Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 145.

PICRIC ACID.

 

IT IS A GREAT REMEDY FOR THE ILL-EFFECTS CAUSED BY OVER-STUDYING AND GREAT EXHAUSTION.

 This remedy is derived from Picric acid.

It suits subjects who are warm blooded, sensitive to heat, with a desire for cold air and cold bathing which ameliorates the patient.

 It is a great remedy for too much studying or over-taxing the brain.  It is particularly useful in headache in students, business and computer engineers from over-study, fatigue, grief or depressing emotions.  It suits subjects, who sit still and are disinclined to work.

It is useful in prevent the degeneration of the spinal cord.  It is also useful in case of Dementia with prostration.

It is useful in writer’s palsy. It is useful in subjects who have pin and needles sensation in the extremities.

It suits subjects, who have small boils within the ears and the back of the neck.

It suits male subjects who have profuse emissions with great exhaustion.  It cures impotency and spermatorrhea when the mind is unable to control lustful emotions.

TIPS FROM THE MASTERS…

 If a mental shock arises from death of a near relative, followed by languor, lassitude or exhaustion, think of PICRIC ACID.

Dr. Wallace Mckenge, M.D.

In post influenza nervous asthenias, there are 3 remedies, which I have found of the greatest value, viz, PICRIC ACID, PHOSPHORIC ACID & COCCULUS INDICUS. In all the three, there is the same feeling of weariness and inability to sustain any mental effort.

Dr. D.M. Borland, M.B., Ch.B, F.F.Hom (Lond).

PICRIC ACID is as near a specific for small furuncles in any part of the body as any remedy can be.  In the meatus externus, it aborts the furuncle if seen early, and mitigates if advanced as well as corrects the habit.

Dr. Houghton.

Sheer exhaustion, could drop in tracks: CHINA, PICRIC ACID & CONIUM.

Dr. Andrew Kellner.

HELONIAS is an excellent remedy where there is a tired, acing feeling and some burning in the back and legs.  This is common enough with women and no remedy, unless it is PICRIC ACID relieves more promptly. The debility of HELONIAS is the result of impaired nutrition.

Dr. Farrington, M.D.

In any psychosomatic group of patients there are those with present fatigue, worse in the morning, who say they feel more tired on arising than when they went to bed and also mention that the lease desk work leaves them dragged out and listless.  I will now give more thought to PICRIC ACID.

Dr. Robert L. Redfield, M.D.

Snake Massage – A bizarre therapy.

 

Introduction:

Can you imagine snakes slinking all over your body and yet be a stress reliever? This is a bizarre therapy popular in some Oriental countries and Indonesia. It is believed that once you overcome the initial fear, the unique sensation of snakes sliding over your body would relieve the muscle tension, hence relieve the stress.

Bigger snakes will relieve deeper muscle stiffness while the smaller snakes will give kneading effect. These are similar to deep tissue massage, and light to medium pressure massage techniques administered by humans.

Snake massage causes an Adrenaline Rush:

Snake massage will give you the adrenaline rush that is good for your metabolism. Although not confirmed by any study or research yet, the department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, confirmed the following that snake massage:

  • It prevents the production of insulin
  • It stimulates the synthesis of sugar and fat.

However, an adrenaline rush can be bad as well as it can affect the proper brain functions. It can also lead to chronic stress and subsequent heart failure.

Benefits of a Snake Massage:

Studies on the benefits of massage shows that it is a stress reliever. It improves the blood circulation. This is because the snake’s sliding movement will improve blood circulation as it causes blood to move and that will include to the congested area. Availability of oxygen rich blood to various parts of the body will therefore improve body functions.

Conclusion:

This alternative yet bizarre form of therapy is gaining popularity and you can now find snake massage not only in Indonesia and Thailand, but in health spas in Israel and Russia as well.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 144.

PHYTOLACCA.

 IT IS A USEFUL REMEDY FOR DISEASES OF THE TESTICLES.

 IT IS ALSO USEFUL FOR TUMORS OF THE BREASTS.


  

IT IS USEFUL REMEDY IN TONSILLITIS.

 This remedy is derived from the Pokeroot, which is a branching plant with large branching roots.

It is a wonderful remedy for the breasts and testicles.

It is useful in female subjects, who have breasts that are hard, inflamed and sensitive.  It is especially useful when the breasts are painful and are of a purple hue.  It is useful in breast abscess with inflammation of the breasts.  It is a useful remedy when the mother experiences pain in the nipples radiating to the rest of the body, while nursing the child.

