Ginkgo has been cultivated in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years, and it has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for almost as long. For nearly 2800 years, ginkgo has been used to treat a wide variety of ailments. Ginkgo is derived from the tree of the same name, and the tree is native to many parts of Asia.
The plant was first brought to the Europe in the 17th century, and it is now used throughout the world. Ginkgo biloba is one of the most heavily researched herbs in the entire world, and it is the subject of a great deal of ongoing research.
The ginkgo biloba tree has been around for a long time indeed, with estimates that it has been growing on the earth for between 150 and 200 million years. For thousands of years, ginkgo has been used to improve blood flow, increase sexual energy, improve longevity and increase overall well being.
Major benefits of Ginkgo
Ginkgo has a number of important health benefits, including the ability to maintain normal blood circulation, proper function of blood vessels, reducing tissue damage and maintaining proper levels of glucose and oxygen in the blood.
In addition, ginkgo contains a number of very valuable antioxidant vitamins, including the all-important flavonoids. These nutrients are a valuable way to combat the damage done by free radicals.
It is the effects on the blood that provide ginkgo with its most important benefits, however. Ginkgo is thought to have the ability to increase blood flow to the brain, and this may in turn be able to boost memory functions and aid in overall brain health.
Ginkgo also acts as a blood thinner, and it is thought to interfere with what is known as platelet activating factor (PAF). It is this PAF, which is thought to be part of the cause of asthma, hearing problems, heart disease and of skin conditions such as psoriasis.
In addition to its physical benefits, ginkgo is thought to have significant benefits on emotional health as well, and many people have found that ginkgo has the ability to reduce anxiety and tension. For many people, ginkgo seems to act to boost mood and restore energy.
Ginkgo preparations are found in a large number of forms, including pills, tablets, capsules and soft gels. Since ginkgo is one of the most widely manufactured herbal supplements on the market, it is important to buy only the highest quality preparations, made by the most reputable and established manufacturers.
It is also important that the manufacturing process completely remove the toxic element of the ginkgo leaf, also known as ginkgolic acid. Processed ginkgo preparations should contain no more than 5 parts per million (ppm) of ginkgolic acid, and the vast majority of commercial ginkgo on the market is well under this limit.
Originally posted 2019-10-27 13:23:26.