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Ginkgo biloba (ginkgo) is an herbal supplement that is commonly used for enhancing memory and mental function. Some of the active compounds in this supplement may have blood-thinning properties and may help to prevent cell damage. Although ginkgo biloba appears to offer numerous health benefits, more research is needed to confirm its safety and effectiveness.
Potential side effects include an upset stomach, dizziness, and headaches. In addition, ginkgo biloba is very prone to drug interactions, many of which can be quite serious. This product is not suitable for everyone. For example, you may not be able to take ginkgo biloba safely if you have diabetes, epilepsy, or a bleeding disorder. Before taking it, you should talk to your healthcare provider about warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
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