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A Directory of Herbs and their therapeutic properties - Ginkgo Biloba ( Ginkgo biloba )

Ginkgo is an extremely long-lived tree, perhaps the oldest known tree species it has existed in the Chinese mainland for more than 200 million years and has a long historical and traditional use as a herbal remedy.

Used for:-

  • Anxiety
  • Alzheimers disease
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cognitive decline
  • Tension
  • Bronchitis
  • Allergies/hay Fever
  • Heart and kidney disorders
  • Depression
  • Alopecia
  • Tinnitus
  • Circulation
  • Varicose veins
  • Diabetes
  • Migraines
  • Inflammation

 


Parts of the plant used:-
Leaves, seeds, nuts

Properties:-
Anti-inflammatory, Cardic tonic Cordial, Vermifuge, Tonic, Vasodilator Astringent, Antitussive

Constituents:-
Lignans, flavonoids, terpenes, essential oil, tannins, gibberellin, ginkgolic acid, bilobol, ginnol, aspartine, calcium



Contains Nutrients:-
Flavonoids


Precautions:-

Any patients with blood disorders, or those who are taking aspirin to thin the blood, should be careful not to take Ginkgo.

Other names:-
Bai Guo, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginkgo Nut, Maidenhair Tree, Yin-hsing

General:-
Gingko is one of the most commonly prescribed herbs
Ginkgo is such a useful herb because of its effect on circulation. By increasing the blood supply to the brain by up to 20%, Ginkgo can make your body and mind function more efficiently and keep you sharper and younger.

 


 

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