Information on Gingko Biloba
Gingko giloba is a unique tree species which does not have any living relatives. It is cultivated everywhere around the world, and it can reach a height of up to 50 meters. It has an angular crown and it resists the damage from snow and wind. It is very long-lived as there are specimens which are several thousand years old. It has been growing on planet Earth for almost 200 million years now. It was considered as a sacred herb by the Chinese monks and it arrived to Europe only in the 17th century. Gingko biloba is one of the most popular and most researched types of herbs known to man. Gingko needs to be cultivated in well-watered and well-drained environments.
Health Benefits of Gingko Biloba
Gingko is very efficient in enhancing the brainpower, enhancing the sex drive, increasing the mental alertness, improving the health of blood vessels, enhancing the levels of vitality and improving the health of the circulatory system. Gingko biloba is one of the best antioxidants known to man and it can be very helpful when it comes to slowing down the process of aging, fighting off the free radicals and reducing the amount and severity they cause to the human body on the cellular level. Gingko biloba is an excellent nutritional support for an improved mental alertness. Numerous scientific studies have shown that gingko biloba is very efficient in increasing the cognitive function and memory. Most health benefits attributed to gingko biloba and its extracts are mostly due to certain types of substances it contains. The most beneficial chemical compounds contained in gingko biloba include flavonoids, kaempferol, terpene lactones, quercetin, gingkolides A, bilobalide, gingkolides C and gingkolides B.
Due to its potent antioxidant properties, gingko biloba is very efficient in oxidant the aforementioned free radicals, preventing dementia, protecting the eyesight, improving the functioning of the cardiovascular system and enhancing the overall health of the central nervous system. Gingko biloba may also be used for the prevention and treatment of a wide array of medical conditions and ailments such as diabetic peripheral vascular disease, varicose veins, Raynaud’s syndrome, hemorrhoids and several others. Gingko biloba also prevents the hardening of the arteries and increased the sex drive in both male and female users. It increases the flow of oxygen to the brain and optimizes the utilization of glucose in the brain. One should always consult the doctor before using gingko biloba.