Ginkgo leaves originally grow in China from common maidenhair trees. This leaves can be made into tinctures, teas, powered tablets and more. In the circulatory system, it improves blood flow and strengthens blood vessels. Because it improves circulation, oxygen to the brain increases and is known to strength memory and cognitive thinking. Ginkgo is also anti-inflammatory and treats thrombosis, varicose veins, spontaneous bruising and cramps. This is especially helpful in the elderly. Gingko can be helpful in relaxing the lungs and therefore aides in asthma symptoms.
In the nervous system: strengthens brain, cognitive functions, enhances memory, helps with ADHD, neurosis, narcolepsy, helps with Alzheimer's Disease and Addison's Disease, anti-depressant and alleviates anxiety. May also help with strokes and other neurological disorders. This plant is considered a complete brain tonic.
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