Ginkgo Biloba superb Brain Care Remedy
Chinese Name: Yin Xing Ye
Use in TCM: Lung Qi
TCM Use: Eases coughing and improves blood circulation
TCM Meridian Organ use: lung
Ginkgo biloba extract dietary supplement:
The TCM Ginkgo biloba tablets are used to help relieve many ailments: symptoms of anxiety, dementia, vision problems, or premenstrual syndrome. Ginkgo biloba dietary supplements contain glucoflavanoids and terpeno lactones, which give it its therapeutic power. To avoid the possible headaches that the plant can cause, it is advisable to start with a dose of 60 mg per day, before increasing it if all goes well. The treatment lasts at least 2-3 months and the effects take time to appear. The consumption of Ginkgo biloba is contraindicated for pregnant women or hemophiliacs. In all cases, consult your TCM doctor before starting a cure.
The ginkgo biloba use and benefit cures
Ginkgo biloba extract can reduce anxiety symptoms in adults suffering from generalized anxiety disorder after four weeks
Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (early stages)
In the early 2000s, syntheses and meta-analyses reported on the effectiveness of ginkgo biloba in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and alleviating its symptoms. Moreover, the ginkgo extract is registered in the classification ATC (Anatomical Therapeutical Chemical) of the World Health Organization, among the drugs against dementias, beside memantine and cholinesterase inhibitors.
Among the complementary approaches used to treat intermittent claudication, standardized ginkgo extracts are the only well-documented alternative treatment. Standardized extracts would allow patients with this condition to walk a little longer before experiencing leg pain.
Prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Ginkgo contains antioxidant substances that are also believed to increase the diameter of blood vessels (vasodilators) and inhibit platelet aggregation (antiplatelet agents). These properties may be useful in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Two clinical studies report a reduction in premenstrual syndrome’s physical and psychological symptoms by taking 160 mg of Ginkgo Biloba extract per day.
Clinical studies indicate that Ginkgo biloba (120-360 mg/day) taken may reduce negative symptoms compared with an antipsychotic alone
Late onset dyskinesia.
Ginkgo biloba extract (240 mg/day for 12 weeks) may reduce the severity of tardive dyskinesia in schizophrenic patients treated with antipsychotic drugs compared to placebo
Ginkgo biloba extract (160 mg/day) appears to reduce dizziness and lightheadedness in people with vestibular disorders.
Efficacy Memory and Cognition
Studies show an improvement in memory and cognition in older people.
Several studies have shown that a combination of Ginkgo Biloba with Panax ginseng or codonopsis (also called dang shen) can improve memory in healthy individuals, an effect superior to that observed with extracts alone.
History of ginkgo biloba
Nearly extinct on the surface of the Earth during the great ice ages, the species survived in Asia and was reintroduced in Western Society from 1730. In 1946, the first greens to appear in Hiroshima came from the regrowth of a ginkgo biloba carbonized during the atomic bombing of the previous year. The extreme resistance of this tree to environmental stresses is undoubtedly one of the main characteristics of this species, the only survivor of the very old botanical family of ginkgoaceae.
Traditionally, the Chinese used the stone of the ginkgo fruit (Yin Kuo, which means “silver apricot”) both as food and as a medicine, notably to treat asthma and certain respiratory disorders (bronchitis). These medicinal uses are mentioned in the treaty Chen Noung Pen T’sao, which dates back to 2,600 BC. The women, who were responsible for picking the fruit, put on gloves to pick the fruit that fell to the ground in the fall, because the flesh of the fruit, which was toxic and foul-smelling, could cause skin allergies.
It wasn’t until the 1950s that German researchers began research into the medicinal potential of an extract from the leaves rather than the pits. In Europe, standardized ginkgo extract is generally considered to be at least as effective as conventional drugs in delaying the progression of Alzheimer’s disease as well as in alleviating other disorders related to declining cognitive function.
In China, the Gingko extract is one of the most widely prescribed as a traditional Chinese medicine drugs. In particular, it is used to treat cerebral circulatory insufficiency, a condition that includes the following symptoms: memory and concentration problems, confusion, depression, anxiety, dizziness, tinnitus, and headaches.
The gingko tree is now cultivated around the world to meet the needs of the industry for medicinal extracts of this plant. There are large commercial ginkgo plantations in Japan, Korea and China.
Content: 100 Capsules
Ingredients: 250 milligrams of Gingko Biloba Extract
Daily maximum dosage: Take one to two capsules three times daily
Storage: Avoid heat, moisture, and sunlight.