Ginkgo biloba, known as ginkgo, also spelled gingko, is an ancient plant with high medicinal value. It is found in fossils dating back 270 million years. Native to China, ginkgo plant has various uses in traditional Chinese medicine.
1 Ginkgo biloba supplement reduces cholesterol levels of blood in the human body, and prevents arteriosclerosis. It is effective in the treatment of physical weakness, rapid heartbeat, chest pain and dizziness for middle aged and elderly people.
2 Lowering blood pressure by increasing vascular permeability and elasticity, ginkgo leaf powder has a better anti-hypertensive effect.
3 Ginkgo biloba extract powder can significantly reduce menstrual pain and back pain and other symptoms, it also has a better effect for the treatment of bronchial asthma.
4 Ginkgo leaf preparations and hypoglycemic agents have a great effect in the treatment of diabetes, which can be used for diabetes adjuvant drugs.
5 Eliminating the deposition components of blood vessel wall, improving blood flowing changes, increasing red blood cell deformation, reducing blood viscosity, ginkgo leaf powder can smooth blood flow, prevent and treat cerebral hemorrhage and cerebral infarction. It also has a certain effect on Alzheimer's disease caused by atherosclerosis.
6 Ginkgo biloba extract can reduce lipid peroxidation level, reduce freckles, moisturize skin, and beautify facial appearance for women. It also has laxative, diuretic, and detoxification function. It is effective in the treatment of women's menopausal syndrome.
Directly or improperly taking ginkgo to eat can lead to poisoning. Medicinally ginkgo fruit and leaves are processed and handled.
This towering ginkgo tree is located at Guanyin Buddhist Temple in Xi’an, China. Every autumn the green leaves on this 1,400-year-old tree turn bright yellow and fall into a golden heap on the temple grounds.
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