Ginkgo Leaf - Powder, Organic

Herbs: Ginkgo Leaf - Powder, 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 powder often in smoothie combinations. It can also be encapsulated and used in many other remedies.
  • 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 Teri Barth on Jun 23, 2013

To receive the benefits of ginkgo what do you recommend I use leaf or powder form and how much do I use?

    Re: Ginkgo
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jul 10, 2013

    It depends on whether you like to take it in tea form or powdered mixed in juice, smoothies, or encapsulated. Either way is beneficial. The powder or tincture form would be stronger than a tea. Dosages vary based on the condition you are treating so I would suggest researching dosages for your specific needs or asking a natural medicine practitioner.


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