Ginkgo biloba, properties and effects on memory. How to exploit the anti-aging properties and the beneficial effects of ginko.
The ginkgo biloba, plant of Chinese origin, famous for being the longest-lived vegetable on earth, it contains many active ingredients with very important properties and benefits for human health: the extract of the leaves of ginkgo biloba it is packed with powerful antioxidants.
The tree is famous for improve memory but not only. In this page we will see what are the properties of theginkgo biloba.
Is it spelled ginkgo or ginko?
A little curiosity before proceeding. The name Ginkgo, with the addition of theG., probably derives from an incorrect transcription of the Japanese name ginkyō. In the various Italian dictionaries there are three different terms considered equally correct:ginko, ginco and ginkgo.
Ginko biloba, plant and leaves
The ginko tree is among the oldest on earth. Its origins date back to 250 million years ago, in the Permian, for this reason the plant is considered a living fossil.
The tree has a very elegant bearing. It has very particular, fan-shaped leaves. Ginko leaves are light green between spring and summer and turn intense yellow in autumn.
Recently, research has confirmed the numeroustherapeutic propertiesof this plant.
Ginko Biloba, effects on memory
Studies carried out in the West have focused mainly onproperties of ginko leaves which, in addition to being rich in antioxidants, are an excellent remedy for improving blood circulation. Thanks to the tangible effects on blood circulation that theginkohas the reputation of being a plant capable of improving memory: it improves the flow of blood to the brain as well as having a positive impact on the entire cardio-vascular system.
Ginkgo biloba, properties
To the Ginkgo Biloba the following are recognized property:
- It improves blood circulation in the heart and brain, preventing the formation of varicose veins and strengthening the walls of the capillaries.
- It increases concentration, short-term memory and cognitive skills, thanks to its effects on blood circulation and the fact that it manages to counteract the degenerative effects of free radicals.
- It also benefits the brain in terms of slowing down aging.
- Counteracts the problems of baldness and alopecia.
- Counteracts premature skin aging.
Furthermore, numerous clinical trials have shown that theginkgo biloba extract it could play a tangible role in the treatment of depression, migraine and bronchial diseases with bronchospasm.
Ginko biloba extract
The ginkgo biloba it is used in capsules and tablets of dry extract. These forms can be found in herbalist's shops, pharmacies or by taking advantage of online purchases.
On Amazon, a bottle of 200 tablets of ginko biloba dry extract can be purchased at a price of 11.49 euros and free shipping. For all information on the product I invite you to visitthis Amazon page.
The recommended dosage is 2 or 3 tablets per day. Several purchase proposals are available on Amazon, we have selected this for the excellent value for money and for the organic certification of the plant material used for the preparation of the dry extract.
It is advisable to carry out a preventive treatment with ginko dry extract tablets for a period of two or, at most, three months. The interval between one treatment and another must not be less than 20 days.
Ginkgo Biloba, contraindications
The ginkgo biloba it is a natural remedy not recommended for children, pregnant women and during breastfeeding and in the event of an intervention it is advisable to discontinue use.
It is also contraindicated in haemophilia and in those who take anticoagulant drugs or other drugs that inhibit the aggregation of platelets (anti-inflammatory) and also in those who take antiepileptics.
The contraindications so far found, for those who exceed the dosage, are: diarrhea, general malaise and, in a very low percentage, migraine. Before starting treatment, especially if you are taking medications to treat any pre-existing pathophysiology, it is good to consult your doctor.
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