Pinyin Name: Bai Guo
English Name: Semen Ginkgo Bilobae
Other Names: Ginkgo Biloba, Ginkgo, Maidenhair Tree
Tastes: Bitter, Sweet, Astringent
Origin: Guangxi, Sichuan and Henan provinces in China
Benefits of Bai Guo:
The seeds of ginkgo tree (Bai Guo) are traditionally used in Chinese medicine. Nowadays, the leaves of ginkgo tree are also being used for making extracts. Bai Guo is an excellent herbal supplement and antioxidant, which contains rich ingredients. It can be used to prevent stroke and heart attack, increase blood circulation.
Side Effects: Side effects can occur in some people after taking Bai Guo. It may include upset stomach, constipation, headache, dizziness, fast or pounding heartbeats, mouth irritation, skin rash.