Latin: Ginkgo biloba
Country of Origin: China
Actions: Antibacterial, anticoagulant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, brain tonic, cardiotonic, circulatory stimulant, decongestant, kidney tonic, neuroprotective, rejuvenative, vasodilator
Energetics: Drying, sweet and bitter
Precautions: Avoid when taking anticoagulant drugs like aspirin as it may affect the body’s blood-clotting abilities. Large amounts may cause some gastrointestinal issues, irritability, restlessness, and headaches.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this description is purely for historical or entertainment value and is not designed to treat, diagnose or cure any diseases. If you have any current medical conditions, please seek the advice of a medical practitioner. The individual herbs offered here have not been tested for efficacy with regard to the contents of vitamins, minerals or other constituents.
References: Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine