• Disease
  • Herb
  • Action
  • Nutrient
  • Massage Therapy
  • Glossary

Ginkgo Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Ginkgo Biloba, Ginkgoaceae family
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Bai Guo
Homeopathic Name
Ginkgo Biloba   -   Mother Tincture

Do you know this herb by any other name ? Click Here.

Ginkgo Cures


Action of Ginkgo

Nutrients in Ginkgo

Highly Effective

Nature of


Parts Used

Leaves, Nut

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Ginkgo

-Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breast Feeding
-High doses may cause Restlessness, Diarrhea, Nausea and Skin Irritation.
-Avoid using in the initial stages of Cough.
-It is advised to reduce the dose after 10 days, as it can act as a poison by reacting with Vitamin B6. This may cause Stomach Ache and Vomiting.
-Those taking anticoagulants such as aspirin or warfarin or have any bleeding disorder should avoid Ginkgo.
-Ginkgo must not be taken with Aspirin, Coumadin, and warfarin. It may cause bleeding.
-Ginkgo Biloba is a good herb if taken in suggested doses. However, excess of everything is bad. The high doses of Ginkgo Biloba may cause other complications.
-Ginkgo may disrupt the blood pressure and cause high or low Blood Pressure. People having Blood Pressure or Blood sugar problems should avoid Ginkgo Biloba.
-Drowsiness occurs so avoid the consumption if driving or working outdoors.
-People having Stomach Problems, Intestinal Disorders, Nervous Diseases, Skin problems or Musculoskeletal should take this herb cautiously.
-High doses of Gikngo for long time may cause the following disorders.
Internal Bleeding
Eye Problems
Dry Mouth
Heart Palpitation
Muscle problems

-Ginkgo may be platelet inhibitory. Consumption not recommended in case of a scheduled Surgery or Dental procedure. Its use to be stopped 36 hours before Surgery.
Do not eat Ginkgo Biloba fruit and seed as it may cause poisoning.

Drug Interaction :
Do not combine with Coumadin , Aspirin and Warfarin.
Sponsored Links


Ginkgo is a tree.
It is perennial.
It grows in Temperate or Mediterranean climate.
It grows up to 35 M.
Best used for Impotence, Disorders of the Brain and Eyes.
It may increases the effects of Blood Thinners.

It keeps the Nerves, Blood Vessels, muscles of Heart and Retina healthy.

In TCM :
Ginkgo Seed : Bai Guo
Ginkgo Leaf : Bai Guo Ye
Ginkgo Nut : Bai Guo Ren

Meridians Associated : Lungs and Kidneys.



