Ginkgo Biloba (Maidenhair Tree)
Also called the Japanese temple tree, ginkgo or temple tree, it is a tree from the ginkgoaceae family. The ginkgo biloba tree is one of the oldest tree species on Earth and is estimated to be over 200 million years old.
Although ginkgo biloba is called the Japanese temple tree, the ginkgo biloba tree originates from Zhejiang Province in China. The tree still grows wild in this region to this day. Centuries ago, the tree was imported to Japan, where the tree was grown at temples. This is also where the ginkgo tree owes the almost ‘Japanese temple tree’.
The leaves of the temple tree have been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine for, among other things, improving blood circulation and memory.
Ginkgo has a positive effect on blood circulation.
Because of the positive effects that ginkgo has on the blood circulation, this herb is also very popular during the cold winter months to support cold hands and feet.
Ginkgo increases concentration
Also stimulates the senses
Stimulates the thinking ability
Pour a cup of boiling water over 1 to 2 teaspoons of leaves and let it steep for 15 minutes.
Strain the tea and add honey or sugar to taste.
Drink a cup 2 to 3 times a day.