Ginkgo Biloba is one of the most studied herbs and one of the most common herb consumed for brain health.
Plants have been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes and ginkgo is no exception. The most helpful components of the ginkgo plant are believed to be flavonoids and terpenoids.
Flavonoids are most well known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. They also have the ability to boost circulation and help with detoxification.
Terpenoids are the largest and most diverse class of plant chemicals known as phytochemicals. They have the ability to improve circulation by dilating blood vessels and reducing stickiness of platelets.
In addition to improving and protecting cognitive function, ginkgo has the following health benefits:
-May improve mood
-May increase energy
-May be included in asthma treatments
-May be included in treatments for dementia
-May improve vision
-May help with PMS symptoms
-Used in Chinese medicine for treatment of migraines
-May relieve anxiety
-May help fight inflammation
-May fight fibromyalgia
-May promote heart health