not been strongly substantiated, the role of omega 3 fatty acids has a more solid backing as these are considered important for the growth of the brain. That is the reason that fish oil supplements are sometimes prescribed to cure ADHD symptoms and boost brain power.

Environment explains it

Children whose mothers consume cigarettes, alcohol or consume various drugs during pregnancy have a higher susceptibility to developing ADHD. Nicotine contained in cigarettes is said to cause a deficiency of oxygen in the womb.
Even exposure to lead is considered to heighten the risk of acquiring the disorder. Environmental toxins like lead, usually contained in building paints, are believed to be a trigger. People who reside in old construction that has used old lead-based paint may thus be at a higher risk of contracting symptoms of ADHD.

Blame it on the brain

Certain malfunctions or malformations of the brain are believed to trigger symptoms of ADHD. For instance, an abnormality in the prefrontal cortex that plays a role in controlling executive functions can lead to this disorder. The executive functions enable a person to exercise self-restraint. If the executive functions of the brain are affected, it is likely to manifest itself in the symptoms of ADHD like hyperactivity, impulsiveness and inattention.
Studies have also indicated a connection between dopamine levels in the brain and the development of ADHD, with its incidence being found to be higher in people with smaller levels of dopamine.

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

The symptoms of ADHD are divided into two categories. The first one is related to inattention and the second one is related to hyperactivity.
The symptoms of ADHD also vary in terms of intensity, ranging from mild-to-moderate to severe. The symptoms shown by a child with inattention include difficulty in focusing attention, easy distraction, avoidance of tasks needing attention, frequently losing things like pencils and toys, misplacing their belongings, daydreaming, and a problem with following instructions.
The symptoms shown by a child with hyperactivity include difficulty with sitting still in school or while doing homework, running around, talking non-stop, interrupting others mid-conversation, constant movement, displaying impatience while waiting for a turn, tapping of hands or feet, and difficulty in doing tasks quietly and calmly.

What are the best homeopathic medicines to treat difficulty with ‘concentration issues’ in ADHD?

Homeopathic medicines that can help treat difficulties with concentration include Baryta Carb and Lycopodium Clavatum. A physician should be consulted before starting any homeopathic treatment for ADHD.

Which homeopathic medicines can help control impulsive behavior in my child who has ADHD?

Hyoscyamus Niger and Veratrum Album are the two homeopathic medicines that are recommended for controlling impulsive behavior in a child with ADHD. However, a physician should be consulted before starting any homeopathic treatment for ADHD.

My child has ADHD with marked hyperactivity; which homeopathic medicines can be used to treat this?

Hyperactivity in a child with ADHD can be treated with medicines like Tarentula Hispanica and Tuberculinum Bovinum. A physician should be consulted before starting any homeopathic treatment for ADHD.

What are the most suitable homeopathic medicines for treating anger outbursts in a child with ADHD?

Anger outbursts in a child with ADHD can be treated with homeopathic medicines Chamomilla and Tuberculinum Bovinum. A physician should be consulted before starting any homeopathic treatment for ADHD.

Details of Homeopathic Remedies for ADHD

Baryta Carb and Lycopodium Clavatum are the homeopathic medicines that are used for treating concentration difficulties in a child having ADHD.
Baryta Carb works wonders in treating concentration difficulties in children having ADHD. Children who need Baryta Carb cannot concentrate or pay attention to any work. Difficulty in concentrating during studies is also pronounced in such cases. The affected children cannot fix their attention while reading, thereby forgetting the lesson.

Lycopodium Clavatum is a homeopathic medicine considered in cases where children show difficulty with concentration during reading and conversation. They also tend to be confused and display traits of low self-confidence.

Hyoscyamus Niger and Veratrum Album are the homeopathic medicines that are used to control impulsive behavior in children with ADHD.

Hyoscyamus Niger is suitable in cases when there is impulsiveness with the desire to strike and bite in high degrees.

Veratrum Album is a homeopathic treatment for  ADHD used to control impulsive behavior along with a desire to cut and tear things and excessive shrieking.

