– Ginkgo biloba
From China & Japan: cultivated
The Chinese and Japanese immigrants to
America brought the leaves of this wonderful medicinal tree with them!
They used it as an antiasthmatic, a bronchodilator, and memory enhancer.
Studies have shown that it does all that and more! It also activates
platelets and improves circulation and helps fix vertigo and tinnitus.
The average dose by capsule is 40mg,
three times daily (mostly for senile dementia) for three months. Extract
dose is also 40mg, 3x per day. There is research ongoing to study ginkgo
to help with relief of auditory nerve damage that could benefit from
improved blood flow.
This herb can have side effects for a few
people. It can cause dermatitis, and can be toxic in large amounts with
effects such as vomiting, irritability, and restlessness.