I have used herbs for years as a more natural alternative to medications.

Don’t get me wrong – some medications have their place and I take my share of those as well. But if I can get good results by using an herbal preparation, I’m going to try that first.

I grow and dry some of my herbs such as lemon balm, chamomile, and sage. Since I am a challenged gardener at best, I end up purchasing most of my herbs. (Except for lemon balm – it’s a member of the mint family and a prolific spreader, so do yourself a favor and plant it in a container.)

I have been purchasing my herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs for over 10 years and have always been completely satisfied.


Purveyors of fine herbal products
Here are some of my most used herbs, classified by symptom. Note that I have included symptoms not related to ADHD. We are all so much more than just that, don’t you think?

Allergy symptoms

  • Mullein leaf – brew and drink as a tea. It has a “green” taste and is very good at gently drying runny noses.
  • Seasons of Discontent tea – a blended tea meant to help with allergy symptoms.


  • Chamomile tea – buy the leaves and brew your own, or just get the tea. Good for sleep as well as calming.
  • Lemon balm – brew and drink as a tea. Great taste, good for calming or sleep.



Lack of focus

Sleep aids