Ginseng Helps Kids with ADHD - Better Nutrition Magazine - Supplements, Herbs, Holistic Nutrition, Natural Beauty Products

Ginseng Helps Kids with ADHD

Author:
Publish date:

A study of children with ADHD, between the ages of 6 and 15, found that Korean red ginseng can deliver significant improvement. In the study, published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, researchers tested 1 gram of the supplement, twice daily, against a placebo. After 8 weeks, standard tests that measure hyperactivity showed that kids who took ginseng had improved from an average score of 3.09 to 1.76, while those taking a placebo changed very little, from 3.81 to 3.03. An earlier study found that American ginseng, in combination with ginkgo, also improved ADHD among children between the ages of 3 and 17.

Ginseng

Related

Close to one out of two children now has a chronic disease—defined as a disease that lasts more than three months and isn’t considered curable by conventional doctors.

What’s Making Our Kids Sick?

Sick has become the new normal for children. But the authors of a new book say that it’s possible to change that trend and dramatically improve kids’ health.

7747

Kids Can Cook

Seven simple (and fun!) ways to get children involved in shopping for and preparing meals. You already know that it's important to teach kids about healthy eating habits.