Ginkgo Biloba, also known as Maidenhair is one of the oldest living tree species still going strong even after some thousand years. Their leaves grow to a fan shaped structure, and are sweet and mildly astringent to taste. However, the fruit borne is inedible. Ginkgo has become one of the top selling herbal supplements and rightly so because it packs in so many beneficial properties that positively influence cognitive functions, mood, energy, memory and circulation.
The Chinese were the first to employ Ginkgo for healing several ailments but its exceptionally versatile therapeutic prowess led many countries to investigate its medicinal properties. In fact, Germany has even commissioned its use as prescription herb.
Ginkgo biloba has been widely studied for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, platelet-forming and circulation-boosting effects and traditional practitioners resort to ginkgo for the following reasons:
- Improvement in blood parameters
- Memory enhancement
- Enhancement of cardiovascular function
- Improvement of eye health
- Mood upliftment
In fact, extensive and growing research on ginkgo is opening up newer possibilities of successfully using this herb for other conditions apart from the benefit it offers to the brain, eye, heart and blood.
Biogetica has been in the field of natural medicine for over 15 years and has numerous published patents in this field. In order to provide health and freedom to our patient community, our doctors combine the most synergistic combinations after extensive research so that root issues are targeted across the physical, energetic and informational spectrum of your life.
We have witnessed the versatile powers of ginkgo and have therefore blended it in our groundbreaking, precedent setting, backed by extensive research, multi-disciplinary kits. Our protocols for Brain and Nerve Health, Ear Balance, Circulatory Support, and Male and Female Health contain ginkgo along with other natural indigenous ingredients that potentiate the functions they are intended for. Our kits combine three separate and unique disciplines: traditional ayurvedic herbs, advanced resonance homeopathy and ground breaking nutraceuticals for results that are beyond any single medical tradition.
Nutritional Properties of Ginkgo Biloba
Although, studies have isolated more than 40 chemical constituents; terpenoids, flavonoids and the recently discovered ginkgolides are usually associated with the therapeutic proficiency that ginkgo displays.
Ginkgo biloba is speculated to benefit in the following ways:
- It exerts a protective effect against mitochondrial damage and oxidative stress
- It increases vascular dilation and improves blood vessel health
- It supports brain activity and boosts cognitive health
- It helps in detoxifying the body
- It enhances immune function
- It improves the transmission of nerve signals responsible for memory, mood, task completion, heartbeat regulation and eye health
Clinical Evidence Substantiating the Traditional Uses of Ginkgo biloba
Extensive clinical studies have been conducted to validate the therapeutic proficiency of Ginkgo biloba.
Some of the studies conducted to determine Ginkgo’s efficacy in clinical conditions include:
Alzheimer’s disease: Owing to the herb’s potent effects on memory and cognitive development; several studies have been conducted to determine its effects in Alzheimer’s disease with some giving conflicting results. However, results of a recent Meta analysis study suggested that this herb may support normal concentration and cognitive functions. 1
Dementia: There have been several studies to determine ginkgo’s role in treating dementia. A Meta-analysis of 9 studies suggested that daily supplementation with ginkgo was safe and effective in treating dementia. 2
Pakinson’s disease: Ginkgo has been indicated to enhance cognitive functioning and protect brain tissue proteins from oxidative damage. An In vivo examination to determine ginkgo’s neuroprotective effects in parkinson’s disease reported that the herb significantly reduced dopamine neuron loss thus indicating a possible role for the extract in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. 3
Tinnitus: Ginkgo has been tested for its efficacy in treating this auditory condition where patients experience ringing in the ears and results of a number of uncontrolled or controlled but non-randomised clinical trials have highlighted that regular medication with ginkgo biloba is effective in the treatment of tinnitus. 4
Erectile dysfunction: Several studies to evaluate Ginkgo’s efficacy in alleviating antidepressant-induced ED has reported that the herb may improve overall vascular perfusion by increasing nitric oxide availability thus indicating a possibility of improving erectile dysfunction complaints. 5
These are just some of the many other extensive studies that have highlighted Ginkgo’s medicinal properties. It has also been studied in conditions like migraine, ADHD, asthma, arterial plaques, stroke, vitiligo, etc.
Biogetica believes in holistic healing and harnessing the miraculous powers of nature. Our doctors from various modalities of medicines have designed multi disciplinary kits that combine various herbs that have a synergistic effect and help in bringing about relief and freedom. We’ve combined Ginkgo biloba with other versatile ingredients in several of our protocols so that you get nothing but the best.
- Brain and Nerve Health Protocol
- Ear balance protocol
- Female health Protocol
To view our entire range of Health protocols, get more information, ask any health related concern or get personalized recommendations please consult with our Doctors at www.biogetica.com without further delay.
Dr Vijay Kamat graduated from K.L.E. society’s Shri B. M. Kankanwadi Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Belgaum, India; one of the oldest Ayurvedic institutions in India. He is a prestigious member of the Ayurvedic Association of India. He possesses deep ancestral and research-based knowledge of plants, and is passionate about bringing age-old secrets of Ayurveda within the reach of a common man. In keeping with his passion, he is presently leading the medical team of Biogetica – a collective of Doctors dedicated to natural medicine. Together, they work to bring evidence-based natural healing solutions to the world.