The leaves are used from the Gingko biloba tree which originates in China. Gingko biloba may have beneficial effects on the circulatory and central nervous system. It increases blood flow to the brain as well as to the arms and legs by regulating the tone and elasticity of blood vessels. It slows the progression of Alzheimer’s symptoms, sharpens memory and concentration, particularly in older people. It some older people it has been known to lessen anxiety and depression. It is used for poor circulation, varicose veins, cramp, white finger, high blood pressure and spontaneous bruising. It often improves deafness, tinnitus, vertigo, and early senile dementia.
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