Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) aka - Maidenhair Tree
The Ginkgo Biloba tree is known as the oldest species of tree in the world today. It was the only tree that survived the Hiroshima atomic blast and still thrives today. In China it has been used in the treatment of problems typically associated with aging, such as poor blood circulation, mental confusion, memory loss, and many of the disruptions expected with the onset of senility. Ginkgo has been shown to increase mental alertness and memory significantly. It improves blood circulation to the central nervous system, aids in the treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The ability of Ginkgo to boost brain function has been documented extensively. The increase in the oxygen supply to brain cells is an important factor, as the brain is most sensitive to oxygen deprivation. Ginkgo improves electrical transmission in the nerves and supplies more oxygen and nutrients to brain cells. Hearing also benefits with this improved circulation. Use of this herb, improves blood flow to the nerves of the inner ear. It has also been found to help Tinnitus (ringing in the ear). Ginkgo also improves blood circulation in the eyes and related eye structures such as the retina to help prevent macular degeneration. Plus, this herb helps arteries in the legs and relieves pain due to circulatory problems. By improving blood flow, Ginkgo reduces the frequency of asthma attacks and even helps in preventing organ transplant rejection. Ginkgo has also been found to be effective in treating migraine headaches.
PLEASE NOTE: Consult your health-care practitioner before taking Gingko with blood thinners such as Coumadin.
Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Ginkgo may provide relief from:
• Alzheimer’s/Memory Loss
• Attention Span
• Blood Clots
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Macular Degeneration
• Raynaud's Disease
- Properties: Adaptogen, Alterative, Anti-oxidant, Anti-septic, Stimulant Primary nutrients: Bioflavonoids