13 August 2008

Ginkgo
  • Ginkgo biloba trees can live as long as 1000 years.
  • The tree’s leaves are used for medical treatment.
  • The trees are grown in Korea, China, southern France, and in the eastern and southern United States.

Health Benefits of Licorice

  • Ginkgo has proven useful for dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, disorientation, depression, memory loss, headache, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, vertigo, and tinnitus of vascular origin.

Dosage and Administration

  • Adults can 120 mg daily, divided into 2-3 doses.
  • Extract used should be standardized to 25% flavone glycosides.
  • Results in adults begin to be seen after using ginkgo for 4-6 weeks.
  • Big changes in health may take up to six months of use before being noticed.

Warning

  • Ginkgo should not be used by people who have bleeding disorders, or who are taking blood thinners (including aspirin) or NSAID therapy.

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