Ginkgo Leaf - Cut, Organic

Herbs: Ginkgo Leaf - Cut, Organic

Common Names: Ginkgo, maidenhair
Latin Name: Ginkgo biloba
Origin: China

Excerpts from Nutritional Herbology

Ginkgo leaf has a rich folk history for treating poor circulation. The shape of the leaf with its many fan segments were thought by early herbalists to represent the many vessels of the circulatory system poised for maximum circulation. The longevity of the tree itself and its ability to resist pollution and disease give it special place with folk practitioners. These observations alone point herbalists to its potential uses. Standardized concentrates of the bitter principles in ginkgo are sold all over the world but especially in Europe and Japan. Studies have shown it to be effective in increasing peripheral blood flow.

Ginkgo has demonstrated remarkable ability to improve peripheral circulation. All the anti-aging effects of better circulation go along with this ability: increased energy, antioxidant effects, decreased blood clotting, better concentration, improved hearing and others.

No one quite knows how it accomplishes its feat but its action is attributed to a group of bitter compounds that include flavonoids, hetersides, and anthocyanidines. It is especially popular as a longevity drug in Japan and is gaining popularity in the United States as the population ages. Its active principles seem to wear off after six to eight hours so small doses are recommended three times a day for maximum effect.

Contains bitter compounds (flavonoids) that decrease capillary permeability, thrombosis and platelet aggregation. These compounds increase peripheral blood flow and reduce inflammation. Ginkgo is an excellent source of iron, calcium and vitamin C.

From Our Reading and/or Experience...

  • We use Ginkgo often in tea and tincture combinations. Of course, it can be used in many other types of remedies. For instance, it can easily be made into powder, and used in capsules.
  • It can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals.
  • It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose.
  • As is the case with most herbs, Ginkgo should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place.

Customer Reviews

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by Greenbird on Oct 25, 2013

Does Ginkgo leaf have caffeine?

    Re: Caffeine
    by Bulk Herb Store on Oct 29, 2013

    No, Gingko is naturally caffeine free.

Can I use the dried Ginkgo leaf for a tincture?
by Brooke Armstrong on Apr 23, 2013

I am planning on using this in a tincture. I was wondering if I should get the Ginkgo in leaf form or powder? And do the leaves work better for making tintures....with any herbs?

    Re: Can I use the dried Ginkgo leaf for a tincture?
    by Bulk Herb Store on May 2, 2013

    Yes, I would suggest using the leaves or cut root of any herb when making a tincture as it is much easier to strain out of the finished tincture.

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by Dean on Aug 24, 2009

I have experienced a dramatic reduction in migraines from Ginkgo! Thanks for your fantastic product.

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