ginkgo!

ginkgo!

one of the oldest living tree species in the world, having survived unchanged in China for over three hundred million years. Charles Darwin called the ginkgo tree a living fossil. Ginkgo trees, also known as Maidenhair Trees, are very resistant to viruses, fungi, insects, pollution, and even radiation. A ginkgo tree was the only plant to survive the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
Medicinal use of ginkgo can be traced back almost 5,000 years in Chinese herbal medicine. It was recommended for respiratory tract ailments as well as memory loss in the elderly. Today, Ginkgo biloba is recognized as an invaluable aid in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and age related ailments.
It acts as an antioxidant and a nerve cell membrane stabilizer.  The brain and central nervous system are particularly susceptible to free radical attack and free radical damage in the brain is widely accepted as being a contributing factor in many disorders associated with aging, including Alzheimer’s disease.  This antioxidant activity in the brain and central nervous system may help prevent various age-related declines in brain function. Ginkgo also increases overall circulation as well as the circulation efficiency to the brain enhancing oxygen and glucose utilization.  Helping to keep the brain sharp and focused, especially when cognition is reduced due to stress.
The active components of Ginkgo Biloba really have a profound tonic effect on the mind and body for many of the symptoms of aging and our general health as we age.  We think that is so important we include in 10 of our blends.

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