Medicinal and Culinary Usage of Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba is one of the popular herbal memory supplement, known for preventing and curing many diseases. Physicians in China seeing its medicinal uses have been using this medicine for ages. The medicines prepared from this extraction of Ginkgo leaves help in enhancing memory and improve concentration.Ginkgo Biloba is helpful in curing
* Development of vitiligo
* Cures Age-related cognitive decline (ARCD)
* Early Stage Alzheimer’s disease
* Normal tension glaucoma
* Intermittent claudication
* coughs
Beside this it helps to relieve hangovers and aid digestionBesides medicinal benefits Ginkgo Biloba can be used for culinary purposes as well. Ginkgo Biloba plant has gametophytes (within the seed) that are similar to nuts. They are called as yin xing and bái gu. These seeds are easily available in various Asian stores in United States and Europe. You just tell the store manager that you want canned “White Nuts”, if they have will provide with one immediately. These nuts are widely served with hard drinks like peanuts. Beside this gametophytes are widely used in Chinese food. They are used in cognee and are usually served at special arrangements. Popularly they are served on Chinese News Year as an integral part of Buddha Delight ( a vegetarian food). Beside this the roasted seeds are used for making appetizers as well.Japanese chefs add Ginkgo seeds to popular delicacies like “chawanmushi”. If the cooked seeds are available to them then they are often consumed with other dishes.If you are a foodie and do care for your health, then it is wiser to have Ginkgo Biloba only after consulting with the doctor. This will help you in living a healthy life.

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