Todays post on Gingko Biloba is a speculative post. I am speculating that it may have some benefits for the treatment of Fibromyalgia.
Pain from fibromyalgia has recently been associated with blood vessels. According to Fibromyalgia News Today a study found that neurogenic inflammation caused issues with nearby blood vessels. For more on Fibromyalgia and herbs that can help check out my blog here.
Unfortunately, there have been many “solves” to the fibromyalgia mystery. Writing it off as all in the patients mind is common. Treating fibromyalgia with antidepressants seems to confirm this belief.
Gingko Biloba Benefits
Most people are familiar with Gingko and its ability to improve memory function. It is also able to help in
- Heart Attack
For more information on it’s benefits I have a blog
My mother and my grandmother both suffered from varicose veins. Unfortunately I also have the issue. A few years ago I went looking for an herbal treatment rather than a surgical one. I discovered my herbal miracle in gingko biloba.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center it “improves blood circulation by opening up blood vessels.” Since these veins are caused by abnormalities in blood flow, improving circulation can help.
My personal experience is that when I take gingko I have no pain whatsoever and forget that I even have varicose veins. When I miss taking gingko my veins ache with a very deep throbbing which is constant. Needless to say, I take my gingko every day.
Why Are Blood Vessels Important?
Blood vessels carry oxygen and nutrients to all the tissues of the body. They also carry waste and carbon dioxide away from our cells. Impeded circulation means that our body will not function properly. This impacts all the systems of the body. The cardiovascular system is dependent on blood flow to keep the heart pumping and the body healthy.
Why the Speculative Post?
I have friends and relatives that suffer with fibromyalgia. They get ignored or told it is all in their heads. Gingko improves blood flow and the latest “solve” attributes the pain to impeded blood flow. Improving blood flow makes sense.
Precautions for Using Gingko
I never ever recommend trying something without doing your research. If you are on blood thinners then this is not the herb for you. The Mayo Clinic has a list of drug interactions with gingko. People on medication should consult their doctor prior to using any natural treatment.