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Ginkgo, Ginkgo Biloba Remedies

Other Names: Ginkgo, Ginkgo Biloba, maidenhair-Tree, Balkuwari, Bai Guo, Kew Tree, Ginkgo Biloba
Traditional Usages: Coughs, Asthma, Urinary Problems, Poor Circulation, Memory Loss, Mild Depression, Tinnitus, Vertigo, Allergies, Senile Dementia (Alzheimer), Erectile Dysfunction, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Varicose Veins, Cold Hands and Feet, Confusion, Acne, ADHD, Piles, Cramp in the Calves, Tired Brain,
Resources: China, Japan, Europe, US, Asia
Parts Used: Leaves, Nuts
Administration Method: Liquid or solid form. Administration for more than 6 - 8 weeks has no therapeutic benefit.  
Herbal Research: Ginkgo Biloba
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breast Feeding. Possible side effects: very seldom stomach or intestinal upsets, headaches, or allergic skin reaction.

Ginkgo  Biloba - Herbal remedy for ADHD: Gingko biloba is one of the most commonly used natural treatments for the brain. It increases blood flow to the brain. This in turn allows more oxygen to the brain and so increases cognitive ability. The circulatory system therefore helps the brain to function properly. Take 120-240 milligrams per day in two or three divided doses.

Gingko Biloba - Herbal remedy for Alzheimer’s Disease: Ginkgo biloba extract can stabilize and in some cases improve the mental functioning and social behavior of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Take 100-200 milligrams of ginkgo biloba extract 3 times a day.

Gingko Biloba - Herbal remedy for Amnesia: Gingko Biloba has been used in Chinese medicine to boost memory and it is very effective. It is available in tablet form and 120 milligrams should be taken twice a day for six months.
Health Warning: It is important to seek medical advice before taking Gingko Biloba if you are taking blood thinners such as aspirin or Plavix and anti-depressant medication.

Ginkgo Biloba - Herbal remedy for Autism: Ginkgo biloba has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine. Ginkgo biloba leaves help blood circulation to the brain and improve cognitive function in people with autism. It may also calm the central nervous system.  The leaves either cut or whole can be used to make tea infusions. One teaspoon of cut dried leaves can be boiled in one cup of water, strained and taken twice a day.
Health Warning: This herb may increase your risk of excessive bleeding. In rare cases, it may also cause nausea. Talk to your doctor before taking Gingko Biloba as an autism treatment.

Ginkgo Biloba – Herbal remedy for Cerebral Palsy:  Ginkgo biloba is available in capsules and 120 milligrams can be taken twice a day.
Health Warning: Ginkgo Biloba leaf extracts should not be used by people with bleeding disorders or people suffering from epilepsy. Consult your doctor taking this remedy.

Ginkgo Biloba - Herbal remedy for Dementia: Ginkgo Biloba can improve memory. The herb is generally well tolerated but it should be used cautiously in patients on anticoagulant therapy and those with known blood clotting disorders or prior to some surgical or dental procedures. It is available in tablets. Take 120 milligrams once daily.
Health Warning: The herb is generally well tolerated but it should be used cautiously in patients on anticoagulant therapy and those with known blood clotting disorders or prior to some surgical or dental procedures.

Gingko Biloba - Herbal remedy for Erectile Dysfunction:  Roast gingko biloba leaves for a few minutes and chew.
Health Warning: Take it under the supervision of a doctor.

Ginkgo Biloba - Herbal remedy for Fibromyalgia:  Ginkgo biloba improves circulation and brain function. 240 milligrams of ginkgo extract can be taken by mouth daily for up to 20 weeks.

Ginkgo Biloba - Herbal remedy for Glaucoma: Ginkgo Biloba increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the eye and clears toxins. Take one tablet of 120 milligrams twice daily. Taking it together with one tablet of 220 milligrams of zinc sulfate slows down progressive vision loss.

Ginkgo Biloba - Herbal remedy for Impotence: Ginkgo Biloba is a remedy for male impotence that results from poor blood flow or diabetes-related nerve damage. Take 60-240 milligrams a day, but it may take about 6-months to show results.

Ginkgo Biloba– Herbal remedy for Macular Degeneration: Ginkgo tablets halt breakage of blood vessels and increase the supply of oxygen to the eye. Take 160 milligrams divided into two doses daily.
Health Warning: Do not use ginkgo if you are taking any blood-thinning medication.

Ginkgo Biloba – Herbal remedy for Premature Ejaculation: Ginkgo biloba is popular for its properties to improve blood flow and providing optimum oxygen supply to the brain. Use of this herb dramatically improves the performance of reproductive organs and improves endurance immensely. 600 milligrams of ginkgo extract can  taken by mouth for up to 12 weeks.
Ginkgo Biloba - Herbal remedy for Sexual Dysfunction - Women: Ginkgo biloba can help women with sexual dysfunction. Research has shown that  ginkgo biloba  is 76% effective in treating antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction in men. Even more striking, the study showed gingko biloba to be more effective in the treatment of women with success rates of 91%.
 For decreased libido and erectile dysfunction (impotence), up to 240 milligrams of ginkgo or ginkgo extract can be taken by mouth daily for up to 18 months by both men and women
Health Warning: Ginkgo should only be used under supervision of a qualified health practitioner.

Ginkgo Biloba – Herbal remedy for Stroke: Ginkgo biloba helps to improve the flow of blood to the brain and prevents a second stroke from occurring. Take one tablet of 180-240 milligrams, twice daily.

Ginkgo Biloba - Herbal remedy for Tinnitus: Ginkgo biloba helps to reduce dizziness and improve hearing loss. Take one capsule of 120 milligrams once a day.
Health Warning: Ginkgo is known to cause a number of side effects including stomach upset, headache and constipation. It may be harmful when combined with ibuprofen or blood-thinning medications such as warfarin. Therefore consult your doctor before taking it.

Ginkgo Biloba - Herbal remedy for Vertigo: Ginkgo biloba is effective in treating vertigo. Gingko increases blood circulation to the brain. It works by dilating blood vessels and decreasing platelet aggregation. The recommended dose is 120 milligrams per day in divided doses.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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