Family Name: Ginkgo
Botanical Name(s): Ginkgo Biloba
Popular Name(s): Maidenhair Tree, Ginkgo Biloba
Parts Used: Leaves
Habitat: Ginkgo grows most prominently in the southern and
eastern United States and in China.
Description: Ginkgos are medium-large decidious trees, reaching
20-35 m height (some specimens in China being over 50 m), with an
often-angular crown and long, somewhat erratic branches. They are
usually deep rooted and resistant to wind and snow damage. Young trees
are often tall and slender and sparsely branched.
Uses: Ginkgo increases blood flow to the brain and has
excellent restorative effects on the nervous system. It is useful for
disturbed brain functions, which result in dizziness, tinnitus, and
headache with emotional lability and anxiety.