GINKGO BILOBA EXTRACT EPG 246 (EP) GINKGO BILOBA ETHANOL EXTRACT 246 E EP DMF Linnea extracts and manufactures Ginkgo Biloba as a botanical ingredient for pharmaceutical and dietary supplement purposes. Name of the plant Ginkgo biloba Part of the plant used Leaves Ginkgo biloba trees have been cultivated in the Far East ever since ancient times, its medicinal use dating back to 2800 BC. The traditional Chinese uses of Ginkgo include the relief of asthma and cough, and the support of brain functions. Ginkgo is now widely used in the world to treat conditions such as brain dysfunction, memory loss and concentration disorders, dizziness and tinnitus. It is used also as antiaging agent in cosmetic formulations. The Ginkgo biloba tree has a remarkable resistance to insect damage, viral and bacterial infection, as well as modern-day chemical pollution. It is native to China, Japan and Korea where the biloba tree has traditionally been planted in temple compounds, in the vicinity of shrines and castles and venerated as a holy object of worship and ritual. A single tree can live for more than 1000 years. In China, Ginkgo trees aged 100 years or more are protected and preserved through government regulations.