Ginkgo biloba is the oldest living tree species on the planet today. Native to a small range within China, it is difficult to find ginkgo growing in the wild, but the tree is extensively cultivated globally. Ginkgo leaf has a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its wellness-supporting properties. Also spelled gingko, the leaves can be utilized in extracts, infusions, and herbal formulations.
The leaves contain ginkgolides, these are compounds that are unknown in any other plant species. Ginkgo supports overall cognitive health and helps maintain healthy circulation.
Dried ginkgo leaves are considered "sweet" and have a gentle effect. They can be used in teas, capsules, and extracts. Ginkgo seems to improve blood circulation, which might help the brain, eyes, ears, and legs function better. It may act as an antioxidant to slow down Alzheimer's disease and interfere with changes in the brain that might cause problems with thinking. May reduce inflammation, good for asthma, depression, headaches, tinnitus, narrowing of arteries.
Energetics: Slightly cooling
Properties: Anticoagulant, antioxidant, cerebral tonic, hypotensive and vasodilator.
Precautions: Use in persons with coagulation disorders should be under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Use with caution when taking blood thinners.
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