Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo biloba is the world’s oldest living species of tree. The herbal remedy is extracted and prepared from the fan-shaped leaves of the tree.

Ginkgo Biloba anti-inflammatory properties and high antioxidant containing high levels of flavonoids and terpenoids, antioxidants that provide protection against oxidative cell damage.

It is believed to improves cognitive function because it promotes good blood circulation in the brain and protects the brain and other parts from neuronal damage.

Effects:

Cognition, memory, circulation, mood, Dementia, eye problems, intermittent claudication (leg pain caused by narrowing arteries), tinnitus

Historical uses were for asthma, bronchitis, and kidney and bladder disorders.

Take Care: 

Interacts with anti-coagulant so avoid if taking them

Some types of antidepressants should not use this.

History:

gingko can be traced back almost 5,000 years in Chinese herbal medicine

Articles:

Ginkgo Biloba: Health Benefits, Uses, and Risks

24 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Ginkgo Biloba

Health benefits of Gingko biloba

The Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) Study

Ginkgo

Research:

Proof of efficacy of the ginkgo biloba special extract EGb 761 in outpatients suffering from mild to moderate primary degenerative dementia of the Alzheimer type or multi-infarct dementia.

Efficacy of Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761® in dementia with behavioural and psychological symptoms: A systematic review.

Treatment effects of Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761® on the spectrum of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

A placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized trial of an extract of Ginkgo biloba for dementia. North American EGb Study Group.

Summary of evidence-based guideline: Complementary and alternative medicine in multiple sclerosis

Chronic fatigue syndrome: oxidative stress and dietary modifications.

Effects of Ginkgo Biloba Extract on Free Radical Metabolism of Liver in Mice During Endurance Exercise

Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761 protects against mitochondrial ageing in the brain and in the liver.

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