Ginkgo or Maidenhair tree is a big-sized perennial deciduous tree, originally came from the Southeastern part of China. It increases metabolism efficiency,
regulates neurotransmitters and boosts oxygen levels in the brain, improved short and long-term memory, increased reaction time and improved mental clarity Ginkgo constituents are beneficial for a variety of imbalances and deterioration in the brain and body. Standardized ginkgo extract inhibits platelet activity factor (PAF), Excessive PAF can help cause cardiovascular disease, brain damage, hearing disorders and other immune and inflamm atory diseases. Ginkgo also acts as a powerful antioxidant and contributes to the oxidation of free radicals, which are believed to contribute to premature aging and dementia. Antioxidants also protect the eyes, cardiovascular system and central nervous system. The herb has been used in treatment of other circulation - related disorders such as diabetic peripheral vascular disease, Raynaud's syndrome, hem orrhoids and varicose veins. Studies have confirmed that ginkgo increases blood flow to the retina, an increase of visual acuity. Ginkgo has two groups of active substances, flavonoids and terpene lactones, including ginkgolides A, B, and C, bilobalide, quercetin, and kaempferol. The ginkgolides have shown to be able to control allergic inflammation, anaphylactic shock and asthma.