Ginkgo derives from the fan shaped ginkgo leaf of the ginkgo tree. Ginkgo is
one of the oldest living tree species. Ginkgo trees are very resistant to
viruses, fungi, insects, pollution and radiation. The medicinal uses of
gingko date back about 5,000 years.
Here are some uses for Ginkgo
â€¢Anxiety and depression
â€¢Attention Deficit disorder
â€¢Cataracts, floaters, glaucoma and macular degeneration
â€¢Diabetes and diabetic retinopathy
â€¢Impotence and diminished sexual desire
â€¢Intermittent claudication, heart attack and stroke
Ginkgo is the worlds most widely used herb for memory loss and degenerative
diseases of the human brain and central nervous system. It stimulates the
circulation and inhibits excessive blood clotting.
Ginkgo increases the main compound in the body that increases energy at the
cellular level. This activity has been shown to boosts the brains metabolism
of glucose for energy and increase its electrical activity. Ginkgo flavonoids
act specifically to dilate even the smallest of micro capillaries, which has a
widespread effect on the bodyâ€™s organs, especially the brain.
Ginkgo has powerful antioxidant properties in the brain, the retina of the eye
and the cardiovascular system. This activity may help prevent free radical
damage and age related declines in brain function.
Mild headaches lasting a day or two and mild upset stomach have been reported
in a small percentage of people using ginkgo. Some people who take extremely
large amounts of ginkgo may experience some diarrhea, nausea, vomiting,
dizziness and or restlessness. If this occurs it is suggested to lower the
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Post time: Jul-07-2017