Vinpocetine is used to improve memory skills, treat symptoms of menopause, combat chronic fatigue, control motion sickness and prevent oxygen deprivation when blood clots, according to WebMD. Medical professionals use this synthesized drug in the treatment of illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease and stroke.
The antioxidant properties of vinpocetine reduce cell damage and promote blood circulation, according to Drugs.com. Vinpocetine protects vital neurons in the brain that are responsible for the transmission of information. Additional studies show the benefits of vinpocetine in the treatment of kidney failure by reducing calcium buildup as well as benefits in treating vision loss, ringing of the ears and urine control, as detailed by WebMD.