Gingko Biloba may have an antibiotic effect against Borrelia

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Sulma
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   Posted 2/23/2009 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I've spent the last several days reading research abstracts and herbal reviews by scientists.  One of the things I read was that Gingko Biloba has demonstrated results as a cognitive function enhancer.  The effects are characterized as modest, but measurable. Might be a decent bulwark against brain fog for us, but here's the thing I find exciting.  Gingko is believed to achieve this improvement by increasing blood flow to the brain.
 
Now think about that last part for a moment.  If Gingko even marginally increases blood flow to the brain, then over time the aggregate effect of bringing in more oxygen could potentially have an antibiotic action againt an anaerobic bacterial infection in the brain.  Borrelia is an anaerobic bacterial infection. 
 
If we're talking about taking Gingko 3 times a day for months, then that's months of near constant increased oxygen exposure.  Certainly far less oxygen than a hyperbaric treatment, but for a much greater amount of time.  If Gingko is taken 3x daily as I saw reccommended, and it begins increasing bloodflow right away, that could be 16-18 hours a day of increased oxygen flow to the brain for as many months or years you take it.    

dorit
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   Posted 2/24/2009 6:38 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Sulma!

Have you heard of Bacopa monnieri ( mentioned translations are:Water Hyssop, Thyme leaved graticula, Moneywort, also known as "Brahmi"); it also increases the bloodflow in the brain (oxygen level increase !), it operates as an antioxidant; used for asthma, bronchitis, allergies, arthritis, rheumatic disorder, high cholesterol level, hair loss, fever, depression, irregular menstruation, anxiety, lack of concentration, nervous breakdown.

I get along with this better than with gingko

I tried to find at least some information in English: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/112751472/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0 (here mentioned alonside with gingko, and others), the article can be downloaded as pdf; it seems to be informative.

greetings, dorit.

 

 

Post Edited (dorit) : 2/24/2009 5:48:48 AM (GMT-7)

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