This is reported to be the
only survivor of the oldest tree species. Ginkgo is invaluable in aiding the circulation,
improving oxygen use and reducing free radical damage.
It is beneficial for the
brain, memory, nervous system and blood vessels. The elderly particularly benefit from
this herb. One of ginkgo's most important features is its ability to expand the blood
vessels, and thereby improve blood flow in capillaries and arteries, especially in the
lower legs and feet.
Herbalists believe that
ginkgo may help diabetics, it may also help people who suffer from asthma attacks.
How It May Benefit
tinnitus (ringing in the
of a vein)
diabetic vascular disease
lack of concentration or
mental and emotional fatigue in the elderly
strokes and heart attacks.
Ginkgo can cause
irritability, restlessness, diarrhoea, nausea, and vomiting - see your Health
Professional. Some people are unable to tolerate ginkgo even in small doses.
Do not use if you have a
clotting disorder, or if you are pregnant or nursing. Do not give ginkgo to children
without a doctor's supervision.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Ginkgo leaves are available
in dry bulk, capsules, or tincture.