Ginkgo biloba enjoys the universal use as a memory enhancer. It comes from the Ginkgoaceae family and is commonly pronounced as maidenhair tree. It has been existing on this mother earth for millennia, that’s documented on the basis of its 270 million years old fossil. Also, Ginkgo biloba is the only existing specie from the division Ginkgophyta as the rest of its relative species are extinct.
Ginkgos are skyscrapers (huge in length and renders wide canopy) that can reach a beautiful height of at most 150 ft. With all those giddy branches, Ginkgo forms an angular crown with a powerful vasculature that runs deep under the ground to fight off the storms and snow. One can identify the older trees by the very first glimpse at its sumptuous crown. The more sumptuous the crown, the older the tree is.
Ginkgo biloba is traditionally used to cater to nervous disorders. It is purported for its famous medicinal benefits as it helps with vertigo, motion sickness, altitude sickness, dementia, memory loss, cerebral vascular insufficiency, cognitive disorders, glaucoma, sexual dysfunction (due to SSRIs), and premenstrual syndrome.
Ginkgo biloba is packed with ginkolides, bilobalides, proanthocyanidin, and various glycosides that support its splendid pharmacological activities.