As the maidenhair tree has existed for more than two hundred million years, various studies have taken place over the years to understand the properties of the ancient tree. One of the things that led scientists to study this tree is that it has survived many climatic catastrophes and other difficult situations and it is still around us. Another thing that led scientists to study this tree is that after the atomic bomb exploded in Japan, the sole survivors were some maidenhair trees, in fact those same trees can still be seen in Japan nowadays.
It is of public domain that Asian cultures know how to take care of their bodies, and one of the things they use in order to achieve their goal is a maidenhair tree by-product. This tree has been used for different aims, in particular in the medical field to care for various minor and serious maladies. Some books tell stories of members of the royal family using maidenhair tree properties to treat dotage. These days scientists from all over the world are studying the tree in order to learn more about its properties.
In a recent study, scientists analyzed the different components of the tree and they stated that the substances found in maidenhair trees are Vitamin P and lactone. Vitamin P is a useful substance that acts as an oxidant inhibitor and promotes the wellbeing of blood vas. Lactone is a useful substance that can energize protoplasm in order to protect the immune system.
In another study, scientists tested the properties of the tree by giving patient with sight, breathing and ear problems a dose of ginkgo concentrate. It was discovered that maidenhair tree concentrates can have a positive impact on sight, ear and breathing problems. That same study concluded that the advantages of using ginkgo concentrates can be narrowed to three.
In the first place, concentrates made of ginkgo enhance blood circulation to the neural structure, blood vas and other vital organs. In the second place, concentrates of ginkgo can inhibit the production of free radicals and therefore prevent cancer thanks to Vitamin P. And last but not least, maidenhair tree concentrates can energize protoplasm and consequently enhance heart conditions, and prevent heart attacks.
A group of scientists decided to carry out a study to see if the use of this ancient tree can have any negative impact on people's health. They concluded that when ginkgo concentrates are combined with other medicines people can experience diarrhea, headaches and sometimes rashes.