Macular treatment using eye supplements includes specific herbs - and one of these is Ginkgo Biloba Herb.
Natural macular treatment, with foods and supplements, is beneficial for your eyes and your sight * as a treatment or prevention strategy on its own * to support your eye health during surgery or other medical forms of treatment for macular degeneration.
In this site you’ll learn about the vision-specific nutrients that help eye health - see our ‘Eye Health Nutrients’ posts on Antioxidant Nutrition,Lutein, and Bilberry. Now let’s look at Ginkgo Biloba herb.
Ginkgo Biloba (named from the Japanese ‘yin-kwo’, meaning ’silver fruit’) is in fact the maidenhair tree, native to Japan, China and Korea. It was introduced to Europe in around 1730. Now ginkgo biloba leaf extract is widely used as a medicinal herb throughout the world.
Obviously it’s a herb we need to take in supplement form, as we can’t eat it fresh daily. Also it works in synergy with other herbs and nutrients when taken in a combination supplement.
Gingko Biloba Herb is known for its anti-aging properties and is used to enhance memory, concentration and healthy brain functions. It’s used for circulatory disorders and to treat stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. It’s even used to counter vertigo. Also for depression - and many more applications. No wonder it is used so widely.
What are the Benefits of Ginkgo Biloba Herb in Macular Treatment?
Gingko Biloba Herb:
1. contains special phytonutrients
2. improves blood circulation to the eye, the optic nerve and the macula
3. maintains smooth blood flow to the macula
4. helps balance pressure within the eye
5. works as an antioxidant - like bilberry, it contains antioxidants with an affinity for the retina
6. is very safe to take in normal quantities
(If you’re already taking medication, consult with your doctor before you start herbal supplements, to check re. possible blood-thinning properties etc.)
Multiple studies with ginkgo biloba herb have shown:
1. improved vision in patients with visual field damage (taking 40mg ginkgo biloba extract long-term)
2.improved vision for people with macular degeneration after just one month
3.significantly improved vision after 6 months (taking 80mg twice a day)
Ginkgo Biloba herb is very beneficial in any supplement you choose for macular treatment.
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