BOTANICAL NAME: Ginkgo (from Japanese ginkyo, meaning silver apricot) Biloba (two-lobed, referring to the leaves)
DESCRIPTION: The Ginkgo Biloba tree has an interesting history with traces of its existence dating back millions of years. Ginkgo trees are one of the world’s oldest living things. There is fossil evidence that the ginkgo tree lived in forests in many parts of the world, however it’s commonly agreed upon origin is China. The ginkgo tree is tremendously resilient to the elements, and thrives in the modern era because of its remarkable resistance to insect damage, virus and bacteria infection, and pollution. The Ginkgo Biloba is a relatively large tree with a long life span (some up to 1000 years) and its leaves have a double lobe shape. It has been used in traditional medicine for centuries as the gingko seed demonstrates healing powers to strengthen kidneys, improve digestion, and help with illness recovery. In modern medicine, the ginkgo has peaked the interest of scientists due to its use for curing memory-related illnesses that develop as one ages such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Alongside these medicinal benefits, the ginkgo also has many benefits when used for skin care. It contains antioxidant compounds and has a microcirculation-stimulating effect, while also protecting skin and preserving its elasticity.
KEY COMPONENTS: Flavonoides and terpene lactones
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