Ginkgo Herb - Herbal Tea
Ginkgo, also known as Ginkgo Biloba is a unique tree that has no other like species. Ginkgo is often misspelled as Gingko. Ginkgo is one of the oldest trees and considered a living fossil with fossils found that date back over 250 million years.
The Ginkgo tree is a large tree that can grow up to 120 feet and live up to 1000 years old. The leaves are fan shape with 4 lobes and the tree produces inedible fruit which stores the seed. The only part of the Ginkgo tree that is commonly used today is the leaf. Ginkgo leaf extract is one of the most studied botanicals today and Ginkgo supplements can be found in most health food stores around the world and is one of the best selling.
Ginkgo is available in dried leaf form, capsules, tablets, and extracts and can be found in most health stores.
Herbal Tea Recipe
Ginkgo tea is prepared by steeping 1 teaspoon dried leaf in 8 ounces of boiling water for 5 – 10 minutes.
Ginkgo Uses & Herbal Remedies
Ginkgo Tea Benefits
Ginkgo leaf extracts are being used today to treat Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and to promote memory.
The Ginkgo seed has historically been used in Chinese medicine.
Ginkgo has been reported to be effective in treating retinal eye ailments such as macular degeneration.
Ginkgo is said to help in contacting spirits and the herb can be used in dream pillows to help dream of and communicate with loved ones that have passed.
Uncooked Ginkgo seeds contain a chemical that can cause seizures and the over use of them can cause death.
Excessive use of Ginkgo can thin the blood and should be used with caution by anyone taking anti-coagulants.
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section, you can buy ginkgo wholesale in large quantities as well as smaller amounts. Ginkgo is excellent to add to a variety of herbal teas.
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