Ginkgo Biloba Research and Studies on its Health Benefits
Ginkgo biloba research and studies have been ongoing to determine the various health benefits of ginkgo biloba.
For example, research is trying to prove and conclude that ginkgo biloba benefits the treatment of Alzheimer's disease by causing delay to the development of its symptoms. It could also be used to delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease, especially for those who are at higher risk for getting the disease, for example through family history, etc.
Some research and studies also report that ginkgo biloba extract, or GBE for short, could contribute significantly toward reducing certain conditions which are related to menopause, for example osteoporosis and cardiac ailments.
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Herbs are God and nature's gifts to us. While the use of herbs and herb remedies has brought excellent results for many people, do note that their health benefits may be limited when they are used in isolation. However, when combined with some basic dietary and lifestyle good health habits, such as a full body detox and a proper understanding and application of nutrition, the impact on one's health will be greatly magnified.
In natural health and healing, we believe that the body has the ability to heal itself of any disease, even supposedly incurable diseases. We also believe in holistic health and healing, as we realize that different parts of the human body are highly interlinked, often beyond Mans understanding. It is thus a good idea to apply these fundamental health steps no matter how remote or unrelated a health condition may seem.
An increasing number of women are refusing to go the route of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and instead prefer to switch to natural remedies. By doing so, they are cutting down their exposure to the risks of HRT, such as irregular bleeding as well as breast cancer. The estrogenic activity of ginkgo might be a natural substitute for HRT.
Ginkgo biloba research has also indicated significant benefits being accrued to patients with multiple sclerosis. This works by increasing their energy levels, strength and enhancing their mood and sensation levels.
Extensive ginkgo biloba research and investigation could not confirm ginkgo's ability to treat tinnitus. The quality of most of these studies was not exactly astounding but the researchers were able to conclude that ginkgo moderately relieves the loudness of the tinnitus sound.
However, a well-designed study which looked at 1,121 people with tinnitus found that ginkgo, when taken 3 times daily for 3 months, was no more effective than a placebo in relieving the symptoms of tinnitus. Given these conflicting findings, the true therapeutic value of ginkgo for treating tinnitus remains quite uncertain. In general, it can be said that tinnitus is a very difficult problem to treat.
In the meantime, ginkgo biloba research in the form of hundreds of controlled studies has been carried out on the chemistry, pharmacology as well as clinical effects of its leaves. These studies were conducted mostly by European researchers over the last decades, and used the German / French extract EGb761, which is also called Kaveri, Tebonin, Tanakan, Rökan and Ginkgold; LI 1370 (Lichtwer).
In 1988, Dr Corey from Harvard University won the Nobel prize for, among others, the fact that he managed to synthesize ginkgolide B. This substance is being investigated, for example, for its use and ability to prevent the human body from rejecting transplanted organs, as well as for asthma and toxic shock.
According to monographs by German authorities (the German federal health Commission E) as well as the World Health Organization (WHO), the extract can be helpful for the treatment of many human health conditions. This is especially so for middle-aged and older people.
In the United States, ginkgo biloba is still, at the time of writing, mainly sold as an herbal dietary supplement. Places which sell these products include drug stores, vitamin stores, supermarkets, nutrition centers, as well as internet websites. The claimed health benefits of ginkgo biloba are usually for improving memory and mental clarity, as well as for its antioxidant action. Many multi vitamin and / or mineral supplements today also contain low doses of the extract of ginkgo biloba.
Some scientists are saying that ginkgo biloba research and studies may lead an entirely new class of medicine. Laboratory studies have shown that ginkgo biloba extracts work on improving blood circulation by dilating blood vessels; it is also very effective in reducing the stickiness of blood platelets.
As more ginkgo biloba benefits on health are found out through various research on the ginkgo tree and its parts, it is more than likely that the ginkgo biloba tree will be fondly remembered as a very special tree for many, many more years to come.
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