Botanical Name: Ginkgo biloba.
Part Used: Fresh leaf.
About Ginkgo Tincture: Fossils of Ginkgo trees have been identified from 270 million years ago. These ancient trees are well-loved and cultivated the world round, although they are native to China. Our Ginkgo Tincture uses the fresh green and yellow leaves, harvested in the early autumn from two trees growing on our farm, creating a potent preparation. Ginkgo leaf promotes healthy circulation around the body, especially to the body's periphery and to the brain, helping support a vibrant and healthy memory and mind.
The leaves of this ancient tree are high in a range of bioflavonoids, important plant compounds that support the integrity of tissues in the body with a special affinity for the eyes and the vessels of the cardiovascular system.
Garden Notes: Each fall, our gardeners climb wooden ladders to hand-harvest Ginkgo leaves from two tall trees that grow in our Biodynamic gardens. These Ginkgo trees are gentle gatekeepers, inviting students to enter into the magical world of our healing gardens. The fan-shaped green and golden leaves are a delight and a favorite to gather in autumn. After we collect several baskets full, the leaves are immediately tinctured in organic alcohol.
Taste / Energetics: sweet, mildly bitter, mildly fruity, fortifying, enlightening, cooling.
Actions: circulatory tonic, nootropic, cardiovascular tonic, tissue tonic, mild astringent.
When to reach for it: When seeking support for the mind and memory. When cold tips are the norm (hands, feet, nose). To support the veins, arteries, and capillaries of the cardiovascular system. When seeking support for vision and the eyes. As an adjunct to the Mediterranean diet. In mid-life and older years. When your family has a history of people needing extra support with the cardiovascular system and the mind.
Ingredients: Fresh Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) leaf†, Spring Water, Grain Alcohol^.
Servings: 60 per 1oz bottle.
Serving Size: 10 drops (.5ml).
Suggested Use: Add 10-20 drops (.5-1ml) to 1 ounce of water 1-3 times/day or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Safety Considerations: Consult your healthcare practitioner for use in pregnancy or when taking blood thinning medications.
^Certified Organic, ^^Sustainably Cultivated, **Consciously Wildcrafted, †Biodynamic
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.