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Scientific Name: Ginkgo biloba
Alternative Names: Maidenhair Tree

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Ginkgo  biloba
Ginkgo  biloba


  • Perennial
  • Oldest tree on the planet
  • Erect slow-growing deciduous tree - grow up to 35m.
  • Male and female trees.
  • Hardy.
  • Full sun.

Culinary Uses

  • Seed nuts are edible.
  • Can be roasted as a snack, canned or dried - use in soups, stir fries and stews

Parts Used

  • Pick leaves in autumn and dry.
  • Ripe fruit

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Leaves: help irregular heartbeat
  • Anti-oxidant, anti-spasmodic, astringent
  • Circulation stimulant and tonic
  • Improve memory, reduce possibility of a stroke
  • Preventative for Alzheimer, Senile Dimentia and Raynaud's disease
  • Anti-inflammatory - help multiple sclerosis
  • Anti-allergenic - control allergic inflammatory responses
  • Seed is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial
  • Anti-asthmatic
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