Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hidden medicinal benefits in Ginkgo and Primrose herbs

In the next few paragraphs, two herbs with precious medicinal characteristics will be introduced.

1) Ginkgo Biloba:

This is a very ancient specie of trees that has been used for a long time for its valuable leaves in Chinese Medicine. The Ginkgo leaves are used by all age groups because of the memory and concentration improvement characteristics.

The leaves are also considered effective antioxidants as they have the potential to fight free radicals - which are damaged cells strolling in the blood stream and leading to problems such as heart disease in long term.    

They also aid the Nervous System and decrease stress levels.
Taking in the points above, the fact that the larger fraction of consumers of this remedy are students and occupants of stress-related jobs, seems logical.

2) Primrose Oil:

From the past, the native Indian Americans have used the roots and leaves of this plant for healing wounds and respiratory problems, but after being introduced to Europe in the 17th century, the rich oil extracted from the seeds of the plant was put under the spotlight.  

The medical benefits of the oil is hidden in an acid called Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). Some of these benefits include keeping the balance of blood pressure and body temperature, relieving arthritis pain and maintaining the health of the skin. 

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