NewAge Gathering

Health in the New Age

‘Stroke’

Alternative and Complementary Medicine for Stroke

Ginkgo Biloba Ginkgo biloba is used both to prevent and treat stroke. It helps to prevent blood clots from developing and increases blood flow to the brain. This herb has also been shown to inhibit free-radical formation. Ginkgo is widely used in Europe to treat complications of stroke, including memory and balance problems, vertigo and disturbed thought processes. Many studies show that this herb increases blood flow to the brain. Ginkgo also helps reduce fragility of the capillaries. (Capillaries are the tiny blood vessels that fan throughout your body.) This can help prevent hemorrhagic stroke. European physicians often prescribe an extract of ginkgo leaves for stroke survivors. Many doctors say that ginkgo prevents the stroke and, more importantly, it is nontoxic. Select a product containing at least 24 percent ginkgo heterosides (sometimes… Read More