Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a behaviour developmental disorder affecting one in 10 children before the age of 7 years. The child affected by this disorder has signs and symptoms of nervous hyperactivity such as Inattention, day dreaming, failure to concentrate, trouble in organising little activities, restlessness, talk uninterruptedly and inability to stay still.
Cause of ADHD & Autism in Ayurveda:
According to ayurveda, ADHD and autism are labelled as a vata dosha imbalance. Vata is “wind energy”: that has properties of lightness, changeability , coolness and mobility. Vata governs the movement of our body and mind. Everyone has some vata in their prakriti (constitution), but children with ADHD has vata predominance or aggravation due to that these children tend to have sensitive nervous systems, so they’re more prone to anxiety, inattention, restlessness, and sleep problems.
Ayurvedic Treatment and lifestyle for ADHD & Autism :
Ayurvedic herbs enhance mental ability, increase learning ability, calms mind and helps in brain development. Some of the lifestyle changes to control aggravated vata having routine massage with vata pacifying oils, warm timely food intake, practicing pranayama and relaxation yoga postures on daily basis. Addition of Ghee( Clarified butter) in diet is very helpful and acts as wonderful vata pacifying food.
Herbs for ADHD or Autism:
Centella Asiatica (Indian Pennywort)
For more information about Vata balancing lifestyle and ayurvedic oil treatments contact us at
Ojus Heath, Melbourne, Victoria.