Ginkgo biloba belongs to the Ginkgoaceae family. It is a very old type of plant. It is a deciduous tree and blooms from April to May. Its name comes from a spelling mistake of the Japanese “gin kyo” which means silver apricot. It is recommended that the leaves be collected in late summer to early autumn, just before they begin to change color.
Ginkgo’s Health Benefits and Uses
It has a prominent place in traditional Chinese medicine, where the seeds of the plant are mainly used. Recent research shows that its leaves have a variety of bioactive substances. Thanks to these substances, the blood circulation is improved and has a tonic effect on brain function. At the same time, it improves memory and offers a general sense of well-being. Furthermore, the leaves contain ginkgolides that can act as antihistamines and if they reduce the symptoms of allergic reactions.
- its leaves
Caution! Consult your doctor before consumption, as it may interact with various medications.
Herbs should not be consumed uncontrollably. Consult your doctor before consumption. They are not substitutes for drugs and can cause side effects and allergies.