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Gingko biloba Mainstream medicine Gingkolides are effective in cerebrovascular insufficiency, which causes lacunar defects of memory, migraines, strokes, vertigo Toxicity Gingko may cause hypersensitivity; it should not be used in pregnancy, or in Pts with coagulation defects

Ginkgo biloba

, gingko (ging′kō bī″lō′bă) [Japanese (fr Chinese) ginkyō, silver apricot + L. bilobus, two-lobed]
An herbal remedy extracted from a deciduous tree of the genus Ginkgo, native to China, which has fan-shaped leaves and spherical cones. Ginkgo biloba is promoted as a treatment for memory loss and dementia, for tinnitus, and has been proven to be an effective treatment for intermittent claudication. Occasional side effects of its use include bleeding and augmentation of the anticoagulant effect of warfarin.


Ginkgo should be avoided by pregnant or breast-feeding women. It should never be used by people with bleeding disorders. It should be used only under medical supervision by people taking warfarin or other anticoagulants.


n Latin name:
Gingko biloba; parts used: leaves; uses: vascular insufficiency, antioxidant, circulation, cognitive enhancement, depression, headaches, tinnitus, altitude sickness, intermittent claudication; precautions: patients with bleeding disorders; those taking anticoagulants, MAOIs, platelet inhibitors. Also called
maidenhair tree, rokan, sophium, tanakan, tebofortan, or
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