Ginkgo, known scientifically as Ginkgo biloba, is one of the oldest living tree species in the world. This plant is native to China, but it grows in many other parts of the world, including in various parts of North America, Europe, and Asia.
Ginkgo is one of the most widely researched herbs in the world.
While ginkgo’s benefits for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia have received much attention, there have been many research studies done that show many other potential health benefits of ginkgo.
Many of these studies are clinical trials, which tend to have the highest level of credibility and applicability.
Overall, ginkgo is associated with the following health benefits:
- May improve cognitive function
- In addition to cognitive health, ginkgo may also benefit psychological health, such as decreasing anxiety, depression, and stress.
- A few different clinical trials have also shown that ginkgo benefits heart health and related factors.
- Antidiabetic effects
- Clinical trials have found that ginkgo benefits individuals with ADHD by improving task performance and attention span. Large-scale human trials are needed for further evidence.
- May reduce tinnitus