A beautiful deciduous tree with unique fan-shaped leaves, ginkgo biloba supports healthy circulation while improving cognitive function, maintaining your energy level, and even improving libido in both genders. Ginkgo biloba contains natural antihistamines and anti-inflammatory agents, making it a good choice for treating allergies and asthma naturally.
Parts Used: Leaves
Precautions: Do not take ginkgo biloba if you take prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drugs. Ginkgo enhances the effect of prescription blood thinners; talk with your doctor before using it if you take any of these.
Identifying/ Growing: Graceful trees with flared, two-lobed leaves, ginkgo biloba can grow to 100 feet tall. Ginkgo trees can live more than 1,000 years, and are immune to disease, insects, and pollution. Beyond their usefulness in herbal medicine, these lovely trees make a stunning addition to your home’s landscape. Purchase a sapling from a nursery and put it in a prominent place. Once the tree is mature, you can harvest and use its green leaves anytime from spring to fall.