Sponsored Links

Materia Medica for Ginkgo

Ginkgo General

Ginkgo Biloba regulates the tone and elasticity of blood vessels. It increases blood flow to the brain and extremities.
It is a good herbal remedy for cognitive disorders and circulatory ailments.
It strengthens the Central nervous system by increasing the oxygen and blood sugar to nerve cells. It is an excellent antioxidant. It removes Free radicals and aids in cell maintenance.
It is beneficial in the early stages of degenerative dementia and diseases of vascular origin. Think of it when you are confronted with Chronic venous insufficiency ( CNS ), or Peripheral vascular and neurosensory disorders.
It protects neural tissues. How? By free radical scavenging, increased energy metabolism, and or neutralizing neurotransmitter degrading enzymes.
It enhances alertness, awareness, and cognition.
It really does not help in retention and memory recall like Bacopa Monnieri and Indian Pennywort. But, and it is a big BUT, it protects the hippocampus, the seat of memory. Consequently, old age memory loss is reduced. How? It prevents the loss of dendrite connections.
It is used to improve memory and cognitive performance. It keeps good care of mental health. It reduces the nervous tension and provides calmness to the Nerves. It enhances the blood flow in the nerves and protects them from degeneration. In Alzheimer's the nerves get degenerated gradually; Gingko helps in treating the condition and has a soothing effect on the Brain. This increases the Brain's ability and efficiency.
Compare with Bacopa Monnieri, Indian Pennywort, and Gastrodia.
Ginkgo is a friend of the aged. Ginkgo increases blood flow to the penis. It ignites the fire of sexual desire. It optimizes the flow of blood and enhances the sensation and consequently pleasure. It promotes libido in both men and women. Ginkgo increases pre-cum or prostatic fluid, and therefore promotes lubrication. It increases sexual desire in cougars and older women who have gone beyond menopause. It prevents ovarian cancer.
The tincture of the Ginkgo leaf restores flow through blood vessels that have been clogged by fats or diabetes. Some men do not respond to orthodox medicines. Some men experience diminished libido due to the use of antidepressants. These cases respond to Ginkgo tincture.
Important features of Ginkgo Biloba
Enhances neurotransmitter levels inside the brain (for lightning-fast communication between brain cells)
Increases oxygen and nutrient-rich blood flow to the brain.
Protects your brain from toxins and oxidative damage.
An efficient remedy to cure Asthma. It works to inhibit PAF (platelet-activating factor) in Asthma sufferers, a powerful inducer of platelet aggregator and anaphylactic reactions.
Avoid ginkgo before surgery and or if taking blood thinning drugs.
Methods of Administration. How to take
Tincture. The best and the most potent method of consuming Ginkgo is to Tincture it.
To learn how to make your own Tinctures Click here
Decoction: Make a tea.
Put l/2 teaspoonful of the powdered root in a cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for 10 minutes. Drink three times a day.
Single Herb

Ginkgo for Arrhythmia

Take 3 capsules of Ginkgo in a day ( 60-240 mg ).

Ginkgo for Blood Clots

Have extracts of Ginkgo Biloba.
OR: Have Ginkgo Biloba Capsules.

Ginkgo Biloba for Diabetic Retinopathy

Have two capsules of Ginkgo Biloba two times a day.

Ginkgo For Parkinson's Disease

Take Ginkgo extracts or two capsules of Ginkgo twice a day. It improves blood circulation..
Have two capsules of Ginkgo two times a day.

Ginkgo for Alzheimer

Take two capsules of Ginkgo two times a day.

Ginkgo Biloba as Brain Enhancer

Make leaf tea of Ginkgo Biloba. Have 30 ml of it once a day.

Ginkgo Biloba for Varicose Veins

Have Ginkgo Biloba extract.
Or: Take capsules of Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo ( Balkuwari ) for Atherosclerosis

Have the extract of Ginkgo Biloba.

Ginkgo for Angina

Have extract of Ginkgo.
Or Take two tablets of Ginkgo tywo times a day.

Ginkgo biloba ( Balkuwari ) for Tinnitus

Have two capsules of Ginkgo Biloba.

Ginkgo Biloba ( Balkuwari ) for Brain Stroke

Have two capsules of Ginkgo Biloba daily.

Ginkgo for Chilblain

Have decoction of Ginkgo leaves one glass once a day.

Ginkgo ( Balkuwari ) for Autism

Have extract of Ginkgo Biloba.
Or: Have two capsules of Ginkgo Biloba two times a day.

Ginkgo for Altitude Sickness

Have extract of Ginkgo two times a day.
Or: Take two capsules of Ginkgo two times a day.

Ginkgo ( Balkuwari ) for Spermatorrhea

Boil 5 fresh Ginkgo ( Balkuwari ) leaves in a cup of water. Drink it daily for 2 to 3 months.

Ginkgo ( Balkuwari ) for Schizophrenia

Ginkgo ( Balkuwari increases the supply of oxygen to the brain.
Boil half teaspoon of crushed Ginkgo ( Balkuwari ) in a cup of water. Strain. Drink it 3 to 4 times a day.

Ginkgo ( Balkuwari ) for Numbness

Ginkgo improves the blood circulation of our body. It is a good Immunity booster too. So take an extract of this herb twice a day until you get good results.

