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Gingko Biloba (Organic)

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Gingko Biloba (Organic)

£4.50£22.00

Common name: Ginkgo, maidenhair tree Bai guo (TCM)

Family: Ginkgoaceae

Habitat/Cultivation: Found wild only in China and possible japan. A unique species with no known close living relatives. Grown in large scale plantations in China, France and USA.

Parts used: The leaves. (TCM use the seeds for urinary problems)

Traditional use: Western use has concentrated on the leaves and its ability to improve circulation. Increases blood flow. Only Ginkgo nuts were used in Chinese medicine as an antiasthmatic and against polyuria(Mills and Bone2000)

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Common name: Ginkgo, maidenhair tree Bai guo (TCM)

Family: Ginkgoaceae

Habitat/Cultivation: Found wild only in China and possibly Japan. A unique species with no known close living relatives. Grown in large scale plantations in China, France and USA.

Parts used: The leaves. (TCM use the seeds for urinary problems)

Traditional use: Western use has concentrated on the leaves and its ability to improve circulation. Increases blood flow. Only Ginkgo nuts were used in Chinese medicine as an antiasthmatic and against polyuria (Mills and Bone2000)

Constituents: Flavonoids, Ginkgolides, Bilobalides.

Actions: Circulatory stimulant and tonic, Anti-asthmatic, antispasmodic, anti-allergenic, anti- inflammatory. Anti-PAF (platelet activating factor) activity, antioxidant, tissue perfusion enhancer (Mills and Bone 2000)

Medicinal use: Disorders and symptoms due to restricted cerebral blood flow. Early stages of primary degenerative dementia, any disorders due to a reduced retinal blood flow. Disorders due to restricted peripheral blood flow, including diabetic vascular disease, anti PAF activity.

Cautions: Patients on anticoagulant or antiplatelet medication.

Research: Extensive research since 1960s has established improving poor cerebral circulation aiding memory, concentration and helping in cases of dementia. Indication supported by clinical trials  PAF activity the ginkgolides are potent and specific PAF antagonist. Antioxidant activity and the effect on memory enhancing properties .

Dosage & forms: Dried leaves for infusions/teas as required

Folk-lore: Ginkgo is thought to be the oldest tree on the planet, first growing about 190 million years ago. It has a long history in Chinese medicine. Only known to western herbalist over recent times where concentration on the leaves and the remarkable ability to improve the circulation. (Chevallier 1996).

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