Ginkgo Biloba is one of the oldest living tree species and its leaves are among the most extensively studied herbs in use today. Scientific studies throughout the years have found evidence that supports the use of Ginkgo biloba in the treatment of blood disorders and enhancing memory. Emerging evidence suggests that Ginkgo biloba may be particularly effective in treating ailments associated with decreased blood flow to the brain, particularly in elderly individuals. Laboratory studies have shown that Ginkgo biloba improves blood circulation by dilating blood vessels and reducing the stickiness of blood platelets.
Flavonoids and terpenoids, found in Ginkgo biloba, also have potent antioxidating properties to neutralize free radicals, which are believed to contribute to a number of health problems including heart disease and cancer as well as Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Antioxidants such as those found in ginkgo can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.