Ginkgo biloba may help to address the following conditions:
aging
Bioflavonoids present in the extract Ginkgo Biloba protect against free-radical damage throughout the body. Ginkgo also helps suppress cardiac arrhythmia, improves blood flow to the heart, and thins the blood.
Alzheimer's disease
Ginkgo may help those suffering from Alzheimer's through a variety of mechanisms ranging from improved circulation to free radical protection.
atherosclerosis
Ginkgo biloba contains flavonoids that can prevent oxidation of LDL cholesterol, thereby inhibiting atherosclerosis.
hearing problems
Ginkgo biloba can treat a wide variety of hearing disorders including, but definitely not limited to, tinnitus, hearing loss in the elderly, and idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL).
brain fog
Ginkgo increases blood flow to the brain and improves cognitive function.
macular degeneration
Studies suggest that ginkgo biloba supplementation may help to curb vision loss in people with age-related macular degeneration. Ginkgo biloba improves blood flow, helping to prevent ocular atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque in the blood vessels of the eye that can contribute to degeneration of the macula.
memory problems
Ginkgo biloba may slow the deterioration of mental function, or even restore mental function, in patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia.
cardiovascular disease
Ginkgo biloba extract markedly improves blood flow through the heart and arteries and reduces the incidence of deadly cardiac arrythmias.
cataract
Ginkgo biloba is effective in reducing radiation-induced cataracts in rats.
dementia
Ginkgo biloba is often of benefit to those suffering from cognitive decline or dementia. A meta-analysis of studies on the herb found it as safe as placebo.
depression
Ginkgo can improve mental function and help to relieve depression. In one study it reduced scores on the Hamilton Depression scale by 50%. Because ginkgo is believed to work by treating age-related loss of serotonin receptors, the herb may be most helpful to older individuals.
dizziness
Studies suggest that ginkgo can reduce dizziness due to poor cerebral blood flow.
ear symptoms
Ginkgo biloba can improve ringing in the ears, also known as tinnitis.
intermittent claudication
Ginkgo improves blood flow throughout the body, and helps to relieve the cramping pain of intermittent claudication, which is related to poor circulation in the legs.
liver disease
Eighty-six patients with chronic hepatitis B were treated with ginkgo tablets or milk thistle over a period of three months. Study results indicated that ginkgo had liver protective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fibrotic action -- and appeared capable of reversing liver fibrosis.
erectile dysfunction
Ginkgo biloba can enhance nitric oxide production and blood flow, thereby treating erectile dysfunction or insufficient erections. In a study of 60 patients suffering from erectile dysfunction due to insufficient blood supply to the penis, 50% were able to achieve erections after six months of daily treatment with 60 mg of ginkgo. A remaining 45% reported some improvement.
nervous system disorders
Ginkgo has improved symptoms of those diagnosed with severe neurological disease. Taken in a single dose of 120 mg per day, the herb also improves short-term memory and may reduce the risk of senile dementia.
premenstrual syndrome
Ginkgo is particularly effective in reducing breast symptoms associated with PMS.
asthma
In Chinese medicine, ginkgo throat spray is used to reduce the constriction of bronchial passages that occurs during asthma attacks.
respiratory problems
Ginkgo biloba helps keep bronchial passages in the lungs from constricting, making it useful for those suffering from asthma.
retinopathy
Ginkgo biloba has value in treating retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.
ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer risk is lowered by 60% in women who have supplemented for six months or more with the herb Ginkgo biloba. Ginkgo is most effective against non-mucinious ovarian cancers, reducing risk by as much as 65-70 percent in a large population study. In vitro experiments have also found an 80% growth reduction in existing non-mucinious ovarian cancer cells.
carpal tunnel syndrome
Ginkgo biloba improves circulation and has been suggested as a response to carpal tunnel syndrome.
 

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