We had a single Ginkgo tree in our yard at my house growing up. It has fascinating leaves that turned bright yellow in the fall.
Benefits of Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo trees have fan-shaped leaves and inedible fruit. Its sweet, mildly astringent leaves are used in traditional Chinese medicine.
These compounds may explain Ginkgo Biloba's resilience, say researchers. The tree is so resilient that it survived the Hiroshima blast (a new tree sprouted at the site of a destroyed tree
As with any herb or vitamin, it is important to talk to a doctor before using Ginkgo.
Pregnant or nursing women, children, and those with bleeding or seizure disorders shouldn't take it. Before taking any medication, consult a doctor for interactions.
How to Use Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo is available in many forms:
As a mildly sweet herbal tea
– In capsule form- this one is often recommended since it contains the standardized extract that has been most studied
– I’m considering planting a Ginkgo tree in our yard since they grow quickly, have beautiful leaves, and the kids can practice their climbing skills on it!