Ginkgo for Hearing Loss

Ginkgo ( Balkuwari in India ) increases the blood flow to the nerves in the Ears which improves Hearing. It removes the blockage and gives relief from pain.
Take 2 capsules ( 60 – 240 gm ) of Ginkgo in a day.
Ginkgo dilates the blood vessels and helps to improve the blood flow. The Flavonoids present in Ginkgo reduces the numbness and swelling in the Legs due to Deep Vein Thrombosis.
Take Ginkgo capsules of 60 mg twice a day for a month.

Ginkgo For Wheezing

Ginkgo Biloba has the ability to expel the mucus from the respiratory airways. It enhances the blood flow in the Lungs, which help to suppress Wheezing.
Boil a few fresh leaves of Ginkgo Biloba. Steep. Drink this tea twice a day. It will open your Airways and constricted Bronchi.

Ginko Biloba for Multiple Sclerosis

Ginko Biloba has the potential to fight fatigue, reduce muscle pain and improve cognition. Therefore, consume 40 to 90 mg of Ginko Biloba. For best results, take it 3 times a day.

Ginko for Asthma

Mix 1 tablespoon of Ginkgo tincture to half cup of water. Pour this solution in a spray bottle. Now spray this mixture directly in the mouth of your child. It can help in treating various Asthmatic symptoms.

Ginkgo for Brain Injury

Take Ginkgo capsules of 240 mg per day.

Ginkgo for Confusion

Prepare a tea, made of Ginkgo Biloba leaves and one cup of water. Drink 30 ml of it once a day.

Ginkgo for Dementia

Prepare a tea, made of Ginkgo Biloba leaves and one cup of water. Drink 30 ml of it once a day.

Ginkgo for Encephalopathy

Have 1 teaspoon of Ginkgo Biloba extract twice daily.
Prepare a tea, made of one teaspoon of powdered Ginkgo Biloba leaves and one cup of water. Drink it twice daily.
Have Ginkgo Biloba extract, 40 mg per day.

Ginkgo for Poor Concentration

Consume 40 mg of Ginkgo Biloba extract, 3 times a day.

Ginkgo for Glaucoma

Have 120 mg of Ginkgo Biloba extract, once a day for 2 months.

Ginkgo as an Aphrodisiac

Ginkgo has a direct effect on Endothelial cells that enhance blood flow to the penile arteries and veins.
Consume 2-3 grilled Ginkgo seeds. It is a good Aphrodisiac herb for men, they bring power in the lower abdomen area.

Ginkgo for Ulcerative Colitis

Ginkgo contains antioxidant and antiinflammatory factors. The extract us used to prevent and cure Ulcerative Colitis.
Take 10 drops of Ginkgo extract every day.

Ginkgo for Asthma

A 600mg standardized dose of Ginkgo reduces airway hypersensitivity in Asthma patients.
Sponsored Links
Multiple Herbs How to Use Herbal Treatment? Click Here +

Herbal Treatment For Poor Circulation 1

Mix the following herbs in the proportions given against them
Garlic 3 Teaspoons, Ginger 2 Teaspoons, Ginkgo Biloba 2 Teaspoons, Cayenne One Teaspoon
Take half a teaspoon of the above mixture. Make a decoction by boiling for at least 5 minutes. Strain. Drink every day for 15 days every three months. Continue doing this till you are cured.

Herbal Treatment For Varicose Veins 1

Take the following herbs in equal quantity:-
2 tablespoons chopped Butcher's Broom .
1 teaspoon dried Ginger ( Adrak in India )
2 to 3 Ginkgo ( Balkuwari in India ) leaves
Prepare a decoction by adding all these herbs in 3 cups of boiling water. Have one cup once a day.
Queries on Ginkgo
Fake Users Alert !

Fake users have started using the Query Section to advertise their products and services.
It is therefore suspended.