Tarentula Hispanica and Tuberculinum Bovinum are the homeopathic medicines that can be effectively used to control hyperactivity in children with ADHD.

Tarentula Hispanica is used when a child is hyperactive with marked restlessness and impatience.

Tuberculinum Bovinum is indicated when a child displays hyperactivity along with an impulse to run away.Use of the medicine Tuberculinum Bovinum is suggested when there are fits of angry outbursts coupled with screaming, and a tendency to use abusive language. These may be further combined with destructive behavior and throwing things at others. Chamomilla and Tuberculinum Bovinum are the homeopathic medicines that are used to treat anger outbursts in children with ADHD. Symptoms of anger coupled with irritable and cross behavior indicate the need for the medicine Chamomilla. The child may also be spiteful and snappish.

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  1. Annie Burdett says:

    I really don’t know what to give my 10 year old son. He for sure has ADHD. He’s impulsive. Emotional and does not focus. Can’t complete assignments in school, constantly forgets things. So which homeopathic medicine would I give him?

  2. Kathy Zimmer says:

    Please explain to me how you work – how do you handle dosing, do you compound, etc. also, how much success have you had with moderate to severe ADHD.

  3. प्रमोद कुमार तिवारी says:

    मेरे बच्चे की उम्र इस समय 19 साल है यह जब तीन बर्ष का हुआ तब महसूस हुआ कि आम बच्चे की तुलना में इसका विकास कमजोर चल रहा है, बच्चे के डा०से लेकर न्यूरो के डा०तक अच्छे चिकित्सकों से दिखाता गया और मेरे बच्चे के भीतर की संवेदनाएं कम होती गईं विगत आठ बल्बों से साइक्रेटिक विभाग में उसे दिखा रहा हूं और मेरा बच्चा एकदम मानसिक एवं शारीरिक तौर पर सुस्त पड़ चुका है साइक्रेटिक विभाग वाले इसे ADHD की केस मानकर चिकित्सा करते रहे क्या होम्योपैथिक में इसका सफल इलाज संभव है । मोबाइल नं 9984465759

  4. Tammy Carlisle says:

    My 9yo adopted son has a history of trauma. He has been diagnosed with ADHD, combined type; Anxiety disorder, Major Depressive Disorder; Oppositional Defiance Disorder and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. Do you think homeopathy could help? We have tried so many different Rx and he recently told his Dr he doesn’t want any more meds. He has had so many side effects. What would you advise?

  5. My grand daughter 17yrs suffering with ADHD, predominatly inattentive, lack of concentration, epileptic. under homeo treatment by a local qualified homeopath. Much improvement in late talking, late walking in the childhood. wants treatment directly from Dr Vikas Sharma ONLY. we stay in visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. would like to know your treatment plan, possibility of cure, cost of treatment etc.
    K P Naidu Mobile;9493704900

  6. Anand Bansal says:

    Hello Doctor

    My son is just 2 yrs old and started to show few symptoms abnormal since last 4 to 5 months. Eg..
    Flapping Hands
    Teeth grinding
    Chew the cloths
    Chew the finger
    Not playing with siblings
    Always hyperness
    No oral words
    Less sleep in night

    Please suggest what to do.

  7. My daughter 4y & 6 month old is diagnosed autisn

  8. Amrita Jammalamadaka says:


    Can I please schedule a consult for my seven year old who has been diagnosed with ADHD? I would like to start homeopathy medicines for him.

    Thank you

  9. Colette Albright says:

    Hi. I am an adult female with ADHD, and has never been treated or diagnosed. I am 56 yo woman, can I get any help or is it too late? After reading this, I believe I have the combination one. I’m always interrupting people during a conversation with my thoughts all over the place! I do have functioning hydrocephalus. My Mom smoked while pregnant with me. Still smokes today & she’s 79. From my research, her smoking while pregnant is the reason for my birth defects. I’m still single, never married, nor did I ever have any children. Didn’t want to pass it on.

    Thank you for your time and reply. Make it a great day! 🙂

  10. Brian Cooper says:

    Have you treated a lot of adhd adults? Have you gotten good results?

