Botanical Name: Ginkgo biloba
Common Names: Fossil tree, maidenhair tree, kew tree, bai guo ye, yin hsing
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$7.72 – $19.35
Ginkgo Leaf. Green colored leaf with menthol, leafy aroma and a slightly bitter, menthol flavor.
The leaves of Ginkgo biloba have been used as traditional herbal medicine for hundreds of years in China. Currently, its application in vascular protection is garnering much attention.
Some of the main indications for using Ginkgo Biloba, based on the evidence, are for;
Stroke on recent onset
As a tonic for older adults
For early stages of senile dementia or Alzheimer’s
For poor blood flow to the head and it’s related symptoms such as memory or cognitive impairment, dizziness, tinnitus, headaches and mental fatigue
For dizziness or vertigo related to poor circulation
For altitude sickness or hypoxia (low oxygen levels)
Enhancing cognitive function, including working and long-term memory, abstract reasoning, and processing speed in healthy individuals and particularly in older adults (2)
“Related studies have shown that the effective medicinal components extracted from Ginkgo biloba are mainly flavonoids, terpene lactones, and organic acids, which increase blood flow, prevent blood clots, reduce blood lipids, regulate the central nervous system, improve memory function, and improve cognitive function. The known pharmacological effects are mainly related to the mechanisms of antagonizing platelet activating factor (PAF), antioxidation, scavenging free radicals, and regulating the release of excitatory amino acids” (1)
Warning: Use in persons with coagulation disorders should be under the supervision of a qualified health care practitioner.