What is Ginkgo Biloba?
Ginkgo Biloba is a nootropic that has been used for medical reasons for thousands of years, especially in Chinese medicine. Ginkgo is used to improve brain function such as memory and sharpen your thinking. It is also used for treating numerous conditions, some of which are still studied. So far, studies have shown that Ginkgo Biloba is efficient for treating dementia, anxiety, schizophrenia, and cerebral insufficiency.
Ginkgo Biloba is very efficient in improving the blood flow to the brain and acting as an antioxidant. These actions may prove to be useful for treating some medical problems, yet the results have been mixed so far.
Most of the studies have found that healthy people can boost their memory and cognitive speed by using Ginkgo Biloba. Some studies, on the other hand, haven’t found any benefits from consumption of Ginkgo Biloba.
Some studies have shown that Ginkgo Biloba can help with memory problems caused by dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The consumption of Ginkgo seems to stop the progression of dementia symptoms, especially of the dementia originated from atherosclerotic vascular disease. Despite that, it doesn’t seem to prevent the apparition of dementia or Alzheimer’s, just help you cope with them.
Other evidence suggests that Ginkgo might help with leg pain caused by clogged arteries. Taking this into consideration, it might also help with other circulation problems. It may also help with premenstrual syndrome symptoms, such as breast tenderness and mood changes.
There are studies being made to see if Ginkgo Biloba can help with many other conditions such as ADHD, depression, and other psychological conditions. People tend to use it to treat various problems, like high altitude sickness, although there are no studies support its effectiveness for that. Ginkgo shows many promising uses, but studies still need to be made.
Supplements based on Ginkgo leafs are generally safe. In some cases they can affect people in different ways, such as cause headaches, dizziness, heart palpitations, nausea gas, and diarrhea. You can be allergic to Ginkgo and still get rashes or more serious side effects by using it.
If you have any bleeding disorders, or plan to have a surgery in the near future, you should consult your doctor before using Ginkgo Biloba. It isn’t recommended to take Ginkgo if you have any medical conditions, such as diabetes, epilepsy, or fertility problems, unless your doctor gives his OK. Be careful when consuming Ginkgo not to eat the untreated parts of the plant because some may cause seizures and death.
If you are taking any other medicine or supplements besides Ginkgo, you should talk to your doctor before using it because it can negatively interact with your other medication.
Always consult with your doctor before using Ginkgo Biloba. Although it is generally safe, there are a few side effects that can arise if you’re not careful. However, taking Ginkgo Biloba for memory reasons seems to be almost always safe.