Ginkgo Biloba

One of the best ways to get on track with managing your nutrition to achieve optimum health is by maintaining a consistent supplement regime. Though it is best to achieve health through a balanced diet and regular exercise, this is not always easy or possible, which is where supplementation comes in. Natural Health Plus has a wide range of supplements for those seeking health benefits, including Ginkgo Biloba tablets.

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Ginkgo Biloba

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What Is Ginkgo Biloba?

This Chinese native tree is the only remaining species of the plant family Ginkgoaceae. The ancient species is known to date back at least 270 million years, and some individual trees are said to be over 2500 years old. Though most prolific in China, Ginkgo Biloba trees are also cultivated in Europe and North America. Ginkgo Biloba has been used for medical purposes since the 15th century, in particular in the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.

What are the uses of Ginkgo Biloba?

There are several different uses of Ginkgo Biloba, including in medicine, cooking and ornamental horticulture. Ginkgo nuts and seeds are used in traditional Chinese cooking and are served at celebratory occasions. The trees are also a popular choice for growing as Bonsai.

What are the benefits of Ginkgo Biloba?

The green Ginkgo Biloba leaf is dried and the extract is collected and has been used in traditional medicine for centuries to treat:

  • Alzheimer's Disease;
  • Dementia;
  • Asthma;
  • Hypertension;
  • Tinnitus;
  • Vertigo;
  • Blood flow and circulation;
  • Chronic venous insufficiency;
  • Bladder infection symptoms.

Medical News Today states that Ginkgo Biloba is a good source of antioxidants, containing "high levels of flavonoids and terpenoids". These antioxidants have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and protect cells against damage from toxic free radicals. They are believed to:

  • Reduce inflammation, specifically in certain conditions including;
    • Arthritis;
    • Irritable bowel disease;
    • Cancer;
    • Heart disease;
    • Stroke.
  • Reduce the risk of cancer;
  • Help with cognitive function including improving memory;
  • Relieve anxiety;
  • Improve vision in people with glaucoma;
  • Improving blood flow by increasing levels of nitric oxide.

Ginkgo is available in several different supplement forms including capsules, tablets, powder and dried leaf. Natural Health Plus stocks a wide range of supplements, including tablets containing Ginkgo Biloba extract.