We all have concerns about getting older, but it seems that what many of us fear most isn't developing heart disease or arthritis or other "physical" diseases. It's losing mental capacity and the ability to care for ourselves. Medical professionals refer to this degeneration as senile dementia.
The most common causes of senile dementia are blockages, interruptions or decreased blood flow to regions of the brain. This is one area where the herb ginkgo biloba has proven to be a godsend.
Gingko biloba, a native Chinese herb, has been shown to improve memory greatly. We also know that ginkgo triggers numerous actions within the body that can protect nervous tissue from damage, particularly following seizures and stroke.
A good daily dosage is 10 milligrams of ginkgo that has been standardized to contain 24 percent of the flavonoid glycosides.