Gingko, Yin Xing Ye

Gingko biloba

Gingko has long been seen as a symbol of longevity. It has been planted in China since ancient times. The only living plant of the Ginkgoales order, its species originated over 200 million years ago and is often known as a “living fossil”. First documented in the Chinese Materia Medica Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, it has long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for its antibacterial effects, and treatment of heart and lung conditions. In more recent research it has been shown to increase blood circulation helping to enhance memory and concentration.

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Key Actions & Healing Properties:

  • Antibacterial, Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory
  • Memory enhancing effects and improved brain function
  • Improves asthma and lung capacity
  • Improves circulation, helping the heart & sexual function