Ginkgo – ginkgo biloba. Ginkgo has been shown to improve memory, alertness and general mental function. Such benefits have been primarily attributed to its ability to improve circulation and enhance energy metabolism in the brain. The general circulatory benefits may improve blood flow to the extremities as well. Antioxidant and anti-allergic effects have also been attributed to ginkgo. Its proven benefits have led ginkgo to be one of the most heavily prescribed medicines in Europe, even amongst orthodox physicians.
primary active(s): ginkgo flavone glycosides, terpene lactones
contraindications: None noted