Organic Ginkgo Biloba – Mind –


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– Mind – Ginkgo Biloba is a famous herb in the eastern medicinal herbal traditions and has been used in China for hundreds of years. Ginkgo helps improve circulation of blood which carries oxygen to the brain, this helps to ease the mind and improve cognitive functions.

Ginkgo Biloba (Maidenhair tree) is the only living species left in Ginkgoales, a group of trees in the family Ginkgoacea. The earliest leaf fossils date back millions of years! Ginkgo seeds were brought to Europe from Japan by Engelbert Kaempfer in the early 1700’s and to America later that century.

Ginkgo has been a part of traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. The leaves were used to treat brain and circulatory problems and respiratory conditions. Ginkgo nuts were used for cough, fever, diarrhoea, toothaches, and even gonorrhoea. For more see herb profile.

Ginkgo has also been used traditionally to help with:

  • Dementia
  • Eye problems like glaucoma
  • Intermittent claudication (leg pain caused by narrowing arteries)
  • Tinnitus (ringing in your ears)
  • Blood pressure problems

Country of origin: China

Caution: Ginkgo Biloba interacts with ibuprofen and anticoagulant medication. Check with your doctor to ensure safe use if on medication or pregnant.

Eco Friendly: Our packaging is made from 100% recyclable cardboard tubes and our inner packets are made from 100% home compostable film (home compostable and biodegradable to EN13432 standards) Made from vegetable starch. Lets keep the planet green!

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How to use

Ginkgo Biloba can be made into a tea.
To make a tea:

1. Use a ratio of 2-3 tsp (2-3g) of Ginkgo Biloba to 1 cup (250ml) of water.
2. Boil the water using a kettle or pot.
3. Add herbs to a teapot then add boiled water or add herbs to a pot of boiled water (heat switched off).
4. Cover and allow to sit for 5-10 mins then strain and serve. Have 2-3 cups daily.
5. You can add citrus and natural sweeteners for extra flavour, we do not recommend sugar.

Herb profile

Always check with a licensed herbalist or practitioner/doctor when using herbal supplements for specific issues or if on medication or pregnant.

This is for information purposes only.

Name: Ginkgo Biloba

Also Known by: Ginkgo, ginkgo tree or the maidenhair tree, icho (Japanese), eunhaeng (Korean), yinxing (Chinese),

Description: The Ginko trees can live for hundreds of years. Ginkgo biloba is a 30 to 40 m high dioecious tree with a girth of about 4 m.. The leaves are fresh green to golden yellow in autumn. The female trees are pointed and pyramid-shaped; the male trees are more broad.

Ginkgo biloba has no close relative in the plant world. It is a tree with recognizable fossils dating back millions of years. The male tree produces small pollen cones that contain the pollination cells. The female tree produces a seed

Habitat: Ginkgo is indigenous to China, Japan and Korea, and is also found in Europe and the U.S.

Parts of plant used: The fresh or dried leaves, and the seeds separated from their fleshy outer layer.

How to use: Ginkgo Biloba leaf Tea can be made by placing 1 or 2 teaspoons of dried herb into a cup and adding hot water.
(1 tsp = 1g)

Serving: 1 cup up to 2-3 times a day

Daily dosage: Tea can be drunk 2-3 times a day, this dose should not be exceeded

Traditional uses:

Ginko biloba can increase the body’s production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the main source of energy that Is produced in the Mitochondria at the cellular level. ATP has been shown to enhance the brains ability to convert glucose into energy and to increase the electrical activity of the body.

Aside from being a brain booster, the antioxidants in ginkgo biloba tea also help to reduce the effects of oxidative stress [6]in other parts of the body, including in cellular mutation, which can lead to cancer and other chronic diseases.

Among traditional Chinese uses for Ginkgo biloba are asthma, tinnitus, hypertonia and angina pectoris.
In homeopathy the uses include treating tonsillitis and cephalgia

Approved by Commission E:

The Commission E approvals listed are limited to special
standard extracts of Ginkgo and do apply to just use of the loose leaf herb

• Symptomatic relief of organic brain dysfunction
• Intermittent claudication
• Vertigo (vascular origin)
• Tinnitus (vascular origin)

Properties: Flavonoids and terpenes

Active ingredients:

Scientists have found more than 40 components in ginkgo. But only two are believed to act as medicine: flavonoids and terpenoids. Flavonoids are plant-based antioxidants. Laboratory and animal studies show that flavonoids protect the nerves, heart muscle, blood vessels, and retina from damage. Terpenoids (such as ginkgolides) improve blood flow by dilating blood vessels and reducing the stickiness of platelets.

Flavonoids: including monosides, biosides and triosides of quercetin.

Biflavonoides: amentoflavone, bilobetin, 5-methoxybilobetin, ginkgetin, isoginkgetin.

Terpenoids: Ginkgolide A, B, C

Ginko Biloba has interactions with many pharmaceutical medicines, If on any type of medication check with your doctor before use to ensure safety.

This is a list of medicine that is known to interact with Gingko Biloba BUT IS NOT A CONCLUSIVE LIST, YOU MUST CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR FOR SAFE USE.

Anticoagulants- like Warfarin
Thiazide Diruretics – like Ziac

Note: Always refer to a professional herbalist or doctor before using herbs medicinally, we make no claims as to the medicinal use of our herbal products. There are many clinical trials and research that can help you to understand the uses of herbs.

Nutritional information

Ginkgo Biloba contains the following constituents in varied amounts.

Phenolic compounds:
Flavonoids – Quercetin
Terpenoids – Ginkgolide

Minerals and vitamins:
Vitamin B1
Vitamin B3
Vitamin B6
Vitamin C

Amino acids


40g, 80g


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