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Ginkgo biloba (ginkgo) is an herbal supplement that is used for a variety of medicinal uses. It is derived from leaves of the ginkgo biloba tree, one of the longest living trees in the world. Ginkgo supplements are often used to improve mental functioning and overall mental health. These supplements are also thought to have blood-thinning properties and may prevent cell damage.
 
As with many natural products, side effects are possible. Potential side effects include stomach upset, headaches, and diarrhea. Before taking ginkgo, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider if you have any medical problems, such as diabetes, a bleeding disorder, epilepsy, or any allergies. Keep this and all other medications or supplements out of the reach of children.
  
(Click Ginkgo Biloba for a more in-depth look at what benefits ginkgo biloba may provide, how it works, and what you should be aware of before using the supplement. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
 
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