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The truth about Ginkgo medicinal plants (Ginkgo Biloba)

Ginkgo Biloba, called Vietnamese ginkgo tree, is a woody plant whose leaves and fruit have been used as medicine since ancient times. Nowadays, we rarely use directly leaves and fruits of plants, but often use products extracted from Ginkgo Biloba leaves, mainly in the form of tablets. In the leaves of ginkgo trees there are 2 groups of substances that are believed to be good for health including flavonoid and terpenoid. Flavonoids have antioxidant effects, while terpenoids increase blood circulation by dilating blood vessels and reducing platelet aggregation.

Most products are extracted from Gingko Biloba leaves

Ginkgo Biloba is said to be good for the brain; help relieve headache; increase blood circulation to the brain; cerebral circulation increase; help boost memory; reduce the phenomenon of senescence; help restore memory … work to support treatment after stroke and Alzheimer's disease. Several small studies show that Ginkgo Biloba has certain effects, but many large studies have shown that Ginkgo Biloba is not effective in treating or supporting the treatment of these diseases.

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Gingko Biloba is said to be good for the brain, which enhances memory …

Plus Ginkgo Biloba has quite a few side effects. In addition to minor complications such as headache, dizziness, allergy, nausea … Gingko Biloba may have dangerous complications when used.

The most dangerous and common complication is causing bleeding, especially when using anticoagulants, reducing platelet aggregation, reducing inflammation .. such as aspirin, ibuprofen … or patients suffering from disorders Coagulation disorder.

In addition, Gingko Biloba may increase the likelihood of seizures in epilepsy patients and hypoglycemia when used with hypoglycemic agents in patients with diabetes. Some studies in mice also show that using Gingko Biloba also increases the likelihood of developing liver cancer and thyroid cancer.

Until now, almost all studies have not elucidated the effects of Gingko Biloba but only see the side effects and dangerous complications when used. Most experts recommend not using Gingko Biloba because there is no concrete evidence to show that the effect of Gingko Biloba is still a big question.


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