Gingko Biloba: The Living Fossil

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Gingko Biloba: The Living Fossil

Gingko Biloba: The Living Fossil

Ginkgo biloba is the world’s oldest living plant, known as a “living fossil” because it has no close living relatives, and appears to be the same as a plant species dating back 270 million years (Permian) in the fossil record.  This exceptionally hardy species survived a number of mass extinctions, and was found to be the only surviving tree near the epicenter of the Hiroshima atomic bomb blast. It is also one of a rare few (6%) dioecious flowering plants, meaning it has distinct male and female organisms.

Ginkgo not only has a reputation for longevity, with some plants living to over 1,000 years, but as a longevity-enhancing medicine. Indeed, a solid body of clinical research indicates that it is useful in age-associated cognitive decline, e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, as well as age-associated visual disturbances such as glaucoma. There is also indication that is may slow the aging process within the mitochondria of certain cells.

What is even more remarkable is that this plant has been shown capable of articulating over 30 different beneficial pharmacological actions that may be of medicinal value in over 100 health conditions. Those conditions in the “A” group are listed below:

  • Aging
  • Aging: Brain
  • Allergic Airway Diseases
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Aluminum Toxicity
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Anosmia
  • Arterial Thickening
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Aspiring-Induced Toxicity
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
  • Autism
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

Ginkgo biloba is the world’s oldest living plant, known as a “living fossil” because it has no close living relatives, and appears to be the same as a plant species dating back 270 million years (Permian) in the fossil record.  This exceptionally hardy species survived a number of mass extinctions, and was found to be the only surviving tree near the epicenter of the Hiroshima atomic bomb blast. It is also one of a rare few (6%) dioecious flowering plants, meaning it has distinct male and female organisms.

Ginkgo not only has a reputation for longevity, with some plants living to over 1,000 years, but as a longevity-enhancing medicine. Indeed, a solid body of clinical research indicates that it is useful in age-associated cognitive decline, e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, as well as age-associated visual disturbances such as glaucoma. There is also indication that is may slow the aging process within the mitochondria of certain cells.

Ginkgo biloba is the world’s oldest living plant, known as a “living fossil” because it has no close living relatives, and appears to be the same as a plant species dating back 270 million years (Permian) in the fossil record.  This exceptionally hardy species survived a number of mass extinctions, and was found to be the only surviving tree near the epicenter of the Hiroshima atomic bomb blast. It is also one of a rare few (6%) dioecious flowering plants, meaning it has distinct male and female organisms.

Ginkgo not only has a reputation for longevity, with some plants living to over 1,000 years, but as a longevity-enhancing medicine. Indeed, a solid body of clinical research indicates that it is useful in age-associated cognitive decline, e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, as well as age-associated visual disturbances such as glaucoma. There is also indication that is may slow the aging process within the mitochondria of certain cells.

 

Article Source: GreenMedInfo

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