Ginkgo Tree Seeds
, also known as Maidenhair Tree
, is native to southeast China.
The Ginkgo Tree
is a prehistoric tree, being one of the oldest trees on earth as some specimens are claimed to be more than 2,500 years old. For centuries the Ginkgo Tree
was thought to be extinct in the wild, but is now known to grow in at least two small areas in Zhejiang province in Eastern China, in the Tian Mu Shan Reserve.
In addition to the Ginkgo Tree's
unique appearance, it is a very useful herbal medicine. Chemicals found in Ginkgo biloba
increase the blood flow in the body which then helps treat strokes, heart disease, heart palpitations, impotence, deafness, failing eyesight, and memory. Ginkgo biloba
is also used by India's Ayurvadic healers who associated it with longevity.
Dried Ginko Leaf