It is useful in benign as well as cancerous tumors of the breasts with enlarged axillary glands.

It is also useful in painful indurations and the swelling of the testicles.

It is useful when the throat in painful, bluish red with much pain in the root of the tongue with swollen tonsils.

It is useful in all ailments, with a lame, sore bruised feeling all over the body, with a desire to move but motion aggravates the pain.  It is useful in shooting pains in the right shoulders with inability to use the arms, and the pains fly like electric shocks.  It is useful in Sciatica with aching heels, when the subject feels better by putting the feet up.

It is useful in Atypical Angina, when the pain is retro-sternal, radiating to the right arm.

It is also a useful remedy in right-sided ovarian pain.

 TIPS FROM THE MASTERS…

I have the experience with a few cases of abscessed breasts and every patient who has been prescribed for without operation has done better than have those who were incised. PHYTOLACCA is almost a specific for mastitis, where an abscess is threatening.  It is a remedy to keep in mind where the abscess has formed and the breast has been incised.

Dr. G.B. Strearns, M.D.

According to Von Grauvogl, ARNICA is the most excellent remedy for relaxed or clergymen’s sore throat, but in our practice, PHYTOLACCA 1x generally succeeds.

Dr. Ruddock, M.D., Dr. Nixon, M.R.C.S.

 

PHYTOLACCA OCTANDRA has similar properties to PHYTOLACCA DECANDRA and is first as efficacious as the latter in throat affections. In fact, I always make it a practice now, when visiting places in which cases of Diphtheria have occurred, of taking a good dose of either the tincture or infusion of the leaves as a safe guard.

Dr. Fredrick Kopp.

 

 

For sore throat accompanying epidemic Influenza and for Influenza itself, even the characteristic toothache, PHYTOLACCA is often specific.

Dr. Ruddock, M.D.

 

 

If a mother says she has no milk or that the mild is scanty, thicker, unhealthy, dries up soon, PHYTOLACCA becomes then a constitutional remedy if there are no contraindicating symptoms.

Dr. Kent, M.D.

 

 

Pinhead ulcers under denture: PHYTOLACCA 1x.

Dr. Terdrey.

SHAMBALLA MULTIDIMENSIONAL HEALING.

Introduction:

The methods and energies of Shamballa Multidimensional Healing were given to John Armitage, also known as Dr. Hari Das by St. Germaine in a channeling.  Shamballa is made up of three divine energies that are Reiki, which is the Life Force Energy, the Mahatma I AM Presence and the Christ Consciousness which is energy shared by the Ascended Masters. The frequency of Shamballa MDH is said to be very similar to Reiki but it has been described as being ‘the next’ step in the Reiki healing evolution.

This ancient energy system works on the multidimensional levels as each person is more than three dimensional and so Shamballa heals the many different etheric bodies such as the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual bodies, getting to the core of pain and disease. Shamballa Healing balances and brings each of the etheric bodies into alignment and harmony.  Shamballa is a type of energy healing similar to Reiki. It has been called “The Complete System of Reiki” because it includes 352 symbols in the entirety.

Benefits of Shamballa Healing:

During a Shamballa MDH session, the energy is guided by divine conscious to where it needs to go in order to bring therapeutic relief.

  • it reduces stress
    • it reduces emotional pain
    • Balances and cleanses the Chakras
    • Relieves insomnia
    • Helps correct eating and metabolic disorders
    • It helps in the aches and pain of Fibromyalgia
    • It is found to be useful in migraines and headaches
    • It corrects Irritable bowel syndrome and constipation
    • It is useful in Arthritis and gout
    • It is said to be useful for correcting Past life traumas
    • Unhealthy habits
    • it is said to correct DNA functioning
    • Enables the precipitant to get in touch with their I AM Presence
    • Facilitates in opening channels with the Ascended Masters

Conclusion:

Shamballa Multidimensional Energy Healing Training involves attunements during which subjects go into a state of meditation and the energies and symbols of Shamballa Multidimensional Energy Healing are transferred to them. Shamballa Healing is an Alternative therapy and should not replace conventional orthodox systems of medicine.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 143.

PHYSOSTIGMA.

 

IT IS USEFUL IN MYOPIA AND WHEN THERE IS PROFUSE LACRYMATION OF THE EYE.

It is a useful remedy for night blindness and photophobia.

It is useful in MYOPIA.

It is useful in subjects who have fibrillary tremors and rigidity of muscles.

It is useful in glaucoma, astigmatism with profuse lacrymation.

