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ADHD is one of the most common mental disorders in children and adolescents, popularly known as the “Zappelphilipp syndrome”. The Federal Ministry of Health in Germany speaks of 2 to 6 percent affected children and adolescents. Boys are affected more often than girls.

Conventional medicine relies on medicinal products containing methylphenidate for its treatment. In the meantime, prescriptions are made only by specialists for behavioural disorders; a comprehensive diagnosis is therefore a prerequisite. And a regular interruption of treatment was also defined as binding in an amendment to the Pharmaceutical Guidelines of 2010.

Anyone who relies on herbal healing powers will also use Greek mountain tea in cases of ADHD. The private research institute IBAM, in cooperation with the University Medical Center Freiburg, has carried out and published case studies. Here are two examples:

Example 1

“13-year-old female test person. At school and at home, mild to moderate disturbance of concentration, attention and perceptiveness. Highly developed impulse control disorder with verbally aggressive lapses and occasional physical assaults, oppositional behaviour towards the parents. Erratic-dramatic temperament, urge to speak, mental leaps.

Intervention phase with 1 litre mountain tea per day.

In the first week, the parents noticed a clear reduction of the perceived tension; she can listen better, interrupts less and can remain objective in disagreements without crisis-prone development and confrontation. The test person seems to be more socially compatible in school and the domestic environment.

From the fourth week onwards, the girl refuses the daily regular intake of the tea. She is open for another pharmaceutical form, as she herself noticed the improvement in the behavioural disorder, while her psychological strain is reduced due to the improved adaptability.”

Example 2

“35-year-old male test person. Moderate impairment of attention, concentration and perceptiveness, high distractibility in shared attention, strong agitation and inner unrest with constant up and down movement of the limbs and lack of ability to sit still. Highly developed emotional instability with severe reactive mood changes, highly developed associative relaxation of the formal line of thought with mental leaps and occasional incoherence, constant interruptions and blurting out during conversation, in the descriptions verbose and awkward.

Intervention with mountain tea, (2 litres per day), consumption distributed throughout the day.

Already in the first week of use, according to the social environment and the researchers, the test person showed significant improvements in concentration, attention and perception. He can now follow and listen attentively during a conversation. Also, he describes facts in a concise and structured way, lets the other person finish speaking and keeps the thread of the conversation. From a psychomotor point of view, significant relaxation with improved impulse control and stress tolerance, stabilisation and improvement of psychological balance.

Continuing effect over a period of several months with daily consumption of the above mentioned quantity of mountain tea”. (Source:

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