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Ginkgo Reduces Brain Damage from Stroke by 50 Percent

By Mike Adams, October 13, 2008 | Key concepts: Ginkgo, Brain damage and Cognitive function

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New research shows that the ginkgo herb -- long known for its brain boosting effects -- actually protects the brain from damage following a stroke. The reduction in brain damage was a whopping 50 percent. So why don't doctors recommend ginkgo to stroke patients? Because it's not a high-profit pharmaceutical, of course. It's just a simple herb harvested from the leaves of the Ginkgo tree.

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Ginkgo Reduces Brain Damage from Stroke by 50 Percent

From Telegraph.co.: Researchers found that Ginkgo supplements reduced the amount of damage caused in the brains of mice by 50 per cent. The herb also appeared to reduce the amount of paralysis and limb weakness that the animals suffered. Dr Sylvain Dore, from Johns Hopkins Institutions in Baltimore, who carried out the study, said: "Our results suggest that some element or elements in Ginkgo actually protect brain cells during stroke.... more

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