The Ginkgo plant is one of the oldest in the world, and is able to treat many diseases. It is revered as a sacred tree, but above all is known for its healing and medicinal properties.
It promotes the functioning of blood circulation and increases concentration. Unfortunately, Ginkgo Biloba in its natural state, contains some undesirable substances, for which reason the curative and medicinal ingredients can only be administered through concentrated products, such as Ginkgo Biloba extract capsules.
Ginkgo contains flavonoids, terpenoids, and ginkgolides
The tree is known worldwide for its medicinal ingredients. The seeds, fruit, leaves and bark of the plant have been used for hundreds of years in Asia, as nutritional and healing elements, as well as for beauty. Currently, the active substance of the plant is obtained in a concentrated form.
It essentially contains flavonoids and terpenoids, which are extracted from the leaves of the Ginkgo tree. Around 0.1 per cent of its content are diterpenes, which include ginkgolides.
In addition, it also has a small proportion (about 0.03 to 0.06%) of sesquiterpenes, among which bilobalides are included. Other substances that can be found are kaempferol and quercetin.
Benefits, healing and medicinal properties of Ginkgo
The ingredients contained in this plant help cure numerous diseases, including in particular:
Alzheimer's and senile dementia
Arterial occlusive diseases
The problem of ringing in the ears
Ginkgo Biloba, has numerous medicinal properties that help to treat various diseases.
The following aspects stand out:
It has anti-ageing properties
It improves circulation and the functioning of the heart
Some of its scientifically proven properties, include the following:
1. Beneficial properties for the brain and memory
It has been shown that Ginkgo improves the functioning of brain activity. This is due to the flavonoids, terpenes and ginkgolides that it contains, since these substances help protect nerve cells and promote chemical connections used by the brain. The results are an increase in concentration and memory.
It is rarer to find age-related dementia or Alzheimer's in people taking Ginkgo Biloba. Ginkgo Biloba reduces the destruction of nerve cells, and protects them through the substances it contains. But there's more; even in advanced stages of brain disorders, it helps slow the progression of the disease and to stabilize it.
2. Properties aiding optimal performance of the bloodstream
Ginkgo has antioxidant properties that make the membrane of red blood cells more flexible . This improves circulation and blood viscosity, thereby ensuring the permanent supply of oxygen to all parts of the body, including the muscles, brain and the heart.
A clinical experiment conducted with rats showed that after taking Ginkgo, their brains contained between 50-100% more blood than in the rest of the body.
3. Anti-tinnitus properties
People suffering from tinnitus hear noises at regular intervals.
Ginko can be a great help for them, since it works to reduce the irritating noises and improve hearing. Recent clinical studies have shown that it has medicinal properties which can reduce the symptoms of tinnitus sufferers up to 50%.
4. Properties promoting psychological well-being
It helps to reduce anxiety and stress, and also improves motivation. It has a similar effect on the serotonin receptors to antidepressants, at around 80%. After taking Ginkgo, people suffering from depression have shown a significant improvement in their well-being, and a reduction in fatigue and discomfort.
It helps to reduce oxidative stress due to its active compounds, such as kaempferol and quercetin.
Ginkgo Biloba applications and how to take it
For hundreds of years raw Ginkgo leaves have been eaten, although currently it is taken via extracts or supplements. The ingestion of raw leaves, seeds or bark is not recommended since it may contain other harmful substances.
Ingesting it in its raw form also isn't a good idea. In addition, its ingredients do not have the same health effects as they do when taken as concentrated extract capsules.
Ginkgo extract is obtained through a process whereby the leaves of the plant are crushed and their active medicinal ingredients are filtered out, while discarding and eliminating the harmful substances which can cause allergies and skin irritations.
Ginkgo extract is very valuable, as five tons of leaves are needed to obtain 100 kilos. Therefore, only 2% of the Ginkgo plant is used to obtain the final extract.
Finally, the extract obtained is machined and processed into tablets. Ginkgo essence is available as capsules, drops or juices. The extract can be absorbed by the body very quickly, which makes this method of consumption much more effective than the consumption of the raw plant itself.
