Below is a study of and a link to the study for children dx with ADHD and the use of Vetiver oil in replace of psycho-tropic drugs.

Some of what Dr. Friedman had to say:

This study examined the effectiveness of essential oils in the treatment of ADHD diagnosed children from the ages of six to fourteen years.
Treatment outcome results reveal that the essential oil of Vetiver improves the brain activity and reduces the symptoms in ADHD diagnosed subjects. Similar results were found with the essential oil Cedarwood, although not statistically significant. This lack of significance could be the result of the relatively small number of subjects in this study. The Lavender group showed no apparent improvement after the treatment program.

In addition, I received several letters from parents of the ADHD children stating that their behavior at home had improved for the better. In several cases, they also stated that school educators informed them that their performance was observed to improve in the classroom. The report cards in some of the subjects had reflected this improvement as well. Since these results were not included in the design of the study, they will not be included here, but is only mentioned as an unexpected improvement in the treated ADHD diagnosed children.
In summary, based on this study, I would not hesitate to recommend the use of the essential oil Vetiver in the treatment of children diagnosed as having ADHD. I would even consider using the essential oil Cedarwood in situations where Vetiver was not available or other cases in which Vetiver was not appropriate.
Certainly, the essential oil Vetiver proved to be the treatment of choice between the three different oils used in this study

(link to the study)

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May. 15, 2008 at 1:28 PM Where do you get this veviter oil???

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Apr. 17, 2009 at 1:45 AM

I am a consultant with doTERRA essential oils and I can get 100% pure CPTG tested vetiver if people are interested.

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Aug. 5, 2009 at 8:27 PM

Young LIving Essential Oils has Therapeutic Grade A Vetiver  and Cedarwood Essential Oils. These are the ONLY EO's approved for internal use. If it doesn't say for internal use or dietary supplement on the bottle then it's got some kind of filler that's not healthy in it.  If it says for aromathearpy use only then it's got a filler. Fillers can be alcohol, proplyene glycol, etc. All of which are neuro toxins and not good for you at all! All EO's are not created equal - research your source to get the best/safest quality you can afford. I am a Young LIving Essential Oil user and distributor. I also teach toxin classes (toxins in our everyday lives) so I've done the research and know what I'm talking about. Please feel free to e-mail me for more info if you like.

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Aug. 5, 2009 at 8:34 PM

By the way - thank you for the article. I know these EO's work as I use the Young Living Essential Oils to help control my daughters Bi-Polar. She was in liver failure when I discovered the Young LIving Essential Oils. They brought her back  to normal in a non-toxic way and our household is now back to normal. Or as back to normal as normal can be with teeagers! LOL :)

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Feb. 29, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Where is the LINK to the study- doesn't seem to work and I see this "study" referenced a lot on other various Young Living blogs/etc., but no one has a link to the actualy STUDY itself...can you help?

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