Weekly Photo Challenge : Ginko Biloba in Autumn and Winter in Japan

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It almost 3 weeks I didn’t posting in Weekly Photo Challenge, therefore I would like to share the Weekly Photo Challenge in yellow topic. The pictures show about Ginko Biloba appeareance in autumn and winter in Kumamoto-Japan.

ginko biloba autumn in japan

Ginko Biloba leaves become yellow color in Autumn

ginko biloba winter

Ginko Biloba in Winter

ginko biloba in japan

Detail information about Ginko Biloba

Wikipedia.org (English Ver)
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba; in Chinese, Korean and Japanese: 銀杏, pinyin romanization: yín xìng, Revised Romanization: “eun haeng”, Hepburn romanization: ichō or ginnan, Vietnamese: bạch quả), acceptable variant gingko and also known as the maidenhair tree, is a unique species of tree with no living relatives. The ginkgo is a living fossil, recognisably similar to fossils dating back 270 million years. Native to China, the tree is widely cultivated and was introduced early to human history. It has various uses in traditional medicine and as a source of food.

Health effects of extracts and supplements
Ginkgo is marketed in dietary supplement form with claims it can enhance cognitive function in people without known cognitive problems, but such claims are unfounded because it has no effect on memory or attention in healthy people.

Ginkgo has been studied as a possible treatment for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, with mixed results. Some reviews have concluded there is no good evidence supporting the use of Ginkgo in dementia, whereas others have concluded that the EGB761 extract may help patients with dementia.The 2008 “GEM” study concluded that as a preventative toward the onset of Alzheimers, Gingko was “ineffective in slowing cognitive decline”.

There is no good evidence supporting the use of Ginkgo for treating high blood pressure,tinnitus, post-stroke recovery, peripheral arterial disease, macular degeneration,or altitude sickness.

Wikipedia.org (Indonesia Ver)
Ginkgo(Gingko Biloba) merupakan spesies tunggal dari salah satu divisio anggota tumbuhan berbiji terbuka yang pernah tersebar luas di dunia. Pada masa kini tumbuhan ini diketahui hanya tumbuh liar di Asia Timur Laut, namun telah tersebar luas di berbagai tempat beriklim sedang lainnya sebagai pohon penghias taman atau pekarangan. Bentuk tumbuhan modern ini tidak banyak berubah dari fosil-fosilnya yang ditemukan.



Pemanfaatan
Biji ginkgo dapat dimakan dan diolah menjadi obat. Sejumlah produk makanan suplemen mengandung ekstrak biji ginkgo, karena dianggap berkhasiat mempertahankan daya ingat.