It is a large tree that has a pyramid-shaped crown. Its trunk is gray in color and its green leaves have a peculiar fan shape . They have both male and female flowers, so that some trees have male flowers and others female. The male flowers sprout close to the leaves, have a yellowish hue and hang in compact groups . On the other hand, the females appear alone, are located at the end of a long stem and at the end of the summer they swell and produce the fruit. Ginkgo Biloba
This legendary tree is native to China and Japan and is considered to be the liveliest tree in the ancient world. Its medicinal benefits are extracted from its leaves.
The leaves and extracts of this tree are commonly found in health food stores. They are taken to treat symptoms associated with aging and to improve blood circulation.
Its medicinal properties are directly related to the ratio of its components. It has been proven to be especially effective in relieving circulatory problems, as its active ingredients allow the dilation of arteries, veins and capillaries. It also promotes blood circulation in general. Ginkgo Biloba
Some studies demonstrate its benefits to enhance memory and learning capacity, thanks to the increase in oxygen and nutrients that reach the brain . Because of this, its consumption is recommended for those who have some type of cognitive disorder associated with age. It also provides relief in the legs and reduces the feeling of cold in the hands and feet, in cases where there is a circulatory disorder.
Adverse effects and consumption
In certain cases allergy, skin sensitivity, headache, vomiting or intestinal disorders may occur, but these symptoms are mild and transient. For this reason, it is advisable to inform the doctor about its consumption. Ginkgo Biloba
It can be taken in several ways, the most common being in capsules that can be distributed at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
It is a tree that draws attention for its great resistance
With the end of World War II, the city of Hiroshima suffered the consequences of the atomic bomb, six of these trees survived and still remain in the same place today. Its great resistance and longevity make this tree valued in traditional oriental medicine , being used for over 2000 years. Ginkgo Biloba