Ancient plant often used in traditional Chinese medicine. Traditionally used to stimulate circulation and oxygen flow to brain, thereby supporting the improvement of cognitive function and memory.
Formulations containing high quality, dry leaf Ginkgo extract have been used to maintain cognitive function that naturally declines with aging and to improve quality of life of adults with memory complaints. It also has been used for the relief of heaviness in the legs and the sensation of cold hands and feet, that may occur with minor circulation problems.
Close to 400 peer reviewed clinical studies have been published in the scientific literature examining some aspect of the biological activity of Ginkgo biloba. Included in these studies are human studies linking intake of the herbal product with positive effects on cognitive function in humans with age-associated cognitive impairment; quality of life also has been reported to be improved with use.