Gingko is one of the most ancient living plants and backdates around 150 million years ago and has managed to survive through all sorts of disasters and events. Some plants in China are said to be over 2500 years old.
Ginkgo is a gentle but powerful circulatory stimulant, especially when it comes to conditions of the head. It’s invaluable for older people, particularly those who have suffered from strokes or are at risk of strokes. It helps to improve memory and sharpen concentration for all ages but has attracted attention for its ability to stimulate memory and reduce confusion in the elderly, and perhaps helps delay or mitigate the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease. It also helps improve social behaviour for those with Dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Ginkgo tea can be taken continuously without problems and works well together with ginseng. The leaves of the plant can be taken as a tea.
The plant has a number of therapeutic properties and contains high levels of flavonoids and terpenoids, these are antioxidants that provide protection against oxidative cell damage from harmful free radicals.
Some of the other benefits of Ginkgo include the treatment of tinnitus, dizziness, labyrinthitis (inflammation of the inner ear) and Meniere’s disease (excess fluid in the inner ear). It is also worth trying for persistent headaches and migraines
Botanical Name: Ginkgo Biloba