It is useful in post-diphtheritic paralysis of the eye with difficulty in accommodation difficulties in the eye.

It is useful when the heartbeat is felt in the chest and the head.

It is useful whenever there is pain the right popliteal space (the space behind the knee).

It is useful in locomotor ataxia with numbness and pain in paralyzed parts.

 

AURA AND KIRLIAN PHOTOGRAPHY.

 

The ‘Aura’ is regarded by mystics and psychics as the energy field surrounding the human body and it is described as an oval cloud of light radiating different colors, white, orange and the aura of the person is said to change with the emotional moods or disease states of the person.

In Holistic medicine, it is believed that the Vital force is not enclosed in man but radiates round him like a luminous sphere.  Aura has been noted in history, as a sign of Spirituality.  Jesus, Moses, and several saints were said to radiate a bright light or a halo.  Paracelsus the famous alchemist was aware of the aura as a guide to the inner well being of man.   Even Theosophists like Leadbeater have believed that there are three bodies in man on the ethereal plane; namely the astral, the mental and the causal.

A British scientist, Walter J. Kilner in the 1920’s, first studied the aura and he developed a special type of glass called as the Kilner screen, which enabled non-psychics to perceive the aura.  More recently there have been the development of Kirlian photography techniques and these spectacular photographs allow us to see the energy fields surrounding all living beings including human beings.

In ‘Aura analysis’, colors of the aura have a lot of significance.  For example, rose indicates pure affection; brilliant red indicates anger and force; dirty red indicates passion and sensuality; lemon yellow indicates high intellectuality; orange indicates a selfish intellect, pride and ambition; brown indicates avarice; green indicates deceit or even jealousy; blue indicates religious sensitivity and devotion; and purple indicates psychic awareness, spirituality and a mystical consciousness.

 Aura analysis has been clubbed with other forms of Holistic healing like; Pranic healing and Reiki and it is possible to study the primary disorder in the Vital force and it can also be used as a modality to study if the patient has improved or deteriorated after a particular ailment.

 

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 142.

PHOSPHORUS.

This remedy is derived from Phosphorus.

It produces a picture of destructive metabolism.  It suits those children who are born sick, who are feeble, anemic and nervous.  It suits persons who grow up too quickly and are slender and delicate, with a quick sense of perception and for those who are very sensitive to light, noise, light, odors, thunder storms and touch.  It also suits persons who are weak and easily exhausted, weary of life and full of gloomy thoughts.

It inflames and degenerates the mucous membranes and causes paralysis.  It destroys the bone, especially the lower end of the jaw and the tibia.

It is suited to tall and slender subjects, who are narrow chested, with a transparent skin, weakened with the loss of animal fluids.

It is useful in muscular pseudo-hypertrophy and neuritis.

It is useful in osteomyelitis with fragility of the bones.

It is useful in subjects, who are low-spirited, easily vexed, those who are clairvoyant, with a great tendency to start, with a loss of memory, restlessness and a tendency to be fidgety.

This remedy is useful in vertigo of the aged, with neuralgia and brain-fag.

It is useful in itching of the scalp, dandruff, falling of hair in huge bunches.

It is useful in subjects, who may have cataract with optic atrophy.  It is useful in loss of vision due to the abuse of tobacco.  It is a useful remedy in Diploplia, Glaucoma and retinal degeneration.

It is suitable in subjects who have hearing impairment.

It is useful, whenever there is a fan like motion of the nostrils, bleeding from the nose, periostitis of the nasal bones and polyps of the nose.

THE KEYNOTE SYMPTOM OF THE REMEDY IS THIRST FOR COLD WATER.  It suits subjects, who have hunger after eating, sour taste and sour eructation after eating.  This remedy is useful for subjects who vomit water as soon as it gets warm in the stomach.  This remedy suits old persons with diarrhea. It is a specific remedy in subjects with constipation, when the feces are slender, long, dry, touch and hard and are voided with great straining and difficulty.

It is useful to COUNTERACT THE BAD EFFECTS OF TOO MUCH SALT.

It is useful in Acute Hepatitis, fatty degeneration and pancreatic disease, with fetid stools and flatus.  It is also useful in painless, copious debilitating diarrhea, where the subject feels weak after passing stools.

It is useful in male subjects, who have a lack of sexual power, in spite of a great desire. It is useful in subjects who have involuntary seminal emissions with lascivious dreams.

It is useful in female subjects, who have endometritis, fistulous tracts after mammary abscess.  It is also useful in female subjects, who have early, but scanty menstruation, but lasts too long and weeps before menstruation.  It also suits female subjects, who have profuse leucorrhoea, which is profuse and smarting.  It also suits female subjects, who are nymphomaniacs.

It suits subjects, who have a painful soreness of the larynx and in Clergyman’s sore throat.  It is also useful, when the subject has lost his or her voice and cannot talk on account of pain in the throat.  It suits subjects, who have a cough arising out a tickling sensation in the throat.

It also suits subjects, who have pneumonia with obstruction of the chest. It is a useful remedy in tuberculosis in rapidly growing young people.

It suits persons who have violent palpitation with anxiety.

It is useful in ascending sensory or motor paralysis. It is a useful remedy in cases of necrosis of the inflamed Tibia. It is useful in subjects, whose joints have a tendency to suddenly give way.

It suits subjects who have drowsiness after eating.

It suits subjects, who have ecchymosis, petichiae, and it is also useful in cases of scurvy.  It suits subjects with a hemorrhagic tendency, when small wounds bleed profusely from every mucous outlet.

It suits subjects, who are worse from touch, physical or mental exertion, worse from warm food or drink and change of weather.

It also suits subjects who are better from the dark, lying on the right side, cold food, washing from cold water or sleep.

TIPS FROM THE MASTERS…

 Many Surgeons are accustomed to give a dose of PHOSPHORUS in reasonably high potency an hour or two before operating.  They claim that it seems to prevent a great many of troubles, which arise as a result of the shock after opening the abdomen.  When this is done, it often avoids peristaltic troubles, which may follow abdominal surgery.

Dr. H. A. Roberts, M.D.

PHOSPHORUS has been found of value in allaying apprehension before operation in children.

Dr. D. M. Gibson, F.R.C.S., F.F. Hom (Lond).

PHOSPHORUS is useful in clearing up vision after an Iridectomy.

Dr. Charles C. Boericke, M.D.

PHOSPHORUS: Pulmonary edema following acute congestion.

Dr. Clarke, M.D.

The big ‘5’ in obstetrical hemorrhage are MILLEFOLIUM, PHOSPHORUS, NITRIC ACID, SECALE CORNTUM, and SABINA.

Dr. Krichbaum.

Repeatedly I have observed that after PHOSPHORUS has been taken (which has exact relations to the male and female sexual organs), pregnancy occurred; hence this remedy should be remembered in Sterility, if the other conditions are in the realm of this remedy.

Dr. Rummel.

For those hypertensives that crave salt, PHOSPHORUS will frequently counteract the bad effects.

Dr. H.W. Eisfielder, M.D.

I know that Dr. Blackman used PHOSPHORUS in hemorrhage from the bowels of the newborn and with success.

Dr. Robert L. Wood, M.D.

9 out of 10 cases of Infective Hepatitis in children need this medicine: PHOSPHORUS.

Dr. Foubister, M.B., Ch.B., D.C.H.

PHOSPHORUS is useful for constipation due to a Gastric neurosis, and when occurring in fevers and chronic diseases of the circulatory and intestinal tract, with prostration of the vital forces.

Dr. Strong.

Wdies.

Dr. R. B. Das.

When there is excessive flatulency in dyspepsia with frequent palpitation, and intermittent pulse, accompanied with much despondency, I have seen grand results from PHOSPHORUS.

Dr. Burt.

PHOSPHORUS is an excellent remedy for gum bleeding.  The treatment should be commenced with this remedy unless it is ruled out by clear indications of other remedy

PHOSPHORUS renders excellent service in chronic gastritis.

Dr. Boehr.

It is dangerous to give PHOSPHORUS in high potencies to patients with advanced Phthisis, as it may start a hemorrhage that may prove to be fatal.  Hence, keep low: 12 or 30.

Dr. Tyler, M.D.

PHOSPHORUS little doses taken before singing, gives great tone to the voice and helps to reach high notes without effort. ARNICA, taken after singing, is a restorative for body and voice.

Dr. Bennett.

PHOSPHORUS occupies a high place in the treatment of Acute Lobar Pneumonia, particularly if it takes a typhoid form.

Dr. Burt.

Dr. Kent states in his lectures on ARSENIC in Pneumonia that ARSENIC, while it ameliorates the condition, rarely cures unless a does of PHOSPHORUS or SULFUR follows. Kent makes the statement definitely. He says, “Those desperate cases that ARSENIC brings up and warms up for a little while will need “PHOSPHORUS”.

Dr. Grimmer, M.D.

