Those with tinnitus are not alone in choosing to try complementary therapy. The form of complementary therapy I am most often asked about in my tinnitus clinic is gingko biloba, a herbal supplement available in health food shops which derives from the rather beautifully named Chinese Maidenhair tree. Ewart Davies and his team at Birmingham University, concluded that gingko was not an effective treatment for tinnitus for most people, although the possibility remains that certain individuals might benefit, so the book is not yet closed on this one. Tinnitus is a problem of experiencing ringing sound in the ear that no one else can hear. Sunflower seeds are naturally anti-inflammatory.