Why Do We Love Ginkgo? The Herb that Supports Brain Health & Focus

From the moment you step onto the Gaia Herbs Farm, Ginkgo trees—symbolizing the “mind” of Gaia Herbs—greet you with their beauty and wisdom. The Ginkgo tree inspires us—it is the oldest surviving species of tree, known to be at least 250 million years old, which means that the Ginkgo shared space on the planet with the dinosaurs. And it’s hardiness doesn’t stop there—Ginkgo is the only known living species of its family. This amazing ancient tree has withstood countless seasons, acquired wisdom and perspective, and adapted and survived throughout the centuries.

With its ancient knowledge and ability to survive and thrive, Ginkgo has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for hundreds of years and is traditionally taken to maintain cognitive health and to support mental focus and recall.*

If you’re experiencing brain fog and can’t concentrate or feel like your memory needs a boost, then you may want to consider adding a Ginkgo-based herbal supplement to your daily routine.

Ginkgo Herbal Supplements

Ginkgo and its constituents have been the subjects of more than 400 scientific publications, making it one of the most researched herbal products. Numerous clinical trials have documented Ginkgo’s positive effects on cognitive function. At Gaia Herbs, Ginkgo is one of our staff favorites and we carry multiple herbal products with it.

Ginkgo Leaf

Ginkgo Leaf in the sunA Ginkgo tree can live up to 1,500 years of age so it’s safe to say this tree knows a lot about healthy aging. Try our Ginkgo Leaf capsules for maintaining healthy circulation and brain function.* Gaia Herbs Ginkgo Leaf is certified organic and extracted without the use of toxic solvents.

Ginkgo Gotu Kola Supreme

Ginkgo Gotu Kola Supreme is made with a blend of herbs traditionally used to support a clear and sharp mind, including Gotu Kola, Eleuthero, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Gaia-grown™ Wild Oats.* A favorite for busy professionals, college students, and anyone trying to keep their brain fit for the long-term.*

Mental Alertness

Lack of focus can make everyday activities a struggle. Gaia Herbs Mental Alertness is made with a synergistic blend of Gotu Kola, Eleuthero, Peppermint, Rosemary, Fo-Ti, and Gaia-grown™ Wild Oats — herbs traditionally known for supporting healthy mental clarity and memory.* This is a great formula for anyone feeling overtaxed and distracted to help restore focus.*

Energy Vitality

In order to feel consistent energy, the body must be able to adapt to daily stressors. Energy Vitality helps promote energy and stamina with herbs such as Ginseng and Schisandra, which enable the body to adapt to stress in a healthy way.* In addition, organic Green Tea and Ginkgo offer antioxidant support that helps protect the body from free radical damage.*

Mood Uplift

Maintaining a healthy emotional state is key to an optimal quality of life. Mood Uplift™ is an award-winning formula designed to support mental and emotional well-being.* By combining herbal extracts that have been traditionally used to help the body cope with daily stress, nourish the nervous system, calm the mind, and support a balanced mood, this formula helps foster a better outlook on life.*

A Healthy Brain — As Vital As a Healthy Body

Ginkgo Trees at Gaia Herbs FarmAs one of the most important organs in the human body, the brain controls most of its critical functions. It is the center for thought, understanding, and memory. The brain, like your muscles, performs best with sufficient rest, good nutrition, and plenty of exercise.

Regardless of whether or not you choose to incorporate herbal products into your life, you should strive to keep your brain engaged and healthy. With a few small and consistent steps, you can create a legacy as strong, smart, resilient, and adaptable as the amazing Ginkgo tree.