It is also one of the longest living trees in the world. Some currently living ginkgo biloba trees are around 1500 years old.
Studies have shown that Ginkgo is also effective in treating mental illness (Alzheimer’s, Dementia) and provides a boost in memory by improving blood and oxygen circulation to the brain.
What it consists of:
Its secret lays behind two natural chemicals; flavonoids and terpenoids. Both are antioxidants that help eliminate free radicals, which are compounds in the body that cause damage to brain cells, heart disease and cancer.
Flavonoids have been proven to protect nerves, cells, heart muscles, arteries and blood vessels. Terpenoids on the other hand improve blood flow and circulation by expanding (dilating) blood vessels and protecting platelets.
Ginkgo Biloba is primarily used worldwide for the treatment of dementia and brain cell damage. More recent studies have found the following ginkgo biloba benefits:
+ Improved memory, cognitive functions, and concentration.
+ Enhances the ability to learn and remember information.
+ Helps combat mild to moderate depression
It has been shown to be more effective that many prescription medications in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.