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What are the risks of taking ginkgo?

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Supplements made from leaves of the gingko biloba tree are generally safe. Don't take ginkgo if you're pregnant or give it to a child. Talk to your doctor first if you have medical conditions -- especially diabetes, epilepsy, bleeding problems, or fertility problems. Do not eat untreated parts of the ginkgo plant. Uncooked ginkgo seeds can cause seizures and death.

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.

Natural Standard.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 5, 2019

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.

Natural Standard.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 5, 2019

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