Ginkgo leaf | Ginkgo biloba | Organic

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The botanical name of Ginkgo biloba is suggestive of its double lobed shaped leaf which also resembles a cross section of the brain! The main known actions of Ginkgo are:

  • increases peripheral blood flow/tissue perfusion enhancing
  • circulatory stimulant
  • cognition enhancing
  • neuroprotective (6)
  • anti-PAF (anti-platelet activating factor) activity

Cognition – Ginkgo biloba leaf tablet showed good efficacy in promoting episodic memory function in mildly cognitive impairment patients (4). Other studies have shown improved cognitive flexibility without changes in brain activation, suggesting increased processing efficiency with EGb761® (8).

Attention disorders – Compared with placebo, more reduction was observed with Ginkgo biloba regarding ADHD-RS-IV parent rating inattention score as well as teacher rating inattention score (5).

Dementia –  A review showed that twenty two- to twenty four-week treatment with Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761® significantly improved Behaviour & Psychological Symptoms (except psychotic-like features) and caregiver distress caused by such symptoms. (1)

Schizophrenia –  Tardive dyskinesia, involuntary face movements often caused by psychiatric medications, symptoms were reduced with the concomitant use of Ginkgo biloba extract (2). A meta analysis in 2015 showed that Ginkgo biloba extract had a significant difference in ameliorating total and negative symptoms of chronic schizophrenia as an adjuvant therapy to antipsychotics (3).

Ginkgo appears to work mainly from its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions and no obvious improvements in memory or cognition were noted in studies on healthy individuals with no impairment in memory or cognition.

Our Ginkgo leaf is sourced from Canterbury grown Ginkgo trees. All of our teas are organic or wild harvested from natural surroundings. Enjoy!

 

  1. Treatment Effects of Ginkgo Biloba Extract EGb 761® on the Spectrum of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.  Int Psychogeriatry. 2018 Mar;30(3):285-293.   https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28931444/
  2. Extract of Ginkgo Biloba for Tardive Dyskinesia: Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Pharmacopsychiatry. 2016 May;49(3):107-11. doi: 10.1055/s-0042-102884. Epub 2016 Mar 15. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26979525/
  3. Efficacy and Safety of Extract of Ginkgo Biloba as an Adjunct Therapy in Chronic Schizophrenia: A Systematic Review of Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Studies With Meta-Analysis.   Psychiatry Res. 2015 Jul 30;228(1):121-7. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.04.026. Epub 2015 May 1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25980333/
  4. Effects of Ginkgo Biloba Extract in Improving Episodic Memory of Patients With Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
    2012 Jun;10(6):628-34. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22704410
  5. Ginkgo Biloba in the Treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents. A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Trial.   Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2015 May;21(2):61-7. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25925875/
  6. Efficacy, Safety, and Use of Ginkgo Biloba in Clinical and Preclinical Applications.   Altern Ther Health Med. Sep-Oct 2001;7(5):70-86, 88-90. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11565403/
  7. Fisher, C. Materia Medica of Western Herbs, 2009.
  8. Effects of Ginkgo Biloba Extract EGb 761® on Cognitive Control Functions, Mental Activity of the Prefrontal Cortex and Stress Reactivity in Elderly Adults With Subjective Memory Impairment – A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial.  Hum Psychopharmacol. 2016 May;31(3):227-42.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5084772/
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Additional information

Ingredients

Dried Ginkgo leaf

Constituents

Flavonoids – kaempferol, quercetin, isorhamnetin, myricetin, rutin, Biflavins – amentoflavone, bilobetin, ginkgetin, Terpene lactones – ginkgolides A, B & C, J K & L, Sesquiterpene lactones – bilobalide, Proanthocyanidins, Phenolic acids – protocatechuic acid, vanillic acid, caffeic acid, ginkgolic acid, Polyprenols, Phytosterols

Actions

Vasodilator, Vasoprotective, Antispasmodic, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Thymoleptic, Radioprotective

Contraindications

This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Please check with your health professional if you are taking blood thinners before using Ginkgo extracts. Not to be used before surgery or during pregnancy.

Instructions

Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 5-10 minutes in a pot. Drink 2-3 times a day. Use for up to 12 weeks for best results.

Size

20 grams, 50 grams, 100 grams