Maidenhair tree has been used for centuries by Asian cultures as part of their diets in order to improve their longevity and as a natural remedy in order to treat and relief serious and minor maladies. After years of research, scientists were able to track down a ginkgo tree in China and discovered that the tree was not extinct because the monks at a monastery had been growing them for decades. The good news is that with discovery a whole new range of possibilities opened up for European and American countries who are trying to find more natural ways of dealing with illnesses.
In the French and German countries, government agencies have already authorized the use of maidenhair tree by-products to tree illnesses like Parkinson and Alzheimer. In the USA, things have started to change as well because the pharmaceutical industry has realized that the tree has many beneficial qualities and has started to manufacture products containing ginkgo.
Studies have shown that using products that contain ginkgo can help patients who suffer from memory loss. It can also help patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other patients who have brain-related maladies. Ginkgo is also useful to treat breathing-related problems and leg pain. The reason is because maidenhair tree contains two substances that are good for our bodies. One of them is Vitamin P that will act as a strong antioxidant; the other is lactone that will improve the condition of the protoplasm. However, there is a study which claims that using ginkgo products is not all about benefits.
The study stated that there are some risks associated with the intake of ginkgo products. In some cases, patients have experienced nausea and vomiting after taking the products with ginkgo. In some other cases pounding headaches appeared. But that is nothing compared to what is to come. The study also stated firmly that when maidenhair tree products are taken and the patient is under traditional medication some complications may arise.
When patients combine ginkgo products with de-coagulant medication, there are high chances of bleeding. The problem is that the de-coagulant medication effect is ineffective because of the intake of ginkgo products. When patients combine ginkgo products with painkillers and antibiotics they can also get the same results. Therefore, you need to be very cautious when taking maidenhair tree products in order to avoid risks.
Pregnant women or women who are breast-feeding their babies should stay away from ginkgo products in order to avoid bleeding problems not only for them but also for their babies.