Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Gingko Biloba : A Healthy Herb

This herb was already around for like thousand of years, and was used for so many things but up to now there are still many things aren't clear about it's benefits, My grand mother has been taking up some of this herbs for quite some time now and she told me that she felt a lot better and felt alert in some way. Especially in remembering things.
So what are some of the health benefits that could help us in our daily life and this benefits has been supported and proven with scientific researches and studies:
Dementia: One of the most talked about and popular benefit of this herb was the relation of this herb with memory enhancement. People with early stage Alzheimer's disease and multi-infarct dementia may benefit from taking Ginkgo biloba. The scientific research shows that Ginkgo biloba may be as effective as some of the prescription medications for these conditions.
Claudication (pain in the legs from clogged arteries): Some people with a condition known as claudication have pain in their legs while resting or after exercise. Ginkgo biloba has been shown to help this type of pain. Ginkgo biloba, however, is not as effective as physical therapy for this condition.
Ginkgo Biloba for Cerebral Insufficiency
While the research isn't as solid as the conditions above, using Ginkgo biloba for a condition called cerebral insufficiency holds promise. Cerebral insufficiency is a syndrome more commonly diagnosed in Europe that involves poor concentration, confusion, forgetfulness, headaches, fatigue, depression and anxiety. Some researchers believe that this condition is caused by a decrease in the amount of blood available to the brain because of clogged blood vessels.
Now in some cases there were reports that some people who took this may have caused too much bleeding especially Anyone using anti-coagulant medication, they should avoid taking Ginkgo biloba. Now of course if you have some doubts or anything a visit with your doctor wouldn't hurt. So ask your doctor for more advice.


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