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Organic Ginkgo Root

Organic Ginkgo Root

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Ginkgo biloba

Main Actions:

  • Antioxidant
  • Cardioprotective
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Vascular effects
  • Antiplatelet
  • Anticoagulant
  • Anti oedema
  • Increases uptake serotonin
  • Stress Alleviating
  • Increases dopamine (long term use)
  • Neuroprotection
  • Immune Support

Ginkgo is one of the world's oldest living tree species, earning it the name 'living fossil'.

Its existence can be traced back 200 million years and it was commonly found in North America and Europe before the Ice Age.

It is one of the most popular and most frequently purchased herb today.

Ginkgo is associated with several health claims and uses, most of which focus on brain function and blood circulation. It is often used in patients with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Dosage:

0.5 ml x3 daily in a small amount of water/juice
(long term use is needed for benefit 4 weeks to 6 months)

Safety Concerns:

Safety in pregnancy is not known. Avoid Use

If unusual bleeding or bruising occurs, stop use immediately. 

Avoid use 1 week prior to major surgery.

Adverse reactions:

Very few reactions reported. Mild cases of gastrointestinal upset, headaches, dizziness.

Rare cases of hematoma, haemorrhage and post operative bleeding reported.

Drug Interactions:

(Not to be used in individuals with cerebral haemorrhage and epilepsy)

Adriamycin : Avoid Use

Anti depressant drugs: Avoid Use with ginkgo

Bleomycin : Avoid Use with ginkgo

Cholinergic drugs: Avoid Use with ginkgo

Platelet Inhibitor Drugs: Avoid Use with ginkgo

Valproate, Dilantin, Depakote: Avoid Use with ginkgo

Warfarin: Avoid Use with ginkgo

Cilostazol : Adjunct use may be beneficial under professional supervision

Cisplatin: Adjunct use may be beneficial under professional supervision.

Clozapine: Adjunct use may be beneficial under professional supervision

Doxorubicin: Adjunct use may be beneficial under professional supervision

Haloperidol: Adjunct use may be beneficial under professional supervision

*Our naturopath will consult with you to ensure this is right for you.