Many studies have been done on the Ginkgo biloba extract for its benefits and effectiveness in treating Acrocyanosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Cerebral atherosclerosis, Cerebral insufficiencies, Dementia and Depression, Menopause, Peripheral and cerebral circulatory stimulation, Peripheral vascular disease, Raynaud’s syndrome, Retinopathy, Senility, Short-term memory loss, and Vascular Diseases and the benefits may be many. More research is required to confirm this as well.
Alzheimer’s disease is marked by the major loss of nerve cells in the brain, especially those in areas controlling memory and thinking. Ginkgo biloba comes in to facilitate better blood flow throughout the body, particularly the brain. There, it both protects and promotes memory and mental function. Its antioxidants also help to slow the destruction of nerves. It certainly has noticeable, possitive effects on a sick brain as well as a healthy, although it still requires a lot of research to conclude exactly what it does.
You should avoid it if you suffer from allergies to mango rind, poison oak, poison ivy, cashew shell oil or poison sumac. If taken at the apropriate dose and during a limited period of time, ginkgo leaf extract is regarded as safe, but there are a few, minor, possible side effects, such as:
Ginkgo has a thinning effect on the blood, which may increase the risk of bruising and bleeding. The seeds are poisonous and should not be taken.
Apart from allergies, there are a few conditions that may be negatively affected by taking its extract, these include:
So you should always ask your doctor’s advice before trying any new supplements, but especially if you are any of the above conditions.