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  Ginkgo Biloba: Encyclopedia of Medicine
Ginkgo biloba, known as the maidenhair tree, is one of the oldest trees on Earth, once part of the flora of the Mesozoic period.
Ginkgo leaves, fresh or dry, and seeds, separated from the outer layer of the fruit, are used medicinally.
Ginkgo extract also acts to eliminate damaging free-radicals in the body, and has been shown to be effective in treatment of premenstrual syndrome, relieving tender or painful breasts.
health.enotes.com /medicine-encyclopedia/ginkgo-biloba   (1263 words)

 Ginkgo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ginkgo is a gymnosperm (as opposed to an angiosperm), meaning "naked seed"; its seeds are not protected by an ovary wall and hence, the berry-like structures produced by female ginkgo trees are technically not fruit.
The fertilization of ginkgo seeds is by motile sperm; similar to cycads, ferns, mosses and the algae.
The ginkgo is the official tree of the city of Kumamoto, and two leaves form the symbol of the University of Tokyo, the main campus of which is famous for its numerous ginkgos.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ginkgo   (2315 words)

 Ginkgo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ginkgo is said to be effective for a wide range of clinical conditions, many of which are seemingly unrelated in their etiology and pathogenesis.
Ginkgo may therefore be of value for the prevention and treatment of various manifestations of aging, as well as conditions resulting from ischemia or hypoxia.
Ginkgo is a strong inhibitor of platelet-activating factor and might therefore have some value in the prevention or treatment of asthma.
www.thorne.com /altmedrev/fulltext/ginkgo1-4.html   (3250 words)

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Ginkgo biloba L. The ginkgo, Ginkgo biloba, sometimes also known as the maidenhair tree, is a unique tree in the world today.
The same name is used in Japan, where ginkgo later transplanted, but the Japanese pronunciation is ginkyō, and this is what the Westerners heard in the eighteenth century.
Extracts from the ginkgo leaves contain flavonoid glycosides - among others - ginkgolides and are therefore used as a pharmaceutical.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/g/gi/ginkgo.html   (486 words)

BCC purchased a small Ginkgo tree in spring, 2004, to replace the two removed; it is located near the NW corner of the L building on the BCC campus.
The Ginkgo tree is a related to the group of plants classified as gymnosperms, or conifers.
Ginkgo trees are dioecious; male and female cones are found on separate plants.
scidiv.bcc.ctc.edu /rkr/ginkgo/Ginkgo.html   (814 words)

 Ginkgo - Herbal Index - herbindex.net
Ginkgo is a gymnosperm (as opposed to an angiosperm), meaning “naked seed”; its seeds are not protected by a fruit.
Ginkgos are medium-large deciduous trees, reaching 20–35 m tall (some specimens in China being over 50 m), with an often angular crown and long, somewhat erratic branches.
Ginkgo should also not be used by pregnant women or people with a blood clotting disorder without consulting a doctor first.
www.herbindex.net /ginkgo.html   (1080 words)

 HRF Greenpapers: Ginkgo
Ginkgo has been used as food and medicine for more than 4,000 years, and traditional Chinese herbalists still rely on the plant for the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, and brain disorders.
The wide-reaching benefits of ginkgo are thought to be largely due to its effects as an antioxidant, or free radical scavenger.
By preventing free radical damage, ginkgo appears to stabilize cell membranes and render blood vessel walls and red blood cells more flexible, improving the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain, limbs, and other areas supplied by tiny capillaries, such as the eyes and ears.
www.herbs.org /greenpapers/ginkgo.htm   (1010 words)

What got ginkgo leaf into the mainstream of research was the investment by European pharmaceutical companies (a consortium of French and German manufacturers) who developed a standardized concentrated extract of ginkgo leaf given to researchers for testing and marketed to doctors.
In the case of ginkgo, there are no wild trees remaining, with the possible exception of some of the most ancient ones which might have been left in their original place.
One ginkgo in Sendai, Japan, is said to have been planted over the grave of an emperor's wet nurse, who vowed to Buddha that she would give milk to all women who had none for their babies.
www.itmonline.org /arts/ginkgo.htm   (3449 words)

 MedlinePlus Herbs and Supplements: Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba L.)
Available evidence demonstrates ginkgo's efficacy in the management of intermittent claudication, Alzheimer's/multi-infarct dementia, and "cerebral insufficiency" (a syndrome thought to be secondary to atherosclerotic disease, characterized by impaired concentration, confusion, decreased physical performance, fatigue, headache, dizziness, depression, and anxiety).
Ginkgo may be effective in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, based on human and animal studies that show blood vessel relaxant properties, which may improve blood flow in the penis to achieve an erection.
Based on laboratory research, ginkgo may add to the effects of herbs or supplements that affect levels of serotonin in the blood or brain, and could increase the risk of serotonin syndrome (a condition characterized by muscle stiffness, increased heart rate, hyperthermia, restlessness, and sweating).
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-ginkgo.html   (4803 words)

 ThirdAge: Ginkgo
In addition, ginkgo appears to be effective for the treatment of restricted circulation in the legs due to hardening of the arteries known as intermittent claudication.
Ginkgo has also been proposed as a treatment for depression and diabetic retinopathy, but there is little evidence that it is effective for these conditions.
Ginkgo (and other drugs used for dementia) may instead function by directly stimulating nerve-cell activity and protecting nerve cells from further injury, 45 although improvement in circulatory capacity may also play a role.
www.thirdage.com /healthgate/files/21740.html   (5235 words)

