Gingko strengthens the cardiac system by increasing arterial tone, reducing inflammation in blood vessel walls and retarding blood cell clumping. It prevents platelet aggregation and blood clotting that can lead to blockage of arteries. Increases blood flow and oxygen circulation throughout the entire body, reversing the effects of insufficient blood circulation. For treatment and prevention of geriatric dementia (cerebral vascular insufficiency).
Ginkgo is a protective and therapeutic brain stimulant . It improves brain function such as mental capacity and alertness, memory retention and mental clarity, sociability and mood. Geriatric patients have displayed significant improvement in short term memory loss, vertigo, headache, depression and tinnitus in the ears. Higher than normal doses of this herb can improve concentration and awareness by increasing mental alertness and response time.
Ginkgo is an anti-oxidant that traps and neutralizes free radicals which damage cellular health and accelerate aging. It boosts the transmission of signals through deteriorating nerves; inhibits bronchial constriction by reducing inflammation in lung tissue; inhibits water retention in delicate tissues and enhances cellular energy production by beneficially effecting intracellular components.
Ginkgo has been shown to be an excellent agent for treating impotence, i.e., arterial erectile dysfunction. It has a direct effect on endothelial cells which enhance blood flow of both penile arteries and veins without any change in systemic blood pressure. Chinese herbal medicine has used Ginkgo nuts as medicine for centuries to treat weaknesses in the genito- urinary system of both male and female persons.
from "The Male Herbal" by James Green, The Crossing Press, 1991