History: The Ginkgo Tree is is believed to be the oldest living tree species and is the only living tree of its genus. Threatened with extinction during the ice age, the Ginkgo Tree survived in China, where it was considered sacred and used medicinally. The Ginkgo Tree was introduced in Europe and North America as an ornamental tree and it continues to be a popular tree along city streets and in parks. Today the Ginkgo Tree is one of the most widely used, studied and prescribed herbal medications.
Uses: Asthma, tinnitus, memory functions, and cerebral disorders due to age
Active Ingredients: flavonol and flavone glycosides, lactone derivatives (ginkgolides), bilobalide, ascorbic acid, catechin, iron-based superoxide, 6-hydroxykinuretic acid, protocatechuic acid, shikimic acid, sterols and vanilic acid
Actions: neuroprotective agent, antioxidant, a free-radical scavenger, a membrane stabilizer, endothelium, relaxation, inhibition of age-related loss of muscarinergic cholinoceptors,