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The Maidenhair Tree

Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on July 6, 2012 by Paulina Nelega, RH

Ginkgo Biloba cv. Pendula
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The Ginkgo tree is one of the oldest living species of trees on the planet – it has been around for over 300 million years, earning itself the nickname “living fossil.”
The Maidenhair Tree, as Ginkgo is also known, is primarily used as a circulatory tonic. It improves circulation to the brain which, in turn, elevates oxygen levels and boosts the brain’s metabolism of glucose. This can help to improve focus and concentration, make us feel sharper and more alert, and may even improve memory.

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Paulina Nelega, RH
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan

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Ginkgo has traditionally been used to support healthy brain function including memory, as well as promote healthy circulation.

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