For those who love to take natural or herbal supplements on daily basis, Ginkgo Biloba will be the one that you have to be aware of.
In Chinese herbology, Ginkgo Nut (Bai Guo/Yin Xing) is slightly toxic Bai Guo can help with elimination of dampness, stopping vaginal discharge, and great for incontinence. It can also stop coughing and wheezing and expel phlegm.
Now when it comes to the Ginkgo Biloba (Yin Xing Ye or Ginkgo leaf), it is also slight toxic as well. It is supposed to help enhance memory if it is used at an appropriate amount.
A recent study in March 2013, scientists with the National Toxicology Program (NTP), which is also a part of the National Institutes of Health, gave male and female rats and mice three different doses fo Ginkgo Biloba extract five times a week. After two years, the researchers found significant evidence that Ginkgo Biloba caused liver cancer in mice and some evidence showed that it can cause thyroid cancer in rats.
Since in those previous experiments, large does of Ginkgo Biloba were used in animals, it is important to note that it is not wise for human to use Ginkgo Biloba as daily use supplement. If you are not sure how much is too much, it is better to seek professional advice from a certified herbalist or licensed acupuncturist before taking this particular supplement.
matty Hui, C.HT., C.M.T., MSAOM, D.D.
Matty Hui (a.k.a Lingfei) holds her B.S. degree in Holistic Science and M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Furthermore, she is currently pursuing her Ph.D studies in Eastern and Western Medicine research.
K. Steinborn, C.Ht.
Karrie is a Pranic Healer, a Hypnotherapist, and an ordained minister. She also uses her own life experience to help guide the others through the process of growth and change regardless if it is using hypnosis or energy work.
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