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Ginkgo Biloba May 8, 2010

Filed under: Food and drink — cnesgreen @ 7:31 pm

 

Ginkgo Biloba comes from the ginkgo tree that grows in the Zhejiang region of Eastern China. The tree has a history that dates back to over 200 million years.

Western herbal medicine typically uses the leaves, either cut or whole, to make ginkgo biloba tea infusions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ginkgo Biloba tea’s health benefits have been analyzed by scientists and medical practitioners for a long time. Ginkgo biloba is a natural herb that has a long history in Chinese medicine.

 

Ginkgo biloba tea contains several key flavonoids found in the infused leaf.

 

Among these are: quercetin, kaempferol, and isorhamnetine. Ginkgo biloba tea also contains sufficient amounts of glycosides, non-flavonoid terpenes, carotenoids, and ginkolides A, B and C.

 

The following are ginkgo biloba tea’s well-known health benefits:

 

Stimulates blood and peripheral arterial circulation;

Reduces lethargy and improves sense of well-being;

Improve the memory;

Treat hearing disorders like tinnitus;

Improve disturbed equilibrium;

Improve mental alertness;

Be used as supplement for Alzheimer’s disease

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To make Ginkgo tea:

 

Step 1: Prepare 2tsp (about 5g) dry ginkgo leaf.

Step 2: Pour boiling hot water over the leaf and wash it for about 10 seconds.

Step 3: Strain the leaf and pour hot water over them again.

Step 4: Steep the mix for 5-10 minutes.

Step 5: Strain and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once a bag of herbals or flowers is opened, The herbals could be kept in ambient and dry conditions such as in the living room, the study or the office, but it must be completely away from light, moisture, smell and heat.

 

An airtight container or a vacuum tank is an ideal storage solution.

 

 

Sealed Clips are also a good choice for opened packaging bags.

 

 

 

The quality of the herbals lasts longer if they are kept in the fridge. But please make sure the package is sealed and cover with a box to insulate from temperature change.

 

In addition, if the bag is taken in and out from the fridge very often, this will cause heat stress to the herbals as temperature is increased and decreased very frequently. Air will be drawn from outside and condensation will occur.

 

 

That is why we packed our herbals into small sealed packaging bags instead of large bags or boxes. You could open a small bag of the herbal and enjoy its freshness while the other bags are sealed and well kept in the fridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many alternative medicine health care providers feel that using certain herbal teas during pregnancy is a great way to support optimal pregnancy health. Herbal teas can often provide an additional source of nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, and iron.

 

However, due to the lack of studies on most herbs, the FDA encourages caution when consuming herbal teas during pregnancy.

 

It is always best to talk with a qualified medical professional about any herbal teas that you are interested in drinking.

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