Most of us living in the Western hemisphere associate the Ginkgo Biloba and its herbal extract with Chinese Medicine, and the lore that follows its health and life-giving properties. However, the extract of this Chinese herb has been studied extensively in the West, mostly in Germany and France, since the late 1970s and early 1980s and has confirmed that it does indeed offer a host of miraculous benefits for the human body. It appears that traditional Chinese doctors were not lying when they touted Ginkgo as the “Ancient Tree of Longevity.” Live long and prosper with this ancient herb, and discover how it benefits the human body now.
Improves Asthma And COPD Symptoms
Regarding treating Asthma, Ginkgo has produced the following two positive results in randomized tests: reduction in hyper-responsiveness of the bronchial airways and a reduction in bronchial spasms. In one particular study, Asthma patients who used high doses of Ginkgo extract showed a ten to fifteen percent improvement in FEVI, a measure of exhalation. Other studies have shown similar results as well as the overall reduction of lung cell inflammation of those suffering from Asthma.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients can also derive various benefits from Ginkgo supplementation since Ginkgo contains anti-inflammatory properties such as ginkgolide B. Ginkgolide B helps to relieve the symptom of obstructive airways caused by COPD, specifically its most dangerous component, platelet-activating Factor (PAF), which can lead to life-threatening bronchoconstriction.