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Definition(s):

  • (n) deciduous dioecious Chinese tree having fan-shaped leaves and fleshy yellow seeds; exists almost exclusively in cultivation especially as an ornamental street tree

Usage(s):

  1. ginkgo, long revered in the east, gets its first plug in a u.
  2. But what works in principle often doesn't stand up to pharmacological scrutiny, and ginkgo is giving scientists pause.
  3. People swear by them: echinacea for a cold, ginkgo biloba for memory or the peppermint in the salve your aunt believes can ease chest congestion.

News

  • Doctors Health Press Reports on Study: NTP Warns Popular Supplement Ginkgo Biloba May Cause Cancer

    Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study finding that the popular supplement ginkgo biloba may cause cancer. (PRWeb June 17, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/ginkgo-biloba/doctors ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PRWeb

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Quotes

  1. Dr Sylvain Dore, from Johns Hopkins Institutions in Baltimore, who carried out the study, said: "Our results suggest that some element or elements in Ginkgo actually protect brain cells during stroke. If further work confirms what we've seen, we...
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Johns Hopkins Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "I'm going to give him some ginkgo biloba to let him take and I told him that before my starters start they have to read a chapter of Beowulf," John said jokingly Sunday. "And he said, 'I've already read that before.' So his sense of humor...
    on May 28, 2007 By: Tommy John Source: Connecticut Post

  3. "I have Alderson ginkgo," Stewart, 63, said in the August cover story interview that hits newsstands on July 12.
    on Jul 5, 2005 By: Martha Stewart Source: The Age

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