Dr.K.L.Swamy is a leading practitioner practices in the garden city Bangalore,
He has authored many scientific papers and lectured at Government Homoeopathic
Medical College as a part time lecturer in Material medica. Here he presents
the symptomatology on Ginkgo biloba for the benefits of practitioners
and students since the source is limited with some books. He also says
that he uses extensively like a polycrest in his practice with great results.
Ginkgo biloba acts as a Circulatory stimulant, especially micro circulation
and end arteries, so it is extensively used in improving poor cerebral
circulation, improves memory, helps in cases of dementia senile and vascular
dementia, impotency, Alzheimer’s disease, Raynaud’s disease,
Retinopathy etc., It has got anti inflammatory effect and ability to reduce
inflammation. It is used in multiple sclerosis, autoimmune and problems.
It is also known for antispasmodic and anti allergic properties, so it
is also used in Asthmatic cases. The Ginkgo biloba patients are chilly,
nervous and melancholic .It acts on the right side of the body. Predominately
Psoric, and Tubercular patients.
Impossible to concentrate, difficulty in concentration, poor memory, anxiety
– unreal, imaginary, about himself and about other family members.
Fear – lot of imaginary fears, ill humor, peevish, cross, sulky
and morose, dull, sad, oversensitive, tearful mood, weeping tendency,
loquacity, delusion being old, everything is unreal.
Headache with heaviness in frontal region, pain in root of the nose, supra
orbital region and temples, stitching and pressing type of pain, agg.
Cold, cold air, better by rest. Vertigo during headache.
Increased lachrymation during headache, tearing and pressing type of pain
in eyeballs esp. looking upwards and to the rt.side, sensation of troubled
vision. Useful in Diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration.
Dryness of nose, nose blockage esp. during cold.
Hearing reduced, sensation of blockage of the ears, noise in ear, persistent
buzzing sound in ears due to weakness of nerves and tinnitus.
Dryness of mouth, yellow tongue esp. towards base, aphthaous ulcer in
mouth and tongue, burning smarting pain with increased salivation.
Pale face, pain in cheekbones and jaws, cracks and fissures in lips, herpetic
eruptions around mouth.
Dryness of throat, sore throat, pain and inflammation in tonsils. Congestion
of the parotids.
Appetite wanting, pain in stomach with fullness, nausea, with eructation.
Cramping, griping pain in hypochondria, drawing pain in hypogastrium.
Distention of abdomen.
Constrictive pain in pericardial region, pain along the sternum with lameness
of the left arm, with increased perspiration, burning and stitching pain
in chest esp. under mammae.
Dyspnoea with difficult expectoration, with thick mucus phlegm.
BACK AND EXTREMITIES
The cervical vertebraes are blocked and a crackling sound is felt while
turning the head towards the right, Bruised pain in lumbar region as if
beaten, stiffness of back, legs are soft, feet icy cold, trembling and
shivering of the right hand during headache. Cramps in legs, numbness
in hand with pain – Raynaud’s disease.
Pain in urethra, cannot control, morbid desire to urinate. Crampy pain
in uterus, for complaints of premenstrual syndrome. Impotency.
Unhealthy skin, dryness of skin, cracks, fissures, vesicular, herpetic
Disturbed, un-refreshed sleep.
Dreams of animals++, own family++, dead bodies, nightmare.
General lameness with chill, uneasiness and sensation of oppression and
great physical fatigue with the sensation of general weakness.
Worse: in morning++ 5am to 9am, noon, evening++, night++
Due to emotional excitement, Menses during.
Better: By pressure, during rest, warmth, Tea.
It resembles and antidotes poison oak and Rhus poison, Compare - Aur mur,
Baryt.M., Plumb in multiple sclerosis, Acon, Actaea spic, Cactus, Digit,
in cardiovascular spasm, Cham, Mag.phos, Diosc, Plumb in Colic and spasm,
Nat.M, Rhus tox, Sep, Tellur in Herpes, Agnus, Calad, Ph.ac., Yohimbin
in impotence, Ars, Bap, Bry, Eup. Per., Gels, Rhus in Influenza, Ars,
Secale, Puls in Raynaud”s disease. Baryta’s and Calc’s
in Senile problems. Antipyr, Cann. Ind., Carb.S., Sal.ac., in Tinnitus,
Am.mur, Baryta, Bell, Merc, Phyt in Tonsillits.
1. UNIVERSAL REPERTORY By Dr.Roger Van Zandvoort
2. Encylopaedia of Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia By Dr.Verma and Dr.Vaid
3. Dictionary of Homoeopathic Materia Medica By O.A.Julian