Botanical Name: Ginkgo biloba
- English: Ginkgo, ginkgo balm, ginkgo leaves
- Also, known as: Eun-haeng, Gin-nan, Ginkyo, Ginan, Icho, Ityo, maidenhair tree, pei-wen, temple balm, yin guo, yinhsing, Fossil Tree, Kew Tree, Maidenhair Tree, Yin Xing, Yin Xing Ye, Bai Guo, Salisburia adiantifolia
Parts Used: Leaves
The leaves of the plant are green, grey-yellow, or brown, sometimes little blackish also. On the upper side of a leaf may be little darker than the underside of the leaf. The leaves are fan-shaped, long petiole and have two lobes with forked veins radiating from the petiole end. Ginkgo is native to China and Japan; but widely cultivated in Indian gardens as an ornamental. India is one of the largest cultivating countries.
How to use:
There are different ways to use powdered herb.
Food Preparation: You can add powdered herbs to any super food, herbal smoothie, sauces, spreads and even cookies. Also for children, you can mix powdered herbs with honey or glycerin to make a paste. The thicker the paste, the more potent and herbal in taste. The sweet taste of honey and glycerin will help the medicine go down. This method is also known as "Electuaries".
Capsules: Encapsulating your own powdered herb at home, give you assurance that the contents of the capsules are pure herb and no filler or any other products. These capsules can be taken with liquid.
Poultice: Poultice can be made with an herbal powder and liquid (mostly water) to form a paste which is then applied to the skin. This method is very helpful for skin conditions.
Herbal shot: Powdered herb can be mixed with water, fruit juice or other liquid to make herbal shot.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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