This herb has been utilized for thousands of years by Chinese natural medicine. Its benefits come directly from the Ginkgo biloba tree, technically a fossil, which has been around for more than 250 million years. Medicinal practitioners believe this herb helps regulate blood and circulation in the body. This lends itself as a brain health supplement which might boost cognitive function and speed. Circulatory benefits coupled with being an antioxidant might give mixed reactions when taken with other supplements or drugs.
Since modernized and encapsulated or made into tablets, more and more people have been taking this supplement in hopes of a healthier life. Many studies have shown improvement in dementia or Alzheimer health as the increased regulation of blood prevents the progression of the condition.
Other evidence suggests that this increased circulation and blood harmonization might help with:
- Leg pain caused by artery clogging
- PMS symptoms
- Cardiovascular strength
- Organ function (liver, lungs, kidneys, skin)
With several benefits to growing these trees, much can be said for everyone having one of these on your property. They provide excellent shade, are highly resistant to pollutants, and promote emotional health.
To grow a Ginkgo Biloba tree, you will need:
- Deeply dug hole for root expansion
- Well-draining soil location
- Full-partial sun exposure
- Regular watering routine until 35-50 feet tall
- Fertilizer optional but recommended
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