I think that those who are the best qualified to judge, believe that the evidence is that PHOSPHORUS raises the opsonic index to tubercular infection, the same may be said of BAPTISIA to Typhoid infections, BRYONIA appears to raise the index to Pneumococcal infections, BELLADONNA & HEPAR SULF to those of staphylococcal and perhaps to streptococcal infections.

Dr. Carl. Williams, M.D.

PHOSPHORUS is very useful for the debility following influenza. It is a great post-influenza tonic.

Dr. Dewey, M.D.

CADMIUM IODIDE along with PHOSPHORUS, are antidotes to Radiation burns.

Dr. A.H. Grimmer, M.D.

I have removed many corneal opacities by a steady course of PHOSPHORUS 6x and SILICA 6x.

Dr. Wheeler, M.D.

PHOSPHORUS is the surest remedy for this disorder and helps more frequently than any other remedy; if a cure is cont completed by PHOSPHORUS, LYCOPODIUM and no less SILICA will be found indispensable.

Dr. Jahr.

A good rule to follow is when any two systems are involved, such as heart and lungs, or brain and kidneys, think of and study PHOSPHORUS.

Dr. H.W. Eisfielder, M.D. D.Ht., F.A.G.S.

Vomiting of water after 5 minutes: PHOSPHORUS.

I find PHOSPHORUS especially indicated in young men who are trying to restrain their natural sexual passion and yet there is locally erethism. This PHOSPHORUS helps most wonderfully to control.

Dr. E. A. Farrington, M.D.

PHOSPHORUS although it has the marked symptom of unquenchable thirst for cold drinks, also is a thirstless remedy, a fact, which is very easily overlooked.

Dr. Rudolph F. Rabe, M.D.

PHOSPHORUS, SILICA & LACHESIS is three very dangerous remedies if there is a pre-tubercular tendency.  The wrong potency or too frequent repetition may drive the patient into active tuberculosis.

Dr. E. W. Hubbard.

Tuberculous women of the PHOSPHORUS type readily abort.

Dr. Ellis Barker.

Radionics.

Introduction:

Radionics is a technique of healing using extrasensory perception (ESP) and an instrument. It is not directed at detecting the subtle energy fields in the body; those fields undetected by the normal senses but which support life and are essential for its functioning. The patient can be far away from the practitioner– the distance is irrelevant.

Radionics as a healing art originated from the research of the distinguished American physicians Dr. Albert Abrams. He was born in San Francisco in 1863 and became one of the most highly qualified specialists of his day. A graduate of the University of California, he wrote several medical text books and eventually won for himself a national reputation as a specialist in diseases of the nervous system.  In the course of his research Abrams made the startling discovery that diseases could be measured in terms of energy, and he devised and instrument which calibrated dials which enabled him to identify and measure disease reactions and intensities. From this work, called E.R.A. of the Electronic Reaction of Abrams, came Radionics as we know it today

How is Radionics assessment carried out? 

Radionics uses dowsing devices can take many forms such as:

  1. Changes in frictional forces or surface tension on a detector pad.
  1. Movements of a forked twig or L-rods.
  2. Biofeedback instruments with electrodes or transducers to amplify low level body signals.

Radionics treatment:

The Radionics practitioner uses his intuition and the Radionic instrument to observe the reactions in his apparatus and thus determines the cause of the disease. He then accurately determines the correct treatment to eliminate the underlying disease element.

Conclusion: Radionics is based on the understanding that every person has an energy pattern that is unique like their fingerprint. And that every part of their body, down to the cell level, reflects these ‘vibrations’.  When illness, injury, infection, stress, pollution, malnutrition, or poor hygiene causes these patterns to become imbalanced, then the energy is altered. This altered energy pattern can be read from any part of the body and treated by sending messages, with an instrument, to the body in order that the body may heal itself through the correction of the disturbed energy fields.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 141.

PHOSPHORICUM ACIDICUM.

 

DEBILITY IS THE KEYNOTE SYMPTOM OF THIS REMEDY.

IT IS A USEFUL REMEDY FOR DISEASES THAT OCCUR AFTER EXCESSIVE GRIEF.

This remedy is derived from Phosphoric acid.

 It is a remedy, which suits subjects, who have mental debility first, followed by physical debility.  It is useful in diseases that occur after excessive grief or loss of vital fluids.

It suits persons with a mild yielding disposition, who weep easily and are indifferent to the affairs of life, when they are ill or debilitated.  This remedy also suits subjects, who have impaired memory, crushing headache, pressure on the top of the forehead.

