Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Ginkgo biloba: A Thousand Year old Memory Sharpener

Ginkgo biloba: A Thousand Year old Memory Booster

By: Arlene Gentallan

Ginkgo Biloba sharpens memory and enhances attention
Ginkgo Biloba sharpens memory and enhances attention.


Ginkgo biloba has a medicinal reputation spanning thousands of years. Several research has show that ginkgo biloba can sharpen memory. This is especially beneficial among older adults.

Did you know that ginkgo biloba is the the oldest living species of tree in the world? It's like a living fossil. Close relative of ginkgo biloba tree are all extinct. The ginkgo species dates back to over 200 million years ago.

It enhances the memory and increases attention span by improving blood circulation to the brain. Gingko biloba also improves the brain's utilization of energy source "glucose." It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory property which fights off damaging free radicals to prevent pre-mature aging.



Students

        Gingko biloba has been studied among university students and has been shown to improve performance on tests of attention and memory.



Stress

       Stress bears a significant impact to the mind which can lead to cognitive impairment and learning problems. Ginkgo biloba extract has been shown as an effective natural medicine, normalizing cognitive deficits.


Ginkgo biloba is a popular food supplement and herbal tea product to battle the demands of modern life.




Alzheimer’s & Dementia

        Consuming ginkgo biloba has also been shown to slow down the progression of  memory loss in people with progressive memory loss like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It's effect of improving circulation to the brain is beneficial especially to the older population.



Headache & Dizziness

Ginkgo biloba can also be taken by those with migraine to decrease their headache's frequency and duration.



Reference:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15739076
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15886416
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20459350
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19415441