Ginkgo biloba is yet another memory enhancer. Extracts are derived from leaves
of an ancient deciduous tree. Ginkgo biloba contains a combination of ginkgo
terpenes and flavone glycosoides.
Ginkgo biloba has an array of medicinal qualities:
Inhibits platelet aggregation and therefore aids in prevention of heart
attack and stroke.
It is an excellent free radical scavenger especially protecting red blood
cell damage resulting in better oxygen delivery to the brain. This antioxidant
activity is also protective of the cardiovascular system and retina.
It improves nerve conduction.
It assists the brain with glucose utilisation.
It increases blood flow to the brain and hence better function.
It improves short-term memory.
It helps alleviate anxiety.
It is good for people with tinnitus and vertigo of neck and vertebrobasilar
Doses of 100- 160 mg per day are recommended. I would suggest for patients
who are on Warfarin or anticoagulant therapy to consult their doctor and have
regular INR done as it may augment the effect of warfarin.
Ginkgo biloba and PS could be combined as they have synergistic effect on memory
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