If you have access to a ginkgo tree, mid to late summer is the time to harvest and dry the leaves.
Hot dry weather is best for drying the leathery leaves in pillow cases on top of the washing line.
It takes about 2-3 days for them to dry. Once they turn brittle and can be crushed into tiny pieces they are ready for the coffee grinder. Once pulverised to a fine powder store in zip lock bags or glass jars in the freezer. Gingko will keep all year in the freezer and can be added to your daily cereal.
Fresh ginkgo leaves can be added in with coffee beans and makes them almost undetectable, and gives you that alertness all day.
When consuming dried crushed leaves, start with one teaspoon up to 1 dessertspoon max & if you get flushed reduce the amount. Why eat ginkgo?
It's helps increase circulation and is a wonderful aid for aiding brain function.
Also helps reduce chilblains in winter.
You can harvest other memory herbs like: Brahmi Bacopa monnieri and Centella asiatica and combine them with ginkgo powder.
These herbs that increase circulation have a slightly bitter taste, so I don't include them in salads.
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