Actual users may approach us through emails. Please write an email to info@herbpathy.com.
You will get a reply in your email.
Anjana Gupta
24 Apr 2015
I am suffering from Varicose veins.
Is this herbal combination for Varicose veins available in tablet forms in the market.
Herbpathy Research Team
29 Apr 2015
Dear Anjana ,

If you noticed, the first combination consists of Ginger, Garlic, Ginkgo Biloba and Cayenne (Red Chillies). Other than Ginkgo Biloba, all other herbs will be readily available in your kitchen or kitchen garden.
You can make the decoction of Garlic, Ginger and Cayenne and can buy Ginkgo capsules from the market.
Because, I am not sure if the exact combination of the herbs would be available in the market.

Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Rashmi ( India New Delhi )
25 Feb 2016
Dear sir from where can I get Ginkgo n ginseng capsules in Delhi. My mother has dementia/Alzehimer. Pl inform. I shall be greatful.

Ranan Khanna
01 Mar 2016
Rashmi you can buy these products online. Herbal products are easily available on e-commerce websites these days. You can check and buy from there. Check for the quality and the authenticity of the product and the seller before buying.
Nasir ( Goa )
24 Aug 2016
Sir I am having tinitus problem and blood pressure too I am 54 years shall I take ginko 60 mg tab
26 Aug 2016
Dear Nasir
Do you have High BP and Low BP?
29 Aug 2016
Yes, Nasir. You may take Ginkgo capsules, one everyday for a month. But, only if you are not suffering from Blood Pressure problems. Also, never take it if you are on drugs like Aspirin, Warfarin. It is advised that you please scroll up the page and read the Side effects paragraph of this Herb. Only then you should start the intake.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Ferhan Koyuncugil
18 Oct 2016
I have diseases that can benefit from ginkgo but i have hypoglycemia too.You warn people with blood pressure or blood sugar issues to avoid it.So may i use it without any negative effects on hypoglycemia?Because,i really need to use it for my other diseases
21 Oct 2016
Ginkgo is not to be taken in any form if you have Blood Sugar problems. So, you need to specify the reason that you wish to use Ginkgo for . The herb has many health benefits, but may be we can suggest you a better herb for your problems. So, it is important that you please be specific about your health problems.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Arbab Adnan ( Pakistan )
27 Jan 2017
Hi.my son is three years old and diagnosed autism.how and when should I give him this herb.
16 Feb 2017
You may give him Indian Pennywort extract 3 drops every day for 15 days.
Also give him Broccoli seed sprout extract every day for one month. This is the best cure for him. Discuss with your doctor before you try any remedy.
Tejas Khurana ( India )
02 Mar 2017
Hello ,
I am looking for a trusted source for Ginkgo Biloba loose leaves in India.
Sadaf chishti ( India )
12 Mar 2017
Hello sir
My sister is suffring from tinitus problem sometimes the sounds okays for three days and night she got so much disturbed and cries alot..pls help me to cure her soon asap please
Manasvi Vatsal
17 Mar 2017
Ginkgo Biloba capsules can help to cure this problem of yours. You may buy the capsules and eat one daily. Ask her to eat raw pineapple daily 250gm. You may also extract the onion juice, heat it up and put 1 to 2 drops in her ear. this will provide relief to a great extent. I will always say that talk to you family doctor before trying anything on your own.
Sadaf chishti ( India )
12 Mar 2017
Hello sir/mam
My sister is suffring alot from tinitus problem the sound plays for days and hours and she is 18 years old pls guide me how to cure her with ginko balibo capsules ?
Rudresh Patel
06 Jul 2017
Yes, you may take Ginkgo Biloba capsules, one every day for a month. Take the minimum dosage. She should eat 200 gm of raw Pineapple everyday.
Deepak ( India )
11 Jun 2017
Sir my son is 9 year .he have white spot from last 3 year (vitiligo).can by ginkgo it remove .
If yes pls tell how to use it.
06 Jul 2017
Dilute the Babchi oil with a carrier oil. In the ratio 1:3. Apply it on the affected area. Leave it on for 20 minutes, Wash it with cold water. I have not heard of Ginkgo Biloba as a cure for Vitiligo. Cranberry juice can be used
Yasir ( Pakistan )
11 Jul 2017
hi sir im taking ginkgo biloba 60mg i want to know that can i take white musli or ashwaganda or macca root tongkat ali or any sexual enhacer capsule if not then tell me what should i take for low libido im 20 years and suffer from excessive masturburation and premature ejaculation plz favour me sir
Lalit Kochhar ( India )
01 Nov 2017
You may exclude Ginkgo from the regimen. rest all remedies are fine. You may continue, Tongkat Ali, Mucuna Pruriens, Macca and Ashwagandha for low libido.
Saima ( Pakistan )
18 Jul 2017
Sir i have to ask for spider veins solution...i m developing on my feet thighs face..i am 27 year old female..tell solution especially for face
01 Nov 2017
Do you suffer from varicose veins ?
Dr.Meena ( India )
31 Oct 2017
Sir, due we have references in API, or any Ayurvedic books for GINKGO BILOBA, I am doing research on it and if at all I require approval Ayush Ministry is asking for it. Kindly provide at the earliest.


