Ginkgo has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to heal many ailments but lately studies have proven that’s promise in treating dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Cette plante, parfois appelée ginkgo biloba, arbre à cheveux, abricot argenté japonais ou tout simplement ginkgo, provient des feuilles du ginkgo, l'un des arbres les plus anciens de la planète, qui pousserait sur terre depuis plus de 150 millions d'années. Les extraits de feuilles de ginkgo se présentent aujourd'hui sous forme de comprimés ou de capsules, mais la médecine traditionnelle chinoise utilisait souvent des produits.

Traditionally Ginkgo has been used to treat conditions such as tinnitus, bronchitis, asthma and fatigue but today it’s finding uses in treating dementia, multiple sclerosis and sexual dysfunction as well as tinnitus and a host of other health problems.

Ces derniers temps, plus de 300 études ont été menées sur le ginkgo et il est prouvé qu'il aide à résoudre de nombreux problèmes de santé, notamment ceux liés au cerveau. En effet, le ginkgo augmente le flux sanguin vers le cerveau et a des effets positifs sur le cervelet en particulier. On dit qu'il améliore la mémoire et qu'il peut aider à contrer la fatigue mentale et le manque d'énergie que nous considérons comme des signes de vieillissement.

Due to its benefits of increased circulation, ginkgo is also used to relieve anxiety and tension. It is also a powerful antioxidant and may help prevent cholesterol from turning into plaque which can then attach itself to artery walls constricting blood circulation. This herb has also been used to treat hemorrhoids, varicose veins Raynaud’s syndrome and can slow retinal deterioration as it increases blood flow to the retina. In addition to treating Alzheimer’s disease and the elderly is also shown promise in treating hearing loss and may improve circulation to the feet and hands. In addition, it is being studied as a potential treatment for preventing the ejection of transplants, asthma and toxic shock syndrome.

Like any other herb, ginkgo does have side effects which include stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea, headache, dizziness or skin problems. Some data suggests it can increase the risk of bleeding so anyone who takes anticoagulants or has surgery or dentistry scheduled should tak to their doctor about using ginkgo. While it’s true that seeds have been used in ancient Chinese medicine, uncooked seeds contain a chemical (Ginkgotoxin) that can cause seizures and eating a great deal of seeds could cause death so it’s advisable to avoid the seeds. The leafs and extracts from the leafs that is what’s in most of today’s herbal medicines contains very little of this toxin.

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