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11 Benefits Of Ginkgo Biloba: An Ancient Remedy For Many Modern Ailments


Ginkgo biloba, or maidenhair tree, has some serious lineage, with fossil records proving it’s been around for some 200 million years! This ancient and revered tree is the earth’s oldest living tree species, living for as long as 1,000 years. What’s also interesting is that this popular ornamental tree happens to be one of the most widely researched medicinal herbs in the world.

Traditionally, ginkgo biloba has been used in Chinese medicine for over 5,000 years. In fact, members of the royal court were known to use it to ward off senility. The Chinese still use parts of the ginkgo tree to brew teas, while western practitioners use standardized extracts of the leaves. Ginkgo leaves contain mainly two active components rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals: flavonoids and terpenoids. While it is best known for its positive effects on short-term memory, it has many other medicinal benefits as well. It’s been used to improve circulation, allergies, depression, cognitive decline, early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, eye and ear problems, and achy legs, to name just a few.

Here’s a detailed look at the many conditions that this magical herb can help with…

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