It also suits subjects whose hair grays early in life and falls out.

It is useful in subjects who have blue rings around the eyes.

It suits subjects who crave for juicy things, and in whom symptoms occur following ingestion of sour food and drink.  It is useful in flatulence and diarrhea.  It suits persons who have diarrhea, which is white, watery, involuntary and painless.

It is useful in subjects who have frequent urination, which is milky and whenever there is diabetes.

It suits subjects with frequent emissions at night, with seminal vesiculitis.  It suits subjects whose sexual powers are deficient, whose testicles are tender and swollen. It is also useful in cases of eczema of the scrotum with edema of the prepuce and swollen glans penis.

It suits persons with weak joints, tearing pains in the bones and periosteum due to inflammation of the bones with great debility.  This remedy is useful in Rickets.

This remedy is useful in Typhoid fever, when the patient lies in a state of stupor.  It is also useful in cases with intestinal hemorrhage associated with Typhoid fever.

This remedy is useful in Diabetes with nervous debility, especially in the early stages.

It suits persons who have a tendency for abscess after fever.

It is useful in patients with somnolence with lascivious dreams.

It suits subjects who are better while keeping warm, who are worse exertion, loss of fluids and sexual excesses.

TIPS FROM THE MASTERS…

PHOS ACID has more than once proved curative in purpura and passive hemorrhages.

Dr. Tyler, M.D.

Its great sphere is in debility of the nerves of animal life, from seminal loss, profuse perspiration, leucorrhoea and excessive grief.

Dr. Burt.

My own experience leads me to believe that URANIUM NITRICUM is best suited to cases of Diabetes originating in dyspepsia or assimilative derangement; while PHOSPHORIC ACID excels it where the starting point of the disease was in the nervous system.

Dr. Richard Hughes, L.R.C.P.

In Post-influenza nervous asthenia, there are 3 remedies, which I have found of the greatest value, viz: PICRIC ACID, PHOSPHORIC ACID & COCCULUS INDICUS.  In all the three, there is the same feeling of weariness and inability to sustain any mental effort.

Dr. D. M. Borland, M.B., Ch.B., F.F Hom (Lond).

In chronic affections following sorrowful experiences, we give ACID PHOS dil 6x.

Dr. Beta. Gumpertz.

For falling hair from debility after fevers, I have often seen ACIDICUM PHOS successfully.

Dr. Hughes

GINKGO BILOBA – A BRAIN TONIC.

This herb is a wonderful brain tonic and has been used as a medicinal plant by the Chinese for over 4000 years.

 Introduction:

Ginkgo biloba is an extract from the leaves of the Maidenhair tree, also called as the Ginkgo tree.  It is considered to be the oldest living tree and has been used medicinally by the Chinese.

This tree is considered by many to be a ‘LIVING FOSSIL’ because it has survived for more than 200 million years, including the ice age.  This plant has numerous compounds that confer it extra-ordinary resistance from viruses, bacteria, algae, fungi, insects etc.

In 1992, the Lancet published a critical review of the clinical trials done on the dried leaves of Ginkgo biloba leaves and found that this plant had indeed many wonderful medicinal properties. The medicinal parts of the plant are its fan shaped bilobate leaves, which must be collected when the leaves are green during summer.

The Pharmacological Properties:

It contains characteristic organic chemicals such as; flavonoids called as Ginkgo-flavonol glycosides, terpene lactones such as ginkogolides A, B, C, & J and bilobalide.  All these complex compounds confer medicinal properties to prevent brain hemorrhages, increases the neuronal function of the brain and improves the peripheral blood circulation.  The flavonoids also act like free radical scavengers, which prevent Coronary arterial blockages and improve the cerebral blood flow and prevent atherosclerotic diseases.

Medicinal Uses:

Ginkgo biloba extracts improve the blood flow to the brain and prevent strokes, loss of memory and have an anti-platelet activity that prevents the clotting of the blood and reduces the chances of strokes and Heart attacks.

Ginkgo biloba helps in improving the memory, concentration difficulties, absentmindedness, confusion, lack of mood, fatigue, depression, dizziness, buzzing sounds in the ear, in Alzheimer’s disease, in all senile dementias and prevents strokes.

Ginkgo biloba has been found to be effective in leg cramps and in preventing gangrene of the foot.

Other uses have been in preventing the progression of Glaucoma of the eyes.

Conclusion:

Gingko biloba is another herbal medicine, which has found a place in mainstream medicine for old age related diseases. Several companies market this product in India, but the product is expensive.