It is the most purchased and studied of herbal medicines.
By improving muscle tone in the walls of the blood vessels, it enhances blood flow to our tissue and organs, creating many benefits:
improved cognition and attention; a greater ability to acquire knowledge; increased memory and concentration; may help with dementia; altitude sickness; PMS; age related eye disorders; an aphrodisiac; helps with hearing loss, thinking disorders such as Lyme disease and depression; Reynaud's disease; MS; reduced inflammation and decreased mood problems, as well as stress and anxiety levels.
Being an anti-oxidant, it fights off radicals and protects against cell damage.
Sometimes immediate results are seen.
There may be some side effects for people with blood circulation disorders, people who take anti-depressants, pregnant women and people with epilepsy or seizures.
Since ginkgo affects blood sugar levels, people with diabetes should be aware.