How Ginkgo Biloba Works
Ginkgo biloba is a popular herbal remedy because of its beneficial effects in improving circulation and relieving the symptoms of menopause. Ginkgo is known as a brain stimulant and it can help improve memory capacity and support cognitive function.
Ginkgo leaves contain the chemicals flavonoids and terpenoids which work as antioxidants, reducing the number of damaging particles in the body that can cause serious conditions such as cancer.
Also, because Ginkgo is a phytoestrogen herb, it contains vegetable substances with a similar chemical structure to estrogen, and so it restores hormone imbalance. Below you can find out what effects Ginkgo has on the body.
Ginkgo biloba Properties
Ginkgo has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries because of its healing properties. The main benefit of Ginkgo biloba for menopausal women is in improving circulation.
Each Ginkgo leaf contains the chemicals flavonoids and terpenoids which scientists argue have powerful antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are useful for the human body as they get rid of damaging particles (known as free radicals) which the body produces naturally.
Therefore, chemicals contained in Ginkgo biloba leaves are beneficial because they help the body to neutralize free radicals and this helps to boost circulation. This is good news for women during menopause because they are more likely to suffer from circulatory problems.
To learn more about the effects of these properties on the body please continue reading.
How Ginkgo biloba Works on the Body
Ginkgo benefits menopausal women in two ways. Firstly, Ginkgo reduces the number of free radicals (damaging particles) in the body. Free radicals can contribute to diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer´s, and can also cause premature aging.
Because of its ability to reduce the number of free radicals, Ginkgo biloba improves blood flow to the brain and nourishes brain cells. It can therefore be used to relieve vascular disease and ease some of the symptoms of menopause, such as memory lapses.
The second way in which Ginkgo biloba benefits menopausal women is by raising estrogen levels. During menopause estrogen levels decrease and many believe this contributes to a number of menopausal problems, particularly related to memory performance. Because Ginkgo contains phytoestrogens (vegetable substances with a similar chemical structure to estrogen) it raises hormone levels by replacing human hormones with plant substitutes.
Now that how Ginkgo biloba works has been explained. Click the following link to read the next section about the different uses of Ginkgo biloba.
Conclusions About Ginkgo biloba
Ginkgo has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries because of its beneficial effects in improving circulation and relieving a variety of ailments. Because it is an antioxidant properties and ability to raise estrogen levels, Ginkgo is helpful for menopausal women.
However, because Ginkgo biloba is a phytoestrogenic herb and causes side effects, it is criticized by many health professionals.
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