Ginkgo Leaf Tips

Bai Guo

Ginkgo Biloba is now the most popular of Chinese herbs. It is used by many people for a variety of issues or for prevention of conditions.

Studies have shown that Ginkgo may stimulate the mind, improve memory and reduce cognitive impairment. Ginkgo is therefore used in the treatment of Dementia, Alzheimers and other forms of cognitive impairment or memory issues.

Other studies with Ginkgo suggest other possible health benefits including reducing blood pressure, glaucoma, anxiety, ADHD and PMS.

Ginkgo Biloba Tea Leaves Bai Guo Cha


If you are taking any medication then Ginkgo may interact with your medication and it would be prudent to do research or speak with your doctor before regularly drinking Ginkgo. It should not used by individuals who have bleeding disorders such as hemophilia. Epileptics and diabetics may wish to seek further advice before taking this tea. Not suitable for small children.

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