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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

[AlternativeAnswers] Ginkgo biloba Medicinal Uses


Ginkgo biloba Medicinal Uses:

Ginkgo Biloba trees are supposed to be originated from Japan and China,
and the leaves are used in traditional medicine by Chinese Herbal
Medicos for the treatment of various health ailments, as herbal remedy.
Ginkgo biloba trees are grown and found in other parts of the world and
especially South Carolina is supposed to have the largest plantation of
Ginkgo biloba trees. These trees are very ancient and grow to the height
of nearly thirty meters. Ginkgo biloba tree is otherwise called as
maidenhair tree and its leaves are only used for medicinal purpose, and
the fruits and nuts of the tree are not used for the same.

Ginkgo biloba leaves mainly comprise of flavanoids such as ginkgolides,
glycosides, bilobalides, and terpenoids, which actually posses curative
properties to heal the various health ailments. Ginkgo nuts comprise
only three percent of fats, and enriched with niacin, proteins and
carbohydrates, and consists the chemical substances like ginnol, and
ginkgolic acid, which posses antibacterial and antifungal and fungal
properties and used to treat the same. Ginkgo biloba leaves contain
almost 25% to 30% flavanoids and 5% to 12% terpenoids. Ginkgo biloba
leaves extracts are available in the market in the form of tablets,
capsules and extracts (GBE). Dried ginkgo leaves are used for the
preparation of ginkgo tea.

Ginkgo biloba medicinal uses; as these leaves contain flavanoids like
bilobalides and ginkgolides, which improves the blood circulation and
helps to increase oxygen supply through blood vessels to the nervous
system and brain. It also improves the function of vascular system,
thereby used to treat erectile dysfunction, and also prevents memory
loss or dementia, and prevents Alzheimer's disease. The glycosides
found in ginkgo biloba extracts, with its antioxidant properties, clears
of free scavenging oxygen radicals, thereby improving cardiovascular and
heart health, preventing CAD disorders, heart strokes.

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