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Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo)

The oldest ginkgo fossils date back over 270 million years, before the dinosaurs. Besides this surprising fact, it may live over a thousand years. Gingko, also called maidenhair tree, got its nickname in England because the leaves look similar to the native maidenhair fern. One of the most famous medicinal plants out there, Ginkgo biloba increases blood flow to the brain, improves memory, helps delay mental deterioration in Alzheimer’s, but also helps with impotence and altitude sickness.