(PLEASE NOTE: This information is for educational purposes only and isn’t intended to be utilized in place of professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. ALWAYS consult your physician for your own medical concerns. Also, this information shouldn’t be utilized instead of or in combination with the help of a qualified homeopathic practitioner, herbal nutritional supplement, or alternative homeopathic physician who could be able to diagnose or treat your health care need.)
(LONG ANSWER): Ginkgo Biloba Supplement is an herb which may help improve memory. (Detail from Google scholar:”It contains flavonoids and many compounds that have antioxidant, antiseptic, antimicrobial, sedative, and vasodilative effects… It has been shown to stimulate neurochemistry, blood vessel elasticity, as well as the production of this neurogenic neuroclicals, dopamine and noradrenalin.” Also, see my post about”Dementia, Colds, And Alzheimer’s” for more info on ginkgo biloba}
(ANUMED FROM GERD, LONG ANSWER): There is no clinical study that shows ginkgo biloba helps prevent memory loss in people with mild or moderate forms of Alzheimer’s Disease. (Detail from Google scholar:” Preliminary evidence suggests that ginkgo biloba can help reduce the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia (age-related mental decline), but the advantages of the nutritional supplements are still unknown. Ginkgo appears to be associated with reduced prevalence of stroke, yet there are no trials that directly associate ginkgo biloba with a heightened chance of heart attack or stroke. There’s also a scarcity of information regarding the effect of ginkgo biloba in children, especially those with learning disabilities. The majority of the studies that have analyzed the effects of ginkgo biloba on memory functioning have been either placebo-controlled or have involved very tiny numbers of subjects. (Detail from Google scholar:”Ginkgo… does not seem to be effective for the treatment of mild memory problems in children”.)
(ANNEMorial OF THE AGING OF SADO & KORETEC): This was originally written as a Backdrop for the book,”Euromuscular Aging: A Guide of Nutritional Supplements for the Prevention and Treatment of Aging”. I decided to include this little tidbit about the ginkgo biloba extract when I saw that Dr. Konstantinov, the programmer of the publication, is an advisor to the Russian authorities. Also, I read this in Russia, and there have been many physicians practicing ginkgo biloba extract. I found it curious that Dr. Konstantinov includes it here as a helpful wellness supplement since it is extremely controversial. The simple fact that he admits this and writes about it makes me wonder just what his motives are.
(MENTULARY FUNCTIONS OF Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract): The Chinese have used ginkgo biloba for centuries, and there is no doubt it has favorable impacts on the memory, mood, concentration, and so on, but there are also asserts that it may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s, a disease that contributes to death. If true, this might signify that ginkgo biloba can stop the worsening of the disease which all experts agree is one of the very serious problems facing us now. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease that destroys the brain tissues and triggers the mental decline known as dementia, which gradually becomes worse over time with no cure. This is why everyone would like to know if ginkgo biloba can protect against dementia.
Unfortunately, there are still no research on those, but there are some promising results in clinical trials with extracts from the ginkgo biloba tree. In one study, mice were given a small amount of the extract every day. Some of the results showed that the mice did have a lesser risk of developing cataracts. However, more study is required to understand whether these outcomes are legitimate or not, especially as there are still numerous uncertainties regarding unwanted effects.