Ginkgo biloba Leaf Organic
Botanical Name: Ginkgo biloba
Common Names: Fossil tree, maidenhair tree, kew tree, bai guo ye, yinhsing
Use: (a) Increases blood flow peripherally to the limbs and brain, (b) Decreases the time it takes for re-innervation of muscles following traumatic nerve damage, (c) Antioxidant, (d) Anti-inflammatory, (e) Antithrombotic (f) Antiatherosclerotic, (g) Antagonist to platelet activating factor.
Also known as the maidenhair tree, ginkgo is one of the oldest species of tree in the world. The trees can grow more than 130 feet tall and can live for over 1,000 years. Some trees in China are said to be over 2,500 years old.
The therapeutic properties of the ginkgo plant are said to include treatment for blood disorders and memory problems, enhancement of cardiovascular function, and to improve eye health.
Gingko contains high levels of flavonoids and terpenoids, antioxidants that provide protection against oxidative cell damage from harmful free radicals. In this way, antioxidants are believed to help reduce the risk of cancer.