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Ginkgo Biloba

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Ginkgo Biloba, It is also known as Maidenhair tree. It is unique species of tree which is used in traditional chinese medicine. It helsp to sharpen the concentration, mental focus and memory. It also increases the flow of oxygen rich blood to the brain.

Ginkgo Biloba is a herb with the following benefits on consumption.


1) It improves brain function by increasing cerebral and peripheral circulation, tissue oxygenation and thus has anti oxidant properties.


2) Ginkgo Biloba relieves leg cramps by improving circulation.


3) It is said to be useful for tinnitus and sensorineuronal deafness.


4) It improves memory and circulation to the brain too.


5) It helps in concentration and thus preferred by students and professionals.


Note: People taking blood thinning medications like Heart disease patients, High cholesterol patients, who underwent coronory interventions should not use Ginkgo Biloba.


Ginkgo leaves also contain flavonoids and terpenoids which are believed to have potent antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are substances that scavenge free radicals which damage the cell wall, tamper the DNA and cause cell death. These antioxidants shall neutralize free radicals and thus help in promoting the cell function.


Extensive studies were made on this particular herb. This is one of most selling herbal drugs in developed countries.