Ginkgo. Definition

Medical Definition: Ginkgo

A tree native to China. In some cultures have used substances extracted from the leaves and seeds for the treatment of medical problems. Ginkgo has been studied in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease, dementia, certain blood vessel diseases and loss of memory. It may cause bleeding or high blood pressure when taken with certain drugs. Also called maidenhair tree, and ginkgo biloba.

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