The Eclectic Physician
Natural Health Care
by Beth Burch N.D.
Can be the symptom of brain disorders and in people over 50, Alzheimers
Stress, lack of sleep and poor nutrition can all decrease cognitive
abilities, so adequate rest, a good diet and a vitamin mineral supplement,
exercise and stress management techniques can all help memory.
Ginkgo-has been shown
in studies to improve memory by increasing blood flow to the brain. A study
with healthy young women showed significant memory improvement while taking
Ginkgo. Most people report benefits
in 2-3 weeks, but usage for several months will result in maximum effectiveness.
Dosage- Liquid extract- 1 teaspoon three times a day
Dry herb in capsules- 1000 mg three times a day
Standardized extract (24% heteroside content)- 40 mg three times a
Caution: Do not take with any medications that thin the blood, including
aspirin or ibuprofen. Do not use Ginkgo
if you have a bleeding disorder without consulting your health care provider.
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