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Ginkgo biloba: A Source of Terpene Trilactones

Ginkgo biloba is a tree with a long history of use in traditional medicine. The tree gets its name from the Japanese word ‘ginkyo’, which means silver apricot, on account of its production of small silver or grey looking fruits. … Continue reading

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Ginger (Zingiber officinale) as an Anxiety Treatment

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a perennial flowering plant that is used in traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties. The rhizome of the plant is used for this purpose and is often called ginger root or ginger. Ginger belongs to the … Continue reading

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Gingko Biloba To Treat Anxiety

Anxiety is a disorder characterised by uncontrolled feelings of fear or helplessness. Severe anxiety, including panic attacks, often requires medical intervention as the symptoms can overwhelm the resources of the individual and be highly debilitating. However, a growing number of … Continue reading

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Gingko: The Living Fossil

It was Charles Darwin that was reported to have called the ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba L.) a living fossil on account of its existence for more than 200 million years. But as Darwin stole most of his good ideas from … Continue reading

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Terpenes

Terpenes are a diverse chemical group of lipid soluble compounds found in plants that is made up of around 30,000 members. Examples include ginkgolides in ginkgo biloba, valerenic acid from Valeriana officialis and ginsenosides from Panax ginseng. They are formed … Continue reading

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