Ginko Biloba: Friend or Foe?
Gingko biloba has held a place of prominence in the world of herbal remedies for most of the past decade. This herb has been touted for its ability to enhance memory and delay the onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms.
It may be that China’s “ancient healing herb” is going to be proven a fake. One source suggests that the start of gingko’s rise to fame in the herbal market didn’t begin with ancient Chinese medical wisdom. Ginkgo’s reputation may have been built in a German boardroom in the 1960s. There, marketers decided that if a gingko tree can live for a 1,000 years, gingko extract must be good for promoting a long life.