Close Window

 
  Ginkgo biloba L.
 
Scientific Name  Ginkgo biloba L.
Family Name  Ginkgoaceae
Common Name  Gingko
Photo link  http://www.swsbm.com/Images/New2-2001/Ginkgo_biloba.jpg
Studies on Diabetes  EGb761 was estimated to be protective against hydroxic damages an rat myocardial microvessals also in diabetic condition (Welt 2001)
Other Uses  Age related macular degeneration, memory impairment, cognitive performance, dementia, intermittent claudication, premenstrual syndrome, Raynaud¬ís disease, and vertigo (NMCD; http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=333&brand_id=, accessed 4/23/04).
Formulations used by  Informants  Commercially prepared tablets/capsules or pills (Diabetifen).
Phytochemistry  Flavonoids, terpenoids (gingkolides A,B,C, M, and J, and bilobalides), and organic acids (NMCD accessed 4/23/04).
Potential Adverse  Effects  Mild gastrointestinal distress, headache, dizziness, palpatations, constipation and allergic skin reactions. Large doses can cause restlessness, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, decreased muscle tone, and weakness. Gingko may also cause bleeding, decrease seiz
Potential Medication  Interactions  Gingko can interact with diabetic medications (including insulin), seizure medications, anti-coagulant and antiplatlet medications, Cytochrome P 450 (CYP1A2, CYP2D6, CYP3A4) metabolized medications, trazadone, and thiazide diuretics (NMCD accessed 4/23/04
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

Close Window