ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, Fossil Tree, Kew Tree, Silver Apricot)

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GENERIC NAME: Ginkgo biloba

BRAND NAME: Fossil Tree, Kew Tree, Silver Apricot

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Ginkgo biloba is a natural herbal supplement. Ginkgo biloba may have antioxidant properties. Ginkgo biloba also slows down platelet binding in the body, which may increase bleeding risks. Ginkgo biloba is commonly used for memory improvement and dementia. Check with your health-care professional before using herbs or herbal supplements.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Ginkgo biloba is used for

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/31/2015

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