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Bai Guo

Pinyin : Bia Guo

Botanical : Ginkgo biloba L.

Common English :Ginkgo Nut

Origin : Many regions of China, some parts of North America.

Preparation : Collected ripe fruit in autumn, removed fleshy testa, dried seeds in the sun.

Properties : Sweet, bitter, astringent, neutral, slightly toxic

Meridians : Kidney, Lung.

Actions & Indications : Astringing Lung, expels Phlegm and stops wheezing. Stabilizes Dai meridian, eliminates Dampness, stops leucorrhea.  Stabilizes the Lower Jiao, stops spermatorrhea.

Contraindications : It is slightly toxic, large amount should not be administered.