The ginkgo or 'maiden hair' tree is revered for its beauty and longevity, the ginkgo is a living fossil, unchanged for more than 200 million years.
Ginkgo has been grown as a food plant and used for health remedies since ancient times in China and Japan - Ginkgo leaves have strong antioxidant properties that protect the entire central nervous system.
Herbalists recommend ginkgo leaves as a natural nerve tonic, effective to calm nerves, treat anxiety and enhance mood.
Studies indicate enhanced cognitive function, stabilisation of mood and alleviation of anxiety-related symptoms, pointing to "calming" and "anti-stress" benefits when using ginkgo herbs
Whilst not native to NZ - Steffie's Spices use ginkko leaves are grown and harvested in New Zealand and are certified 'food grade'.