Ginkgo is cultivated mostly for the pharmaceutical industry. The active ingredients are Ginkgo life terpenes and polyphenols; mainly flavonoids and antioxidants that strengthen blood vessels and improve circulation. Ginkgo has been used in Chinese herbal medicine for thousands of years to treat memory loss in the elderly. On going research shows that taking Ginkgo extract helps counteract declining mental facilities and helps increase concentration and memory.
Ginkgo leaf good for?
Ginkgo biloba is an herb used to treat altitude sickness (prevention), cerebral vascular insufficiency, cognitive disorders, dementia, dizziness/vertigo, intermittent claudication, macular degeneration/glaucoma, memory loss, premenstrual syndrome, SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction, and as a vasodilator.