According to Medical News Today,
Ginkgo Biloba an ancient tree 🌲 found in fossils more than 270 million years old, is excellent for brain 🧠 health including dementia, Alzheimer’s, cognitive development, social behavior, and improved focus.
Other healing benefits include:
- Improved sexual energy
- Reduced anxiety
- Increased circulation
- Vision and eye health
- Reduced inflammation
- Fights cancer, arthritis, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), stroke, and heart disease
Ginkgo has long been a natural medicinal remedy in ancient 15th century China its native habitat. Gingko is also known as Maidenhair and as Gin Kyo in Japanese. The mature tree can grow as tall as 160 feet (50 m). In the fall, the leaves turn saffron golden yellow then drop to the grown. Remarkably, Ginkgo Biloba is one of the most resilient longevity tree species with built-in insect resistant wood and disease including pests and animals such as deer. Resistance includes bacteria, virus, and fungi to its internal and external environments.
My personal journey with Ginkgo
I discovered Ginkgo Biloba I’m Washington, DC in the 90s as one of the trees heavily populated throughout the city. As my natural healing vocabulary grew, this medicinal herb 🌿 was added to my herb cabinet and usage. I would ask for ginkgo in Chinese and Korean New York bodegas along with ginseng and ginger candy. Here in Portland, I noticed the leaves and immature trees planted in my neighborhood and in the city. The sight of the unique familiar green leaves brought a flood of good memories and curiosity to “revisit” the healing and spiritual medicine this tree provides.
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Hill, A. 2018. Healthline. 12 Benefits of Ginkgo Biloba (plus side effects and dosage). https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/ginkgo-biloba-benefits