Ginkgo Biloba Capsules in one of the most sold herbal supplements and is rightfully so.
Medical Health Benefits & Uses Of Ginkgo BilobaGinkgo Biloba health benefits are enduring and Ginkgo uses are famous all over the world. Ginkgo Biloba uses are countless; though a few have come into the limelight. Chinese have been practically the fan of this tree, from last 2 decades even the Europeans are.
There are many health benefits that are the resultant of Ginkgo Biloba usage. You might also be interested in knowing some of the health benefits, right? Here they are:
Claudication (painful legs from clogged arteries)
Numerous studies suggest that Ginkgo Biloba taken by mouth causes small improvements in claudication symptoms. Most studies have used 120 milligrams of ginkgo per day, divided into two to three doses, for up to six months. But exercise and routine walk is still the best option so far so keep on doing it with an addition to Ginkgo Biloba.
Dementia, Alzheimer's, Cerebral insufficiency and Age-associated memory impairment (AAMI)
The uptake of Ginkgo Biloba (120 to 240 milligrams daily) benefits people with early stage Alzheimer's disease and multi-infarct dementia.
Cerebral insufficiency includes poor concentration, confusion, absent-mindedness, decreased physical performance, fatigue, headache, dizziness, depression, and anxiety.
It is believed that cerebral insufficiency is caused by decreased blood flow to the brain due to clogged blood vessels. So something like Ginkgo Biloba which increases the blood flow can be the best drug for cerebral insufficiency. This is one of the many uses of Ginkgo Biloba for the brain
AAMI is a non specific syndrome and can be a resultant of Alzheimer's. Though no strong evidences of AAMI treatment but it falls under the same circulatory problems; therefore there are strong chances to treat it as well.
A small amount of poorly designed research reports benefits of ginkgo for the treatment of altitude (mountain) sickness. A definite benefit over a prescription drug has not been demonstrated. Additional study is needed before a recommendation can be made.
Tinnitus and Cochlear Deafness
There is conflicting research regarding the use of Ginkgo for tinnitus. Traditional use and multiple small, poorly designed studies from the 1980s and 1990s report benefits. Preliminary clinical study has been conducted on the effect of Ginkgo Biloba in chronic cochlea-vestibular disorders.
Further research is needed before a recommendation can be made. Researches are still going on and off course need some time to resolve the controversies.
Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Many studies of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) suggest that Ginkgo is not effective in preventing the development of winter depression. Other research in elderly patients with depression shows possible minor benefits.
Overall, there is not enough evidence to form a clear conclusion.
Initial study in women with premenstrual syndrome or breast discomfort suggests that Ginkgo Biloba may relieve symptoms including emotional upset. Further well-designed research is needed before a recommendation can be made.
Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Retinopathy
Ginkgo Biloba has shown significant increase in the blood flow to peripheral areas including the eyes. It also increases intraocular pressure. Hence it has strong chances; though fewer evidences of healing.
Reynaud's disease is caused by impaired blood flow to the fingers and toes. Increased microcirculation caused by Ginkgo Biloba helps significantly in this.
A small amount of poorly designed research reports benefits of ginkgo for the treatment of vertigo. Additional study is needed before a recommendation can be made.
Use of oral Ginkgo Biloba extract 40 milligrams three times daily reports that ginkgo appears to arrest the progression of this disease.
Potential Side Effects of Ginkgo Biloba
Individuals taking anti-coagulant medication such as aspirin or warfarin should not use ginkgo biloba without consulting their physician. Those on monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) or who might be pregnant should also consult their physician before use. Side effects associated with ginkgo biloba use include: increased risk of bleeding, gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, dizziness, and restlessness. If any side effects are experienced use of ginkgo biloba should be discontinued.