What is Ginkgo Biloba?
Ginkgo Biloba is considered one of the oldest living tree species. It is also one of the most scientifically researched herbs. In Europe and America, ginkgo supplements top the charts in terms of sales.
Ginkgo has a long been used in traditional medicine to treat improve memory and to treat blood disorders.These days it is best known as a way to sharpen the memory. Studies have shown that ginkgo improves blood circulation by dilating blood vessels and making blood less sticky. It is also an antioxidant. These reasons make ginkgo good for the improvement of vein and eye health. Some studies have shown that ginkgo may help treat dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease) and poor circulation in the legs. It may also protect memory in older adults.
Ginkgo leaves have two types of antioxidants (flavonoids and terpenoids). As we age there is a buildup of dangerous particles called free radicals. These particles contribute to heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. Antioxidants like those found in ginkgo stop the free radicals from damaging DNA and other cells.
Benefits of Ginkgo Biloba
- Improves blood flow to the brain
- Protect nerve cells that are damaged in Alzheimer’s disease
- Improvescognitive functions such as thinking, learning, and memory in patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia
- Improves the social behavior of dementia patients and makes it easier for them to do day to day activities
- Reduces the feelings of depression and sadness
- Helps ease anxiety symptoms
- Eases pain caused by reduced blood flow to the legs
- Useful in the treatment of allergic reactions and inflammation (asthma and bronchospasm) and also in circulatory diseases
- The flavonoids found in ginkgo may help improve the vision of Glaucoma patients
- Helps reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome
- Helps diabetics by reducing blood glucose levels
- Reduces the symptoms of Raynaud’s phenomenon
By : Natural Health News