( 银杏/白果 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Ying Xing or Bai Guo
of Plant Used
Gingko seeds are used to treat chronic coughs, asthma, tuberculosis, bladder
infections, frequent urination, and leukorrhea (TCM: deficient Lung Qi; deficient
Kidney yin; damp heat).
Usages and Functions
Consolidates Lung Qi, strengthens Lungs, and relieves wheezing and coughing;
expels phlegm; astringes damp heat and stops discharges; stabilizes Lower
Formulas Used In
Gingko seeds are more properly considered a food and are used alone, raw
or cooked, as a nutritional supplement. They are also used in capsule form
as a supplement to formulas that treat coughing and asthma, such as Ma Huang.
Gingko root is most often used to treat chronic cases of involuntary ejaculation.
Gingko leaves, in capsule or tablet forms, are renowned for their effectiveness
in treating a wide variety of cerebral and circulatory problems, including
migraine• headaches, vertigo, memory dysfunction, stroke, coronary thrombosis,
and Alzheimer's disease.
Do not use where there are excess cold-damp symptoms. The kernels are mildly
toxic and should not be taken either in large quantities or over a long period
of time. Use cautiously and in small doses with children. (Consultation with
a practitioner is recommended.) The root and leaves are not toxic.
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