Ginkgo is a genus of highly unusual non-flowering plants with one extant species, G. biloba, which is regarded as a living fossil. Ginkgo slow growth, extremely long life, from planting to the results of twenty years to four years before a large number of results.
Food features: Large deciduous tree, up to 4 meters in diameter, nearly smooth bark of young trees, light gray, grayish brown tree of the skin, irregular slit, a long branch from the state with the slow-growing spur. Leaves alternate, scattered in long radial branches, in 3 to 5 on the spur into a clustered like a long slender petiole, fan, light green on both sides.
Place of origin: Ginkgo biloba is cultivated mostly regional distribution, a large number of cultivated mainly in China, France and the United States, South Carolina. There is no doubt that ginkgo abroad are directly or indirectly imported from China's.
Nutrition: Known for its chemical constituents of Ginkgo biloba extract as many as 160 chemical species. Mainly flavonoids, terpenoids, phenols, alkaloids, poly prenyl, quinic acid, linoleic acid, python oxalic acid, ascorbic acid, a-hexene aldehydes, alcohols ginkgo, ginkgo ketones.
Dietotherapy function: White acid containing ginkgo, ginkgo phenol, the experiment proved a bacteriostatic and bactericidal effect can be used to treat respiratory tract infection. Ginkgo flooding agent on a variety of fungi have different degrees of inhibition, ringworm treatment can relieve itching. Ginkgo bitter sweet cough illness cured, with convergence lung, given the efficacy of cough, for the lung disease cough, elderly physical weakness and a variety of asthma sputum of asthma who have a secondary therapeutic effect.