Medicinal plants are a very viable alternative to treating adolescents with ADD and ADHD. WASHINGTON – As a California pediatrician and 49-year-old mother of two teenage daughters, Claudia Jensen said she regularly writes prescriptions recommending the use of medicinal plants for patients -particularly those suffering pain and nausea from chronic illnesses, such as AIDS, cancer, glaucoma and arthritis.
She has also worked with one family of a 15-year-old – whose family had tried every drug available to help their son, who by age 13 had become a problem student diagnosed as suffering from ADHD. Under Jensen’s supervision, he began treatment, settling it on in food and candy form, and he has since found equilibrium and regularly attends school.
Rheumatology reported in a January 2006 article “Preliminary Assessment of The Efficacy, Tolerability and Safety of medicinal plants in The Treatment of Pain Caused By Rheumatoid Arthritis,” (Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 50-52) by D.R. Blake .“In comparison with placebo, the medicines based on medicinal plants produced statistically significant improvements in pain on movement, pain at rest, quality of sleep.In the first ever controlled trial of medicines based on medicinal plants, a significant analgesic effect was observed and disease activity was significantly suppressed following Sativex treatment.”
The Journal of Neuroimmunology states in their September 2005 article “medicinal plants and the Immune System: Potential For The Treatment of Inflammatory Diseases” .