- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Ginkgo biloba
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Ginkgo biloba in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Ginkgo biloba
Ginkgo biloba in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Baiguo
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Ginkgo Nut
Specific Name : Semen ginkgo
Collection : The drug is collected in autumn when the seed is ripe, remove from the testa, wash, clean, steam or boiled briefly and dried by baking gently.
Description : Somewhat ellipsoidal, one end relatively acute and the other end obtuse, 1.5 - 2.5cm long, 1 - 2cm wide, about 1 cm thick. Externally yellowish white or pale brownish yellow, smooth with 2 - 3 ribs. Mesotesta (shell) bony and hard. Endotesta membranous. Kernel broadly ovoid or ellipsoidal, one end pale brown and the other end golden yellow. Transverse section yellow, gelatinized in the outer part and pale yellow or pale green in the inner part, starchy with a fissure in the center. Odorless, taste sweet and slightly bitter.
Processing : Remove foreign matter and shell from Semen Ginkgo. Break into pieces before use.Nux Ginkgo (stir fry) Stir fry as described under the method for simple stir frying ( Appendix ll D) to scented. Break into pieces before use.
Action : To arrest persistent cough and asthma with profuse expextoration; morbid leukorrhea with whitish discharge; enuresis, frequent urination.
Indication : persistent cough and asthma with profuse expectoration; leukorrhea; enuresis, frequent urination
Precautions : Raw Semen Ginkgo is toxic.
Dosage : 4.5 to 9 g.
Storage : Preserve in a ventilated and dry place.
Synonymns for Ginkgo biloba
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