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Ginkgo also spelled gingko, also known as the Maidenhair Tree after Adiantum, is a unique species of tree with no close living relatives. The ginkgo is classified in its own division, the Ginkgophyta, comprising the single class Ginkgoopsida, order Ginkgoales, family Ginkgoaceae, genus Ginkgo and is the only extant species within this group. It is one of the best-known examples of a living fossil, because Ginkgoales other than G. biloba are not known from the fossil record after the Pliocene.

Extracts of Ginkgo leaves contain flavonoid glycosides and terpenoids (ginkgolides, bilobalides) and have been used pharmaceutically. Ginkgo supplements are usually taken in the range of 40–200 mg per day. Recently, careful clinical trials have shown Ginkgo to be ineffective in treating dementia or preventing the onset of Alzheimer's Disease in normal people.

In memory enhancement

Ginkgo has many alleged nootropic properties, and is mainly used as memory and concentration enhancer, and anti-vertigo agent. However, studies differ about its efficacy. The largest and longest independent clinical trial to assess ginkgo biloba’s ability to prevent memory loss has found that the supplement does not prevent or delay dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Some controversy has arisen over the conclusions drawn by some studies that were allegedly funded by a firm which marketed Ginkgo.

Pharmacodynamics

Pharmacokinetics

It has been postulated that the extract Ginkgo biloba leaves may be used in cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular disorders.

Ginkgo Biloba Indications / Ginkgo Biloba Uses

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Ginkgo Biloba Adverse Reactions / Ginkgo Biloba Side Effects

Headaches, dizziness, palpitations, GI disturbances, bleeding disorders, skin hypersensitivity reactions.

Precautions

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Special Precautions

Patients receiving anticoagulants or drugs that may affect platelet aggregation.

Other Drug Interactions

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Other Interactions

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Dosage

Oral
Cerebrovascular and peripheral activator
Adult: 40 mg of extra tid.

Oral

Dementia
Adult: 120-240 mg daily in divided doses.

Food(before/after)

Should be taken with food. (Take before meals.)

List of Contraindications

Ginkgo Biloba and Pregnancy

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Ginkgo Biloba and Lactation

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Ginkgo Biloba and Children

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Ginkgo Biloba and Geriatic

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Ginkgo Biloba and Other Contraindications

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Storage

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Lab interference

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