• Dafri Karim Dafri Karim
    October 05, 2009
    High Blood pressure treatment with gingko biloba
    Dafri Karim Dafri Karim
    October 05, 2009

    I  am recently diagnosed as having initial higher blood pressure of  140/95 for the period of 5 days  till today (regardless morning BP  or evening BP).  I am  45 years old , 95 kgs .  Can the above reading be treated with gingko biloba?   My GP used  to give me Coversyl tablets for the past few months but the side effects really bordering me such as frequent abdomen pain (like needles pressed on my skin). 



  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    October 05, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    October 05, 2009

    Hi Dafri,


    Here are some of the functions of Ginkgo:


    Decreases blood clotting

    Decreases inflammation

    Enhances learning and memorization

    Improves circulation - which may be where you're benefiting

    Improves modd

    Increases serotonin receptors


    It is possible gingkgo may promote a lower blood pressure; however, I would not rely on it alone.  I recommend discussing your options with your physician.  Also, look into diet and lifestyle changes to lower blood pressure.


    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

    7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure





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