The leaves of gingko biloba have been used medicinally for thousands of years. Chinese herbalists still swear by it. The extracts of ginkgo leaves are widely used for their medicinal properties. The seeds of ginkgo are used in traditional Chinese medicine. Gingko biloba is also known as kew tree, Japanese silver apricot, and Maidenhair tree.
Ginkgo biloba aids the body in the following ways:
Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Ginkgo has a positive effect on patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia as it prevents age-related memory loss.
Improves brain functions. Our brains are metabolically very active and need a lot of energy and a steady supply of oxygen and glucose. The brain becomes susceptible to poor blood supply if it doesn’t have adequate energy reserves. Gingko biloba helps improve brain performance because it improves blood circulation.
Improves muscle tone in the walls of blood vessels.
Ginkgo fights free radicals in the blood and is associated with various flavonoids, which have anti-oxidant and free radical scavenging properties. This helps protect against chromosomal damage and muscular degeneration.
Helps in cases of sexual dysfunction.
Conditions for the use of ginkgo biloba: Elements in ginko leaves may affect blood clotting. Ginkgo leaf extracts are not advisable for people with bleeding disorders. People with seizures and epilepsy should not take ginkgo. Do not take fresh ginkgo seeds as they contain large amounts of ginkotoxin, a chemical that causes potentially harmful side effects like breathing difficulty, seizures, unconsciousness, and even death. The safety of ginkgo for pregnant women and children is not yet known.
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