  11. Hello dr
    My daughter is 13 years old and diagnosed with adhd inactive from mild to moderate. I would like to consult you about her symptoms, please let me know to speak to you

  12. Mehreen khan says:

    Dr vikas i have been trying to reach you for more than 8 months how can i contact you the number mentioned on your channel is not responding plz dr vikas mere bety ki age nikalti jarae hai he is autistic

  13. Ramesh Chander Sharma says:

    My grand son (one of twin) age 4 years. having symptoms of hyperactivity, not able to concentrate.

    Actually, twins girl and son. Girl is extraordinary smart and intelligent, but boy is not so.They are in Nursery class. Girl is always given importance in school and at home due to her intelligency. The boy feel her his competitor and misbehave with her in school as well as at home. I think this is the reason for his misbehaviour with her and with other family members and his friends in school. Request your valuable advice on subject.

  14. Hi, my son is six and a half years old and had been showing all symptoms of ADHD since the very early years. Now these symptom which includes anger outbreaks over smallest things, bad behavior, foul language when angry, cannot take criticisms, lack of patience, fidgiting specially while watching tv, interrupting behavior,trouble sleeping, has gotten worse. please advise me the treatment for this as this affecting our family as a whole.As a parent I stopped socializing due to his behavior.His sister suffers because of his impulsive and autherative behavior. He dosnt listen or understand anything when he decides something throws huge tantrum over the things he is being refused or refrained.
    Your help would be extremely appreciated!!


    A troubled mother

  15. Navneet kaur says:

    Hi I need help with my 17 year old son
    He can’t focus and do things like other kids of his age
    He has all the symptoms of ADD he is not hyperactive
    He is actually too calm and slow in areas, his brain doesn’t work at full capability, he forget things, is disorganized, gets distracted.
    Last couple years he have started to think he is dumb and now he started using drugs to help him feel better ❤️‍🩹
    I am worried mom looking for HOPE
    He never took him to a doctor to get him diagnosed becuse of negative side affects of meds

  16. Do you do face time appt.Are you familiar with toddler who might also have a slight spectrum of autism plus ADHD?

  17. chanu badwal says:

    Hello, My daughter who is 27 has ADHD. She can’t stay focus for long. She is also depressed. She has been suffering from ADHD when she was 16 yrs old. she tried other meds that did help but she did not want to be addicted so she stopped over 10 yrs ago.
    now she wants to start on homepathic meds.
    I am in USA. are you able to ship meds here.
    thank you

  18. Dr Jamshed Khan says:

    Hi this is senior specialist physician Dr Jamshed khan MD homiopath. Please contact me for treatment ADHD and CP child baby and all type of pediatrics contact me 9839715758 only Indian patients allowed

  19. Hello, I am contacting you regarding my son. He is 14 years old, and was diagnosed with ADHD in 2017. We have tried a couple of different medications( aderral, concerta) but they didn’t have any effect on him so I had to stop it.
    I have never tried any homeopathic medicine. His symptoms are mix . He is not hyperactive but his focus is not great and this is affecting his school grades. Has some aggression and anger issues as well. My question is that will these medications that you have mentioned on the website, have positive affect on him. Thank you

  20. Sindhuja Sharma says:

    Hello sir,
    This is sindhuja,mother of Vihaan srikrishna,who is 3.9 years old. Vihaan started going to school from June,2021. He was unusually active since his birth and we thought it is normal untill he started going to school. After a month of school his teachers said that he is not sitting in the class and not listening to what they are trying to teach. The school management asked us to give a break to the child and after therapeutic treatment he can come back to school. We started going to a child development center and sent him for behavioral and occupational therapies. His speech development was also very slow. After a month of therapies we took him to our inlaws place so that he will enjoy as he loves going out. He went to a local school there for a month and came back to Hyderabad in October 2021. After that we joined him in a play school. After two months of observation the management of the school said that he is not listening to the teacher and not sitting in the classroom and he’s hitting other children. We thought of trying homeo to him as the symptoms persist. Doctor in Hyderabad declared that this ADHD.

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