 Ginkgo Biloba Research Update by Ray Sahelian, M.D. dementia, erectile function, memory
Ginkgo extracts are among the most widely studied and prescribed drugs in Europe to alleviate symptoms associated with a wide range of conditions.
Ginkgo biloba appears to be useful in memory loss due to aging or Alzheimer's disease, but is probably of little benefit in the young who have normal brain function and memory.
The Ginkgo biloba (n=19) and the placebo groups (n=18) were divided; each to be administered with Ginkgo biloba and placebo respectively for 2 months by means of a randomized placebo-controlled, double-blind study.
www.raysahelian.com /ginkgo.html   (5265 words)

Ginkgo is widely grown as an ornamental under adverse conditions such as inner city environs.
Ginkgo leaf extract, standardized to percentages of the known active constituents, is now among the best-selling phytomedicine in Europe.
The authors concluded that the results of the evaluation of these ginkgo studies were consistent with the quality of scientific research on a conventional pharmaceutical drug.
www.herbalgram.org /default.asp?c=ginkgo   (2260 words)

The ginkgo tree is one of the oldest types of trees in the world.
Ginkgo seeds have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and cooked seeds are occasionally eaten.
Ginkgo is also being studied by NCCAM for asthma, symptoms of multiple sclerosis, vascular function (intermittent claudication), cognitive decline, sexual dysfunction due to antidepressants, and insulin resistance.
nccam.nih.gov /health/ginkgo   (534 words)

The Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), frequently misspelled as "Gingko", and sometimes known as the Maidenhair Tree, is a unique tree with no close living relatives.
Although it is widely held that fertilization of ginkgo seeds occurs just before or after they fall in early autumn, embryos ordinarily occur in seeds just before and after they drop from the tree.
Extreme examples of the Ginkgo's tenacity may be seen in Hiroshima, Japan, where four trees growing between 1–2 km from the 1945 atom bomb explosion were among the few living things in the area to survive the blast (photos & details).
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Ginkgo   (2264 words)

 Introduction to the Ginkgoales
Ginkgo extracts have played a crucial role in Chinese herbal medicine for many centuries.
It is amazing that this plant might not even exist today had it not been for the Buddhist monks in Japan and China who cultivated it in their temple gardens and adopted it as a sacred tree.
Although Ginkgo biloba is the only extant species of ginkgos today, many ginkgo relatives have been found in the fossil record.
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /seedplants/ginkgoales/ginkgo.html   (486 words)

 GINKGO BILOBA-The Ginkgo Pages-The tree
In earlier classification systems the Ginkgo tree was placed in the class Coniferopsida, because it is thought to be more related to conifers than to any other gymnosperm, but the two groups appear to have evolved independently.
The majority of ginkgos live as a hardy ornamental tree, being nearly cosmopolitan, specimen are planted around the globe in almost any temperate and subtropical areas.
The Ginkgo tree is particularly resistant to insect pests and to fungal, viral and bacterial diseases as well as to ozone and sulfer dioxide pollution, fire and even radioactive radiation (atom bomb WWII).
www.xs4all.nl /~kwanten/thetree.htm   (2816 words)

 Ginkgo - the maidenhair tree
Seeds of the ginkgo that he collected were sent back to the Netherlands, and this was one of the first oriental trees widely grown in the west as an ornamental shade tree.
In addition to use as a delicacy, the ginkgo has been used in traditional Chinese medicine, and is enjoying popularity now in "alternative" health circles.
Mayanagi Makoto: "The discovery of the ginkgo and its transfer to Japan" - a paper that I've relied on extensively in researching ginkgo origins.
imaginatorium.org /sano/ginkgo.htm   (1534 words)

 GINKGO (Ginkgo biloba) - ORAL side effects, medical uses, and drug interactions.
USES: Ginkgo leaves have been used for improving blood flow, memory loss due to certain brain problems (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, stroke), as well as for relieving dizziness, and for ringing in the ears.
Ginkgo may decrease the ability of blood to clot.
Ginkgo is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
www.medicinenet.com /ginkgo_ginkgo_biloba-oral/article.htm   (524 words)

 Ginkgo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In '97, Julien Borle stepped in to take Mamet's place on bass, and Ginkgo subsequently reinvented their sound with the help of samplers, synthesizers, and an array of keyboards.
Taking advantage of the late '90s electronic music boom in France, Ginkgo worked closely alongside up-and-coming French DJs to hone a sound that falls somewhere between the refined funk of Rinocerose and the deft downtempo of Alex Gopher.
With their catchy pop ethic and resolutely underground sound, Ginkgo could be the biggest to come out of France since Air leaped into the limelight.
www.epitonic.com /artists/ginkgo.html   (329 words)

 GINKGO BILOBA -The Ginkgo Pages -Index
The Ginkgo as a symbol, in art, as ornamental tree, its wood, leaves and seeds, a recipe and its usage as a herbal medicine.
Where can special Ginkgo biloba trees be seen in the world with photos and details about them.
This non-commercial homepage is the most complete website about Ginkgo biloba on the internet.
www.xs4all.nl /~kwanten   (187 words)

 Ginkgo Gardens, award winning garden and landscape / garden design, small garden works, maintenance and tree surgeons ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ginkgo Gardens, award winning garden and landscape / garden design, small garden works, maintenance and tree surgeons in the London area.
Independent age, the charity which enables older people to remain independent, will be exhibiting the ''Well Garden'' at this year's Hampton court palace flower show.THe garden has been designed to inprove the quality of life of the residents at Independent Age's nursing home in St.Anne's Well,Hove,where the garden will be rebuilt after the show.
GINKGO is a medium size company made up of:
www.ginkgogardens.co.uk   (254 words)

It has been called a "living fossil" because it is so similar to the fossilized remains of this plant.
At the time of the dinosaurs, however, Ginkgo plants were distributed throughout the earth.
Hear an audio clip of how to pronounce Ginkgo biloba
cas.bellarmine.edu /robinson/ginkgoo.htm   (184 words)

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