Ginkgo Biloba
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Ginkgo Biloba?

Ginko Biloba is a unique species of tree that does not belong to another plant category. The plant's extracts have been cultivated and used as an anti-vertigo agent as well as to aid in memory retention and in enhancing concentration.1

Individuals who fall under one or more of the following categories should consult with their practitioner before taking ginko biloba. Those with:

  • blood circulation disorders
  • taking antidepressants
  • anticoagulants (ibuprofen or aspirin)
  • women who are pregnant

Possible side effects include:1,2

  • increased risk of bleeding
  • gastrointestinal discomfort
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • heart palpitations
  • restlessness
 
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