I love researching herbs and their benefits. There are so many naturally grow herbs out there that have been used for thousands of years and with today pharmaceutical companies, we have lost touched with our roots.
So the other day I was sitting in my internist office and reading a magazine before my appointment and I opened this us to a section on Ginkgo Biloba and the effects it has on ADD/ADHD...not that anyone in my family has it but this intrigued me. So I began reading up on Ginkgo to see if it could help me sharpen my memory.
The list of other uses of ginkgo is very long. This may be because this herb has been around for so long. Ginkgo biloba is one of the longest living tree species in the world. Ginkgo trees can live as long as a thousand years. Using ginkgo for asthma and bronchitis was described in 2600 BC. (1)
It has been used medicinally for thousands of years and is one of the top selling herbs. Ginkgo is one of the best herbs for overall brain health by improving the blood circulation. ADD/ADHD
Ginkgo comes in a few forms: Liquid Extracts, Capsules, Tablets, Teas
My personal favorite is in tea form. So if you have a Ginkgo tree in your front yard, before grabbing a leaf off and eating it, please do your research!!
AND REMEMBER, if you are on medications you need to always consult YOUR DOCTOR before taking anything new.
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