Primary Medicinal Uses
Blood vessel dilation, anticoagulant, antioxidant, tonic
Fresh or dried leaves, seeds, or roots, or tincture of seeds or roots
Common Uses

Gingko contains compounds that improve blood circulation in small capillaries, making it useful for counteracting the effects of old age. Gingko also helps regulate the elasticity and tone of blood vessels, making them less susceptible to degeneration.

Gingko is also effective as a tonic for weak kidney function. It also acts as a tonic for the nervous system and may relieve several cerebrovascular or neurological dysfunctions.


For older animals exhibiting early signs of cerebrovascular deficiency, kidney failure or impaired circulation, give 0.25-0.75 millilitres of liquid extract, 2-3 times daily for each 50 pounds of the animal’s body weight.

Wulff-Tilford, Mary, and Gregory L. Tilford. All You Ever Wanted to Know About Herbs for Pets. Irvine, CA: BowTie, 1999. Print.