Being one of the oldest tree species on earth, Ginko has been used for all kinds of wellness remedies through out the centuries.
Ginko trees are also called “Maidenhair trees.”
The fruit smells terrible and may cause skin irritation but it contains a seed that’s valuable on the Asian markets. In Germany the leaves have been used to help with Asthma and Circulation issues.
Ginko contains ginkolides. A power compound found to help suppress allergic inflammation and asthma.
Ginko may help with the ills of old age. It dilates the arteries and capillaries that feed the body’s tissue making it helpful for people who suffer from decreased oxygen to the brain and extremities. This may in turn improve ones short term memory and help combat depression in old folks.
People are taking Ginko extracts to help combat Alzheimer’s, Multiple sclerosis, and to minimize the devastation of a stroke. They are also using extracts to help with peripheral vascular disease, Raynaud’s disease and tinnitus.
The best benefits have come from a well known concentrated source that can be found in most any health food store, not just leaves. Ginko is generally considered safe. It may cause restlessness or digestive upset. Discontinue use.
USE CAUTION: if you have a clotting disorder, are taking anti-clotting medications, apirin.
Ginko may not be the fountain of youth but it is packed with some good healing potential.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.