Basic concept of ginkgo
Ginkgo biloba is a large deciduous tree whose leaves are often taken orally for the following conditions:
Includes amnesia due to Alzheimer's disease.
Memory loss, headache, tinnitus, vertigo, dizziness, inability to concentrate, emotional and hearing impairment caused by decreased blood circulation in the elderly.
Claudication and Raynaud's syndrome caused by poor blood circulation in the body, pain caused by low temperature, especially in the extremities of the body such as fingers and toes.
Because of Lyme disease (Lyme disease), thought disorder caused by chemotherapy and depression.
Some people also use ginkgo to treat:
Sexual dysfunction due to serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) antidepressants
Eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetes-related eye disease, age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
Deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism
Heart disease and related complications, high cholesterol
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and bloody diarrhea (Bloody diarrhea).
Taking ginkgo biloba orally can improve chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), schizophrenia, prevent winter depression, altitude sickness, anti-aging, anti-gastric acid, liver and gallbladder function and help control blood pressure.
Ginkgo is also effective for asthma, allergies, bronchitis and central nervous system disorders.
Ginkgo biloba extract is also used to make skin care products; shelled roasted ginkgo seeds are also often used as edible decorations in Japanese and Chinese cuisine.
How does ginkgo work?
There is not enough research on the effects of ginkgo. Please consult your physician or herbalist before using it. However, ginkgo is generally believed to promote blood circulation, help the brain, eyes, ears and legs, and delay Alzheimer's Brain lesions and thinking problems caused by the disease. In addition, the substances contained in ginkgo seeds can kill bacteria and fungi that cause infection, but it should be noted that the toxicity of ginkgo seeds may cause side effects such as epilepsy and loss of consciousness.
Precautions and Contraindications of Ginkgo
If you have the following conditions, please consult your physician or pharmacist before use:
You are pregnant or breastfeeding: Because when you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should only take as directed by your physician.
You are taking other medicines.
If you are allergic to ginkgo, other medicines, or any substance in other herbal remedies.
You currently have another disease, condition or condition.
You have any type of allergy, such as: food, dye, preservative or animal...etc. allergies.
Compared with the regulation of drugs, the regulation of herbal medicine is less strict, and more research is needed to prove its safety. Before using, please make sure that the benefits outweigh the risks. It is recommended to consult a herbalist or physician for more information.
Is Ginkgo Safe to Use?
Taking ginkgo biloba extract by mouth in moderate amounts is safe for most people, but do not use it for more than 10 days in a row; intravenous ginkgo biloba extract may be harmful to the body. Eating ginkgo biloba raw or roasted ginkgo seeds may not be safe because ginkgo seeds are toxic and may be harmful if eaten raw. There isn't enough research to know if ginkgo is safe to apply topically to the skin.