Gingko Biloba – does it help with old age?

September 19, 2022

Gingko Biloba is an ancient Chinese medicine that has been used in China for thousands of years. It’s made from the leaves of the Ginkgo tree. First cultivated in China, it is now grown in Canada and Europe.
 

Gingko Biloba is one of the oldest living tree species.

It has been around for 200 million years, and it is one of the oldest living tree species to date. The ginkgo leaf looks like a fan, with veins that run towards its stem.
 
The leaves are often used to make a medicine called Ginkgo biloba extract. They also contain Vitamin C and Vitamin B. They contain something known as flavonoids. Flavonoids are believed to have properties that help improve memory and thinking skills. Using these herbs, Chinese doctors have treated their patients for altitude sickness, asthma and depression.
 
Gingko Biloba works by increasing nitric oxide levels in your body. Nitric Oxide is a vasodilator. A vasodilator is something that helps relax the muscles in your arteries. When that happens your blood is able to flow better. The outcome is an improvement in the delivery of nutrients to your brain. This helps improve memory, mental clarity and reduce stress. So is Gingko Biloba the magic solution to old age and cognitive decline?
 
The jury has a mixed verdict. In one research study, the medicine was given to over three thousand people. The group was divided into two groups. One was given the medicine and the other was not. Researchers tracked their lives for twenty years. The research study found that there was no significant change between the groups. So should you take Gingko Biloba?
 
If you went strictly by medical research, you might not wish to. Personally, even at the risk of sounding unscientific, I have increasingly come to the view that making these herbs a part of your life has no downside.

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