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GINKGO (Maiden hair tree) - 银杏
Ginkgo biloba

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Insufficient blood circulation (perfusion) of the extremities and head, Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), arteriosclerosis, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, laps in concentration, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), vertigo; vasodilatory, improving blood circulation in areties and capillaries ...

Description

Composition :
Capsule, 100% Ginkgo biloba folium - 400 mg

Part used :
Leaves

Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), also spelled Gingko, is a tree in the Ginkgo family (Ginkgoaceae). The tree is cultivated all over the globe, but originally native in China and a bit of a oddity: as the last living example of this family, it is also called a ‚living fossil‘. The remaining original wild trees are today found only in remote mountain valleys of the Guizhou and Zhejiang provinces in China.

Active ingredients include Genkgetin, flavan glycoside, quercetin, isorhamnetin, camphor oil, sitosterin (beta-sitosterol ; a phytosterol with cholesterol-reducing properties), lactons, catechin (a tanning agent). The medicinal properties include pain relieving (anodyne), vasodilatory and cardiovasculatory benefits. Ginkgo leaves are used in treatment of a wide range of circulatory and pain related disorders, e.g. PDA (Peripheral Arterial Disease). Typically, older patients with sleep disorders and/or severely reduced circulation in the leg arteries or even organs (with resulting cold feet and legs, difficulties concentrating and even heart arrythmia) experience a improvement of their condition.

Ginkgo leaves promote alternative circulatory bypasses and as a result may reduce ischemic attacks and pain (the pain generated by lack of oxygen). Ginkgo and Garlic (Allium canadense) improve the peripheral circulation, Hawthorne (Crataegus laevigate) the coronary and Buckeye (Aesculus hippocastanum) the venous circulation, respectively.

History: At he end of the 17th century, Dutch seafarers brought the seeds of the tree from Japan to Europe, where it is today popular as a decorative tree. Because of its status in Buddhismus and Confucianism, the Ginkgo tree is widely planted in Korea and parts of Japan.

Note: Use of Ginkgo should be avoided before any type of surgery, as it may affect anesthetics.

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Dosage

Take 3-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water.

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