Scientific name: Gingko biloba
Habitat: Gingko grows wild in China. It was later introduced to Japan. Gingko leaves are harvested in autumn.
Organ involved: Nervous system
Effects: Anti-oxidant, regulates brain vascularisation and oxidation, bitter, astringent, anti-fungal, antibacterial, platelet aggregation.
Active ingredients : Flavonoids, terpenes, diterpenes.
Internal use: Impaired concentration, dizziness, anxiety.
Side effects: Allergies -> do not take if allergic to any of its components.
Stomach ache, constipation, headaches, dizziness, palpitations.
Contra-indications: Pregnant women, breast-feeding, haemophiliacs, not taken 48 hours before surgery.
Drug interactions: Ask your pharmacist about interactions.
Posted in October 2023
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