Ginkgo Biloba

Author: Gianpiero Pescarmona
Date: 26/02/2009


Ginkgo biloba use is known to have treated various ailments. Even the effects of aging are known to have no effect against ginkgo biloba use. But it isn’t in aging alone that ginkgo biloba use is gaining prominence. Ginkgo biloba use is also effective in combating neurological disorders and circulation problems.

Ginkgo biloba use could increase blood flow to the brain contributing to increase in oxygen. This could help the numerous neurological disorders that ginkgo biloba use could treat are: difficulties in concentration and memory, mental fatigue
, dizziness, tinnitus, headache, lack of energy and so on and so forth.

Ginkgo biloba use also increased blow flow to the blood vessels for better blood circulation to the various organs of the body. Because of this ginkgo biloba use is known to treat various circulation-related disorders such as diabetic peripheral vascular disease, hemorrhoids and varicose veins including more complicated insufficient circulation cases such as stroke and skull injuries. Findings have shown that ginkgo biloba use could even increase blood flow to the retina and slow down retinal deterioration. As a result, visual sharpness is improved considerably. Even hearing loss in elderly is treated. Circulation in extremities with ginkgo biloba use could also be improved and could relieved cold hands and feet, swelling in limbs and chronic arterial bondage as a consequence. Asthma
is another ailment that could benefit from ginkgo biloba use.

The potentials of ginkgo biloba use are limitless. There are countless miracles associated with Ginkgo biloba use. Ginkgo biloba use effectively treats and addresses multiple disorders. Man’s need for cure could have materialized with the ginkgo biloba use. We could certainly expect that the cure in ginkgo biloba use is as enduring as its tree.

ginkgo and blood glucose

Effects of Ginkgo biloba extract on blood pressure and vascular endothelial response by acetylcholine in spontaneously hypertensive rats. 2006

  • We previously demonstrated that Ginkgo biloba extract (Ginkgo) produced vasodilation via the nitric oxide pathway in aortic segments isolated from Wistar rats. In this study, we have analysed the effects of daily long-term oral Ginkgo treatment on blood pressure, vascular tone, and calcium mobilization to evaluate the clinical availability. Spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and Wistar Kyoto rats (WKY) were fed either a control diet or a diet containing 0.05%-0.5% Ginkgo for 30 days. Administration of Ginkgo did not change systolic blood pressure in WKY, but significantly decreased systolic blood pressure in SHR. In thoracic aortic preparations isolated from SHR, diminished relaxation in response to acetylcholine was improved by a Ginkgo-containing diet. This diet significantly decreased the EC50 value and significantly increased maximum relaxation in response to acetylcholine in SHR. In aortic segments isolated from WKY, acetylcholine-induced relaxation was not affected by a Ginkgo-containing diet. Sodium nitroprusside-induced relaxation was unchanged by a Ginkgo-containing diet in SHR and WKY. We also examined the effects of a Ginkgo-containing diet on the intracellular calcium level of aortic endothelium using a fluorescent confocal microscopic imaging system. Calcium Green 1/AM preloading indicated that acetylcholine significantly increased the endothelial intracellular calcium level. The Ginkgo-containing diet significantly enhanced this increase in the aortic endothelium of SHR, but did not change that of WKY. The results suggested that Ginkgo enhanced endothelium-dependent vasodilation and elevation of the endothelial intracellular Ca(2+) level in SHR, resulting in hypotension. This accelerative effect of Ginkgo on Ca(2+) mobilization seemed to be associated with restoration of impaired dilatory function induced by acetylcholine in endothelial cells.


no or very poor effect

Clinical herbal interactions with conventional drugs: from molecules to maladies. 2011

  • Similarly, case reports have demonstrated that ginkgo may potentiate bleeding when combined with warfarin or aspirin, increases blood pressure when combined with thiazide diuretics, and has even led to a coma when combined with trazodone, a serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor used to treat depression.


AddThis Social Bookmark Button