Tinnitus is a disorder that causes sounds such as ringing, buzzing, hissing, and others in either one or both ears that have no external cause. What this means is that someone suffering from tinnitus will hear any of these sounds but there’s nothing that’s producing the noises.
Tinnitus can be present in mild forms where it’s barely noticeable and goes away on its own, or it can be severe enough to actually cause madness in the person suffering from it.
There are many types of treatment for tinnitus but not all of them work even a little bit. One of the natural treatments that has become rather popular is ginkgo biloba. This is an herb that comes from the maidenhair tree and has been used extensively along with traditional medicine in treating disorders of the circulatory system as well as enhancing memory.
There have been many scientific studies performed over the years that have proved just how useful this herb can be. It has been discovered that ginkgo biloba is one of the oldest species of living trees. The leaves are some of the most widely studied in the world.
Since ringing in the ears, or tinnitus, is often caused by nerve damage and certain disorders of the blood vessels. Through research, it’s been shown that ginkgo biloba is highly effective when it comes to improving circulation. There was even a study conducted among tinnitus sufferers that resulted in a complete cure in 35 percent of the participants in less than 70 days.
Something that has made the use of gingko even more popular for use in treating tinnitus is the almost non-existent side effects. Another great thing about it is that it is not only affordable, but also very inexpensive. In this day and age of high cost health care and so many people without health insurance, the fact that ginkgo biloba is both effective and affordable has to make it at the top of the list to at least try in tinnitus treatment.
The German Commission is highly respected in its opinions of therapeutic herbs being used for medical treatments, and it has given high marks to using gingko for the treatment of tinnitus. The recommended dosage is 240 mg twice a day for tinnitus and vertigo. It may take 3 to 4 months for the positive effects to show overall, but relief appears within only a few weeks’ time. Soft laser gingko biloba is a treatment that’s also been effective in cases of chronic tinnitus.
In spite of all the glowing and encouraging reports of the effects gingko biloba has on tinnitus, there are some patients that gained no help at all from treatments using this herb. The fact that many people have gained relief and others haven’t has raised the question as to whether or not all gingko preparations are equal. Patients that used the cheaper brands also had gastrointestinal problems. When they switched over to a well-known brand, the side effects disappeared and they also got more relief from the tinnitus.
It seems that treating tinnitus with ginkgo biloba doesn’t work for everyone. However, since there are no side effects to be concerned with, and the benefits could be great, it’s certainly worth giving it a try.