Gingko (Gingko Biloba)
Gingko is a deciduous tree that has survived unchanged for about 150 million years. Charles Darwin described it as a living fossil.
Gingko works by increasing microcirculation, oxygenating tissues, protecting mitochondrial function during stress, enhancing memory and cognition and protecting nervous system tissue from damage.
Gingko works well for enhancing short term memory. Through its ability to positively influence microcirculation, it is effective for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. It works well for plane rides where the oxygen levels can be low. Ginkgo has neuroprotective properties for conditions involving low oxygen, seizures, and nerve damage.
There are studies indicating potential success with high dosages for sudden hearing loss.
Some people find success with treating their tinnitus with extracts of ginkgo. Age related macular degeneration has shown improvement due to the normalizing effects of microcirculation to the rich vascular bed of the eye.
It is said that a ginkgo tree was one of the few things to survive near ground zero with the first atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima. Truly a remarkable herb for many conditions.