Plant name: Ginkgo Biloba
Active constituents: Ginkgolides and flavonoids
- Antioxidant: decrease lipid peroxidation, increase SOD, increase catalase- The 2 proposed mechanisms of action are (1) directly scavenging free radicals and (2) in- directly inhibiting formation of free radicals.
- Neurotransmitter enhancer: increase dopamine and NE
- Neuroprotective- decrease beta amyloid
- Anxiolytic at low dose
- Adaptogen: restores brain levels of catecholamines, serotonin, and corticosterone after stress