Remedial effects of the ginkgo biloba plant – Part 1
- Ginkgo biloba makes blood clean and fluent.
- Ginkgo biloba strengthens blood vessels.
- Ginkgo biloba cures arteriosclerosis.
Ginkgo biloba makes blood clean and fluent.
Ginkgo biloba has the effect of lowering blood viscosity, i.e. making it more fluent, and spreading out the blood vessels. This effect is achieved mainly due to such ginkgo components as ginkgo flavonoids and ginkgolide. Vasodilator drugs are widely used in conventional medicine. These drugs work by dilating blood vessels quickly and forcibly, which may create sudden drops in blood pressure and cause serious side-effects. Ginkgo biloba achieves similar effects more slowly and naturally, starting from smaller peripheral blood vessels and extending this effect to the bigger blood vessels. In this way, ginkgo biloba extract puts no extra burden on the heart or blood vessels. Naturally there are cases when vasodilatator drugs must be used in order to achieve a quick effect, but ginkgo biloba may be better for achieving a long-term effect. Blood vessel dilation and the blood thinning effects of ginkgo biloba start to reveal themselves on average after 4–6 weeks after starting ginkgo biloba treatment. As blood vessels spread out, naturally blood starts flowing more smoothly, and the coefficient of blood viscosity is reduced. Blood can now reach every corner of our organism and discharge more waste products. Consequently blood gets cleaner and even more fluent. We will touch on this later in detail, but ginkgo biloba extract is capable of making the blood itself thinner by suppressing active oxygen.