Gaia Herbs Ginkgo Leaf Alcohol Free Extract - 1 oz. (30 ml)
Gaia Herbs Ginkgo Leaf (Ginkgo biloba) Alcohol Free Extract. Ginkgo Leaf supports healthy circulation including those of the micro-vascular system. It promotes cognitive functions. Ginkgo Leaf is rich in naturally occuring plant antioxidants. Also Ginkgo Leaf supports healthy oxygen flow to the brain and the micro-vascular system. It's the ultimate support to improve memory.
Ginkgo biloba is the world’s oldest living species of tree. Individual trees live as long as 1,000 years. Ginkgo grows most predominantly in the southern and eastern United States, southern France, China, and Korea. The leaves of the tree are used in modern herbal medicine. Medicinal use of ginkgo can be traced back almost 5,000 years in Chinese herbal medicine. The nuts of the tree were most commonly recommended and used to treat respiratory tract ailments. The use of the leaves is a modern development originating in Europe.
Gaia Herbs single liquid extracts deliver each herb in a concentrated extract that preserves the original chemical blueprint of the plant. Each product is concentrated to exact specifications od weight-to-volume ratios or validated biomarker levels. Liquid extracts are more easily digestible and absorb into the body far faster than raw plants or powdered herbal preparations.
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By sharing their knowledge, Gaia participate more fully in an exchange that advances the coevolution of plants and people.
With knowledge comes empowerment. With empowerment, there is a renewed sense of awareness. And with awareness comes the ability to make healthy choices. This is why Gaia is the only medicinal herb manufacturer that make it possible to truly " Meet Your Herb."
The "Meet Your Harb" ID number is an industry first - a Gaia exclusive that gives people the opportunity to see proof of the steps that go into ensuring the purity, intergrity, and potency of the product they've purchased.
Simply follow the steps below to trace the story of your herbs from seed to shelf. It’s Gaia's way of helping you reclaim control of your own well-being, gain knowledge you can share, and participate more fully in the dynamic relationship connecting plants and people.
- Find the Meet Your Herbs ID number on the back of any Gaia Herbs product.
- Enter the Meet Your Herb ID number into the "Meet Your Herbs" module at the new GaiaHerbs.com, and learn where the herbs inside came from.
- All tracable aspects of the herb will be displayed, including (when available) how the herbs were grown, harvested, extracted, and validated.
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These are the pillars supporting their belief, their actions, and their commitment:
Each herb must be cultivated in accordance with Nature's intent.
As Gaia create herbal medicines, they must ensure the fullest possible expession of each herb.
It is only through their commitment to purity and integrity that they can deliver that powerful effects of each herb
At Gaia Herb, they hold themselves- and everything they produce- accountable to the virtues of purity, integrity, and potency.
Gaia's mission is to bring vitality to -and create a conection between -plants and people. Their goal is larger than simply producing high-quality, pontent herbal products. As steward of coevolution -the knowledge that plants and people have evolved together on Earth, forming a symbiotic connection as a result- Gaia is committed to leading the way in fostering the connection between plant and people. Gaia believes they must do all that they can to preserve the Plant Intelligence within each herb. Gaia must "plant intelligence" for the future. And they must continue to learn from Nature and encourage the sharing of this knowledge with others.
Are alcohol-free herbal extracts as concentrated as the alcohol extracts?
Not for all companies! In fact, only the most reputable companies capable of extracting first with USP grain alcohol, then distilling off the alcohol and testing the finished product with High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) instruments can claim that their alcohol-free products are as concentrated as the alcohol extracts. Many companies extract the herbs for their alcohol-free products with vegetable glycerin. Unfortunately, vegetable glycerin is not a good solvent and cannot effectively extract the same constituents that grain alcohol can extract.
How do you make your alcohol-free extracts?
Gaia Herbs makes its Alcohol-Free products from the same extracts that we make within our regular line of products. Once the extract is complete, we then remove the alcohol using low-heat and low-vacuum and replace the alcohol with pure, kosher, vegetable glycerin. Gaia Herbs alcohol-free herbal extracts contain the same concentration (with the exception of Kava Kava and Milk Thistle) as our regular extracts. Gaia Herbs does not extract with glycerin because glycerin is not an effective extracting menstruum for most plants. Gaia Herbs does not flavor their alcohol-free extracts because the flavoring agents used in many commercial glycerin-based products will disguise the chemistry of the herb and thus one may not benefit fully from the therapeutic value of the flavored glycerites.