Energy Please! Essential Oils And Herbs For ADD/ ADHD: Wake Up Call and Concentration!

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I have been promising since Halloween to write an article about Essentials Oils for Sleep Disorders…and nothing have I written yet about it.

But lately, I feel much more the contrary and  in need of  some Energy, something to wake me up!
Be it because I haven’t slept well the last nights, cuz my cat kept terrorising me for getting more food?
He has been stomach sick for one day only, but is still on some kind of diet with food. That causes him to think he is still starving and dying from hunger and screaming the whole night and scratching on everything he can find!
I finally  gave up today and gave him some cat crackers…

Or is it because of spring time fatigue?
Still beginning of February, but who knows?… Btw… I love it, that the days get longer now again! 🙂

So here is my suggestions, when You feel tired (for whatever reasons) and in the need of some Energetic Superpower!

… For all You quick and short readers: I summarized the qualities of the essential oils in a short list at the end of the article. ;-)

My first suggestion: Get some relaxing sleep!
Ok, that is kind of an easy suggestion and obvious.
And sometimes not possible. ( For me, most times not possible, too much to-do!)

Get some physical exercise. Go for a walk outside in the parc, woods, lake,… or do some Aerobic in your house or silly dancing, jumping around, whatever you feel like.
Physical exercise can increase the dopamin level and happy making endorphin level.

Make sure you are not ill and need to be treated by a physician. Well yes, that is a serious suggestion. Different illnesses , hormone imbalances ( e.g. hypothyreosis) or disorders can lead to tiredness. Most often You can use essential oils safely, together with a medical treatment.

So, you have slept enough, are physical ok. and not always but just now tired and want an

Essential Oil Energetic Boost:

If You are all over the place, can’t sleep and are extremely hyperactive, these oils may not be the best for You, but more some calming oils.
Especially Lemongrass and Rosemary can have a very energizing effect.

Lemongrass

Cymbopogon citratus
Lemongrass oil is a  scent with a high energetic level. Like a high tone in music.
Vibrant, stimulant, fresh, of a light green colour.
It is a strong essence that gives a lot of power when tired and exhausted.
So strong that it is a bit like a “shocking” wake up, like a cold shower.
Lemongrass also helps with Concentration and Focusing, esp. with paper work.

Except from the essential oil, You can use fresh or dried Lemongrass as a Herbal Tea. Also a must-have for Thai  and Vietnamese Curries!Yummie! 🙂
Lemongrass has a cooling effect and is used in some countries against fever (e.g.India, in Jamaica it is called Fever Grass).

Lemon

Citrus Limon
Lemon oil is fresh, vitalizing, and has a cheerful, uplifting energy.
Good for Concentration and Focusing on paper work, studies, writing, but also for long car rides.
A study in Japan showed, that the Essence of Lemon in a room, can reduce typos up to 54%!
I should use that more when blogging! So I dont have to recheck all time…

Lemon oil is helpful when you feel tired, but also emotional down.
It gives clarity and a more rational view  in conflicts and difficult emotional situations.
Lemon oil is also a natural antiseptic and desinfection oil.

Peppermint

Mentha x piperita

Ladybug needs some fresh breath? Mint leaves
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Peppermint gives a fresh energetic kick! whenever we feel tired, stuck, burned out or emotional down.
Freshness not only for the breath but also for the mind!

Peppermint is a  cold essence, mixed with a vegetable oil, it can be applied on the head-front and temporal ( avoid eye contact!), when having headaches and migraines– from too much thinking or things going on, for example.
Also helpful when feeling nauseous or stomach sick.
Shouldn’t be used in bath salts or other bath oils= too long exposure, too much cooling off the body! Even in warm water.

Green Mint / Spearmint

Mentha spicata and Mentha spicata var. crispa “Nane”
Also interesting, when you prefer another mint scent that is not so strong and so cold as Peppermint.
Spearmint has a similar effect as Peppermint, but a bit lighter.
One of my favorite essential oils and also Herb for Tea and for food. Continue reading

Little Cypress Tree – So Focused!

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Yesterday on the market I bought a cute little Cypress tree. 🙂

It was standing there between flowers and vegetables and it was talking to me: “Hey you, will you take me home with you, please?”
What a beautiful tree and such a nice question. How could I say no? 😉

Btw., I am not crazy, just a little bit, and yes sometimes plants kinda talk to me. They catch my attention and then somehow persuade me to take them home with me . And I feel sorry for the plants too, seing them in little pots in the super markets and then beeing thrown away when nobody buys them. So yes, my house and balcony is full of plants!

Anyway I was just coming from a meeting with a parents school, where I will offer some workshops about Essential Oils, Bach Flowers and Herbal Medicine next year.

And I thought, what a great way to talk about the Essential Oil of Cypress and show the plant.

When you see a Cypress tree you will understand its uplifting, straight forward, focused energy!
And even the little one I got, already shows this energy.
Take a look, what do you think? 🙂

Little Cypress tree
(c) theFemmeADDon

Actually I dont know what kind of Cypress tree this is. I tried to do some research today, but couldnt find it out. It is probably a Lawson’s Cypress mini-tree.

The Essential oil made from the  Cypress tree, I have been talking about in previous posts, comes from  the mediterranean Cypressus sempervirens.
But still, can you catch this energy? Of focus and clarity? Look how even this small tree here is all in shape naturally, growing straight to the sky, all leaves in place and not messed up and all around the place?! 🙂

I wanted to share this with you, after talking so much about the essential oil.
I ll keep the little tree next to my desk or on the balcony and pay it a visit and let myself get inspired, whenever I need focus and clarity! Probably I will be stuck next to this plant, cuz focus and clarity aint the most given gifts I have! LOL 🙂

another reason for moving to WP from tumblr

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So here s the other reason I moved to WP, cuz here I can put up pages and categorize them.

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I just had the idea recently to put information on the Web about alternative help for ADDers/ ADHDers. I wanna post some information about natural treatment/ self-helf with herbs, essential oils and Bach Flower remedies,etc.  for all those who seek alternative treatment/ support without synthetic medication or wanna take some natural remedies with their meds.

Well anyway it is

my profession, I do work as self-employed naturopath with medical plants and Japanese Acupuncture, but apart from that I am really excited to share my knowledge with other ADD folks out there. 🙂

I am planning to post articles about specific herbs that can help you to focus, help you to sleep, calms you down or gives you more energy, and so on….

So there s a lot to do! Still have to find the right theme, where the letters are not that small! And putting everything in here, so yeah! another big exciting project…not that I have completed the other “hundreds” projects I am on, but hey lets keep life exciting!!! and busy! 😉