Gingko biloba


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Alternative pharmacology
A tall tree native to China, the leaves of which have terpenoid derivatives known as ginkgolides A, B and C, as well as bilobalide and proanthocyanidins; as a group, these compounds have anticoagulant activity, act as free radical scavengers, increase the peripheral blood flow and are thought by some to slow age-associated memory impairment. The kernals are known in traditional Chinese medicine as bai guo, Salisburia adiantifolia, white nut, ying hsing and ying xing; the root is designated bai guo gen.
 
Chinese medicine
Gingko roots and kernels (with greater potency in the latter) are anthelmintic, antitussive, astringent, cardiotonic and sedative; gingko is used to treat alcoholic binges, asthma, bladder infections, cough, gonorrhoea and tuberculosis. 

Herbal medicine
Gingko is used to increase cerebral blood flow, prevent blood clots, mood swings, tinnitus and vertigo, and may be effective in asthma and phlebitis.
 
Mainstream medicine
Mainstream pharmacologic research has shown gingkolides to be effective in treating cerebrovascular insufficiency, which causes lacunar defects of memory, migraines, strokes and vertigo.
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Plasma FSH level was significantly elevated in I/R group compared to negative control group (2.12 [+ or -] 0.17 versus 1.76 [+ or -] 0.03, P < 0.02); however nonsignificant changes were observed in plasma FSH in ischemia only, Gingko biloba treated I/R, and Gingko biloba supplemented groups compared to the negative control group.
Regarding inflammatory and apoptotic factors, plasma TNF-[alpha] was significantly increased only in I/R group compared to the negative control group (107.65 [+ or -] 19.78 versus 35.15 [+ or -] 0.51, P < 0.001); however, insignificant changes were present in ischemia only, Gingko biloba treated I/R, and Gingko biloba supplemented groups compared to the negative control group.
They wanted to find out whether topical application of the purified gingko biloba extract on the skin could protect against sun and UV light damage.
Over the past few years dozens of studies have been done on the effects gingko biloba has on memory loss and dementia.
Extracts from the Gingko biloba plant (GBE) have been used clinically in the treatment of age-associated decline.
Gingko Biloba is known to promote the blood circulation by enhancing the supply of oxygen.
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THE Gingko Biloba tree has survived about 200 million years and has remained basically unchanged.
Gingko biloba, a commonly used medicinal herb, has active ingredients that inhibit platelets and potentially decrease red blood cell aggregation.
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Gingko Biloba has been used to help improve short-term memory, hence its common name, Memory Tree.
An antioxidant plant-based supplement containing a metabolic-boosting recipe of kelp, gingko biloba, sweet clover, and grape seed.