Relation to Oriental Medicine
Bai Guo (Semen Ginkgo Bilobae (Ginkgo Nut)) is an astringent herb used to expel phlegm and stop wheezing and to stop discharges. The leaf (Yin Guo Ye) "has recently been used for hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, coronary artery disease, angina pectoris, and cerebrovascular disease." Dan Bensky and Andrew Gamble, Chinese Herbal Medicine. Materia Medica, Rev. Ed., 1993:389-90.
In OM, tinnitus/ringing in the ears can be attributed to phlegm, as well as result from high blood pressure. Artificial Intelligence 06:38, 17 Aug 2006 (EDT)