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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
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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.
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For those wondering how so many scientific studies can be plucked out of the ether, gingko biloba is one of the most widely studied herbs in the world for medicinal purposes, and it was the German pharmaceutical giant Schwabe's patenting in the 1960s of the purified extract EGb-761 that catapulted that research.
The efficacy of Gingko biloba on cognitive Function in Alzheimer Disease.
I started to take gingko because I'm the youngest child of a family where several members have developed dementia in their early seventies.
The purpose of the original paper by Solomon et al was to evaluate gingko in healthy elderly volunteers using standardized tests.
This experiment evaluated the haemostatic effects of varying doses of Gingko biloba extract alone and in combination with Coumadin, an anticoagulant affecting g-carboxylation of the plasma coagulation proteins in Mus musculus.
In the past when you purchased a gingko, you may not have known if you purchased a male or female until the tree reached blooming age, which is about 20 years.
Half the volunteers were then given gingko biloba for six weeks while the other half had a placebo.
Studies have found that ingesting gingko extract yields modest improvement, at best, in remembering and manipulating new information, say psychologist Paul E.
Gingko's reputation for enhancing memory and cognition has resulted in its use among older peopleuthe same patient population most liely to be taing anticoagulants.
Intracerebral hemorrhage has been reported in patients taking ginkgo and warfarin, and hyphema has been reported in patients taking gingko with aspirin.
Intracerebral hemorrhage has been reported in patients taking ginkgo and warfarm, and hyphema has been reported in patients taking gingko with aspirin.