Ginkgo leaf is a popular herbal medicine which originated in the Far East, but is now one of the most widely sold herbal treatments available in the U.S. Ginkgo leaf comes from the Ginkgo Biloba tree, also known as the maidenhair fern or the living fossil tree, as its species has remained virtually unchanged for 200 million years.
Ginkgo leaf was first used to treat ailments in patients in around 2800 B.C., and it was then described as a plant useful for the treatment of respiratory disorders, as well as brain and head diseases.
Uses of Ginkgo - Ginkgo leaf has been taken for respiratory problems for many centuries, but it is now widely used as an aid to circulation, too. The ginkgo leaf herb is also used for muscle pains, cramping or degeneration. Taking Ginkgo leaf herb can assist in these problems by dilating the blood vessels and inhibiting the clumping of platelets in the blood. Ginkgo leaf can may also benefit those who suffer from panic attacks, depression, mood swings, and loss of short term memory.
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