Medicinal benefits of ginkgo biloba

The plant with millions of years, but with a spelling that is hard to remember for more than a few seconds. 😄

What is gingko?

Ginkgo biloba is one of the oldest tree species in the world.

It is well known in Asia for its therapeutic properties.

The tree is recognizable by its leaves, formed of 2 lobes without central vein, rich in :

  • Bilobalide.
  • Flavonoids.
  • Amino acids.
  • Terpenes.
  • Vitamin C.
  • Iron.
  • Copper.
  • Magnesium.
Mer falaise

How to use it?

Ginkgo biloba leaves are the most interesting from a medicinal point of view. They are often found in powder form for ingestion or infusion.

The fruits are edible, but not very tasty when raw.They are sometimes pickled to improve the flavor.

Ginkgo nuts are similar to almonds. They are cooked before eating.


All parts of the ginkgo plant are toxic in high doses, and can cause:

  • Vomiting.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Stomach ache.

As a guideline, it is advised not to consume more than one teaspoon of dried leaf powder per day.

Ginkgo biloba can also interact with anticoagulants, or trigger allergies.

It is recommended to see a doctor before starting a treatment based on this plant


This plant is mainly loved by the heart, the inner ear and the skin.

Medical properties

The leaves of ginkgo biloba have been traditionally used for their effect:

  • Circulatory.
  • Vasodilator.
  • Antioxidant.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Neuroprotective.
  • Astringent.

For which diseases?

This tree has shown promising results in cases of :

  • Cough.
  • Asthma.
  • Otitis.
  • Deafness.
  • Pneumonia.
  • Hypertension.
  • Diverticulosis.
  • Headaches.
  • Mitral insufficiency.
  • Cold.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Hemorrhagic rectocolitis.
Poudre biloba
Me and my morning spoon of ginkgo!


Although biloba has serious therapeutic benefits, it cannot cure an illness on its own.

Behind most illnesses there are emotional causes.

It is by exploring these causes that I can initiate the body’s self-healing process.

How to get better emotionally?

Feuilles ginkgo


What are the benefits of ginkgo biloba?

They are interesting for certain diseases, provided that the doses are moderated.

Associated with emotional acceptance, gingko helps to strengthen health.

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