Mountain Rose Herbs Organic Ginkgo Leaf Powder

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Ginkgo, the oldest living species of plant on earth, is more than 225 million years old. In this U.S. it has been one of the ten best selling herbs for more than 5 years and a standardized extract of ginkgo leaf is presently one of the most frequently used plant-based medicines in Europe.

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Description

COMMON NAME

Standardized: ginkgo
Other: maidenhair tree

BOTANICAL NAME

Ginkgo biloba L.
Plant Family: Ginkgoaceae

OVERVIEW

INTRODUCTION

Ginkgo, the oldest living species of plant on earth, is more than 225 million years old. In this U.S. it has been one of the ten best selling herbs for more than 5 years and a standardized extract of ginkgo leaf is presently one of the most frequently used plant-based medicines in Europe.

CONSTITUENTS

Gibberellin, cytokinin-like substances, ginkgolic acid, bilobol, ginnol, aspartine, calcium.

PARTS USED

Leaves. Leaves are considered “sweet” and have a gentle effect.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS

Teas, capsules, and extracts.

SUMMARY

The natural herb has a long history in Chinese medicine. They are sweet, astringent, and non-heating.

Recent research into the plant has discovered a range of medicinally active compounds in the leaves and this has excited a lot of interest in the health-promoting potential of the plant. The leaves contain ginkgolides, these are compounds that are unknown in any other plant species. The leaves are best harvested in the late summer or early autumn just as they begin to change colour. They are dried for later use.

PRECAUTIONS

Specific: Use in persons with coagulation disorders should be under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.