Ginkgo Biloba

Posted on September 17, 2021

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo biloba is a tree native to China and has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine for its many beneficial properties. Modern research mostly focuses on ginkgo extract, made from the leaves of the plant.  Of the many beneficial properties it possesses, it contains high levels of the flavonoids and terpenoids, which are known for their potent antioxidant activity. Antioxidants protect cells from oxidative stress.  Studies have also shown ginkgo extract can reduce markers of inflammation.1

Ginkgo can increase blood flow by dilating blood vessels and contributes to normal vein blood circulation. This function offers protective effects on heart and brain health. It also promotes the peripheral circulation, which is useful for the eyes and the ears. Studies have shown that ginkgo may increase mental performance and perceived well-being.2

Ginkgo helps to maintain memory with age decline and to preserve cognitive function, that can be useful for certain cognitive diseases. This helps maintain day-to-day focus and concentration.

Always check with your doctor before taking any Ginkgo Biloba supplements or powders if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, on medication or have a medical condition. It should be taken as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.


  1. Chen, Y.J., Tsai, K.S. and Chiu, C.Y. et al. . (2013). EGb761 inhibits inflammatory responses in human chondrocytes and shows chondroprotection in osteoarthritic rat knee. J Orthop Res. 31 (7), 1032-1038.
  2. Mix, J.A. and Crews Jr, W.D. . (2002). A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761 in a sample of cognitively intact older adults: neuropsychological findings. Hum Psychopharmacol. 17 (6), 267-277.