Ramesh Kadyan
08 Jan 2019
There is no reference of Ginkgo Biloba in ayurvedic books
Vasudha ( INDIA/Karnataka )
03 Jan 2018
Heart patients can take these capsules? If yes their is no side effects na...? If no, why what's the reason that heart patients not take these.....
Susan Mathewson ( USA )
24 Jan 2018
Can I infuse Ginkgo Biloba in olive, heat it for a day or two at low heat in my oven, then make a tincture using beeswax, applying it to my hands and feet for Raynauds Syndrome/poor circulation? I have mildly low blood pressure at times, which times I can avoid.
Thank you for your response. I am grateful for any help.
Mahesh Bansal ( India )
25 Mar 2018
My daughter is 7 year old and her eyes having cylindrical number -3.5 and -4.5,
Please suggest for her eyes
Sudhir Acharya ( India/Karnataka )
14 Apr 2018
My mother is 68 years old . She is having Vertigo problem . Please suggest her the dosage of Ginkgo bilabo .
Her problem will be at peak during summer season .
Nikhil ( Haryana, India )
26 Jun 2018
I want to cure my eye 6/6,so how to take this medicine and how much In a day.... Tell me
Dr Jagindar Nath Gadhok ( Sutton Coldfield .United Kingdom B73 5DH )
11 Nov 2018
I am suffering with Multiple symptoms since 1969 My National Health Service are withdrawn since 1980 I am without treatment since 1954
In UK no one will treat me, even Good Hope Hospital Sutton Coldfield did much wrong, because I have a claim
Indian homoeopath in India have been unhelpful, simply after money, and given experimental Drugs
It is only about six months or little more than I have recovered from Geriatric Cum Zombie stupor state, I have bought a lot of ayurvedic herb medicine I do not know the doses and method of taking.. Can anyone help me
I have Arjuna powder, Ginko Biloba leaf, jal brahmi powder,ashwagandha, kaunch seed powder.shankhapushpi powder,
amla powder, combination I made safed musli aswaganda powder, kaunch seed powder equal portions,gokhru fruit powder,Triphala My brain is damaged after electric shocks that I forgot language for nine Months. my web prepared free is Http://www.jagindargadhok.co.uk. please respond
Ramesh Kadyan
08 Jan 2019
Whats the present symptoms in your body ?
are you facing gastric problem or constipation problem ?
any B.P. issue ?
You have some ayurvedic medicines powder. For which ailment you want to use them ?
Thanks & Regards
Chirag ( India )
22 Jan 2019
Sir ..plz tell whether it is helpfull in to increase eye sight
Your Query - This is a community service. You may ask and answer a query.
[Note: You are requested to write correct English only. Please do not use SMS English, Short Text and Words like hi, hello.]
[Optional: For better guidance]
[Optional: To get email Alert]
[Optional: To get message Alert]
Sponsored Links