Ginkgo Plant
Black Cohosh Ginkgo Biloba Dong Quai Ginseng Red Clover Soy Vitex Macafem
Black Cohosh
Black cohosh grows in the woods of eastern North America
Ginkgo Biloba
Traditionally used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years
Dong Quai
Dong Quai is often referred to as "the female ginseng"
Ginseng
The Chinese word "rénshén" means "man root" in English
Red Clover
Originates from Asia, parts of Northern Africa, and Central Europe
Soy
Traditionally used in the Orient as a source of protein and medicine
Vitex
Vitex agnus-castus is also called chaste tree
Macafem
Originates from the Andean mountains of Perú

Ginkgo Plant

Ginkgo plant (Ginkgo Biloba) is one of the oldest living tree species (200 million years). This plant can grow up to 120 feet tall and live for as long as 1000 years. Ginkgo plant's leaves and fruit seeds are believed to have medicinal properties; however, the fruit pulp is toxic and should be handled with care.

How does ginkgo plant work?

Ginkgo plant increases levels of estrogen (a key hormone that plays a role in several bodily functions) by supplying the body with phytoestrogens, botanical compounds with a chemical structure very similar to human estrogen. Ginkgo plant also has other unique properties that can help to relieve certain disorders specific to women.

What is ginkgo plant used for?

The ancient Chinese used Ginkgo plant as an herbal medicine to treat asthma and to improve blood circulation and mental performance.

Currently, Ginkgo plant is used to:

Ginkgo Plant. Improve blood flow to most tissues and
organs
. Correct sleep disturbances.

Ginkgo plant relieves these menopause symptoms:

. Vascular Disease
. Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
. Dementia and Alzheimer's disease
. Memory lapses

Pros and cons for using ginkgo plant for menopause

PROS

Ginkgo Plant enhances memory: This herb was used in traditional Chinese medicine to enhance memory, and today research has confirmed that Ginkgo is an effective memory enhancer.

Ginkgo Plant stimulates blood circulation: Ginkgo Plant is a strong anti-oxidant that can improve nerve cell function and increase blood flow to the nervous system and brain.

Ginkgo Plant relieves hearing disorders: Nerve damage and certain blood vessel conditions can result in tinnitus (ringing in the ears or head when no external sound is existent), which Ginkgo Plant can help to correct.

CONS

Ginkgo Plant is very limited for relieving menopause symptoms. Memory lapse is the only menopause symptom Ginkgo Plant can treat effectively.

Ginkgo PlantGinkgo Plant can be harmful. Raw Ginkgo Plant seeds contain a chemical called Bilobatoxin, which can induce seizures if consumed. Ingesting large quantities even of cooked seeds can cause intoxication.

Ginkgo Plant has adverse effects, especially for those with blood circulation conditions or individuals taking anti-coagulants, such as aspirin or warfarin. Ginkgo should not be used by pregnant women or if taking anti-depressants.

Conclusions about ginkgo plant

Ginkgo plant is great for alleviating the menopause symptom such as memory lapses. However, Ginkgo plant has been criticized because it adds artificial hormones to the body, and thus can trigger side effects, including serious problems like breast cancer.

There are other alternative treatments which are just as helpful as Ginkgo plant, but without the side effects. Non-estrogenic herbs, for example, are a great option for treating menopause symptoms. Read more in the following article.

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Macafem
Is an Andean plant regarded as one of the best treatments for menopause symptoms because of it boosts the endocrine system.
Dong Quai
Is an Asian plant that has been used for thousands of years to treat gynecological problems, blood disorders, and as a sedative.
Ginkgo Biloba
Is a popular and ancient Chinese herbal remedy used to improve circulation, mental performance, and menopause symptoms.
Ginseng
Is a root widely used by Chinese, Koreans and Native Americans as a preventative treatment and to increase vitality.
Soy
Is a healthy, low-fat source of protein and is used as treat menopause because of its high amount of phytoestrogens.
Red Clover
Is a variety of Clover with a high nutritional value and it's widely used as an immune-booster and menopause relief, but it has some side effects.
Black Cohosh
Is a phytoestrogenic herb from eastern North America and it is used as a supplement to treat several illnesses, including menopause symptoms.
Vitex
Used since roman times to help women with hormonal imbalances, but pregnant women should avoid it.
Which herb should women try? Today women are looking for relief from their menopause symptoms with herbs. Phytoestrogenic herbs and non-estrogenic herbs are good in relieving menopause symptoms, but recent studies show that non-estrogenic herbs have no side effects because they help the body to produce its own hormones instead of introducing hormones like the phytoestrogenic ones. Learn more about non-estrogenic herbs for menopause.
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