Stabilize and Bind
Sweet, Bitter, Astringent, Slightly Toxic
Stabilizes the Lower Burner
Excess conditions, caution with long term use or in large quantities due to toxicity; caution with thick difficult sputum.
4.5-9g, dry-fried. If harvesting from the tree, cook with the hard gingko shells on as an antidote to the toxic effects. Use with caution during prenancy, as it stimulates uterine contractions.