A 1,400-year-old ginkgo tree in China has recently drawn thousands of people from all over the country.
Golden leaves have been falling on the ground since mid-November, turning the temple’s ground into a yellow ocean.
This towering ginkgo tree is located within the walls of the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in the Zhongnan Mountains in China.
Ginkgo trees are considered both a shade and ornamental tree. Their leaves are fan shaped, and they produce seeds.
The leaves and seeds are used for medicine.A standardized medicinal extract of Ginkgo biloba leaf originally called EGb 761 has been studied as a possible treatment for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, with mixed results.
What makes this tree so special? Well, the founder of the Tang Dynasty, Emperor Li Shimin, is said to have planted it with his own hands.
Ginkgo trees are literally living fossils.Ginkgo trees can live to be about 3,000 years old, and they are now found all over the world.