Ginkgo does not act immediately and should be taken regularly in order to appreciate the effects. Depending on the symptoms of each illness suffered, the dosage should be administered from an eight-week period for up to several years.
Ginkgo Biloba - side effects
Side effects from Ginkgo Biloba treatment are very rare and do not extend beyond simple gastrointestinal discomfort or allergic reactions in the skin.
The Ginkgo plant has a 3 billion year history
The Ginkgo tree belongs to the "ginkgoaceae" family of plants and Ginkgo Biloba is the last representative of this type of plant. It has existed for around 3 billion years and is one of the oldest plants in the world.
It has a very long history in Asia and can be found in many temples and religious institutions, even today. Ginkgo did not survive after the ice age in Europe, but did survive in China and Japan. After the French purchased the Ginkgo plant, it was once again introduced to Europe.
The oldest Ginkgo Biloba trees are more than 1,000 years old and grow mainly in Asia. Ginkgo trees of 30 metres in height can be found and its leaves are fan-shaped. They have an undulating edge with colours in diverse tones, from green to gold.
In ancient China these leaves came to be used as a cash currency, but this custom did not continue, due to the difficulty in collecting them. The flowering of the tree often occurs for the first time when the plant reaches the age of 20, so sexual maturity arrives very late.
Ginkgo tree seeds have also historically been used as food, consumed in a roasted and peeled form.
The Ginkgo Biloba tree grows very slowly, which is particularly observable in the first five years. It grows around 30 cm in height each year, which means that the tree reaches its full size at the age of 100.
It is extremely robust, since it tolerates cold, heat and environmental toxins very well. This characteristic is very important as it may play an essential role in the future, with regard to the heavy environmental impact taking place in our era.
The name ‘Ginkgo Biloba’
The name ‘Ginkgo Biloba’ has a long history. Its correct name is Ginkyo, but due to poor spelling on the part of a German doctor, Ginkgo was written down instead of Ginkyo and was finally and definitively adopted in America by the botanist Engelbert Linneoen in his classification system.
The first Ginkgo trees in Europe were acquired by the French in 1780 for 25 guineas, and it were named "Maiden’s hair tree", because of the similarity of the plant to a young girl's hair.
Ginkgo Biloba plants can also be known as silver apricot, due to the silvery colour of their seeds. This name derives from plants that are found in religious temples. Other names refer to the shape of its leaves, being similar to an elephant's ear or referring to the trees as the 'grandfather', because of the age the Ginkgo plant can reach.
Ginkgo has come to be called Goethe in Germany, since the author of the same name devoted one of his poems to the plants. In addition to these, it receives many more names, some more common than others, arising from its unique appearance, its lifespan of many centuries, or the religious qualities it has been granted.
Ginkgo Biloba as an object of worship
Ginkgo is worshipped in the Far East. In Asian countries. It is considered a symbol of hope, vitality, and longevity. Trees grow around places of pilgrimage in China and Japan and are planted in religious temples. It is common for Asian women to visit a tree, say their prayers and request that all manner of wishes be granted, such as those relating to increased fertility or to have enough breast milk for their babies.
In Ginkgo, the stout trunk and the softness of its leaves converge as a symbol of the famous oriental principle of yin and yang. It has been granted the status of millennium tree, the highest possible award, due to its exceptional properties and its long history.
A striking fact is that the predecessor of this tree was originally deciduous, however, through evolution it appears to have become very much like a conifer.
The tree is dramatically linked to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. The first green plants to grow after the fatal bombing were Ginkgo plants.
In Germany, specifically in the House of Goethe in Weimar, there is a museum dedicated to the Ginkgo, whose origin is the poem written in its praise by the famous German author,.
One of the most curious features is its smell, which in the case of the female plants might be somewhat unpleasant when they are in full sexual maturity. But it is only with the arrival of the first flower when the tree reaches twenty years of age, that you can know whether the Ginkgo plant is male or female.
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It provides the body with vascular protection and helps prevent Alzheimer's disease and senile dementia. Two capsules a day taken with water is sufficient for this purpose. The capsules are a completely pure and natural product without the addition of any other substances. This product contains only natural plants, so it is perfectly suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
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