What is Ginkgo Biloba?

Category: Supplements

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Ginkgo biloba is a natural herb. Most uses of ginkgo have centered on improvement in regional (ie, CNS) or peripheral blood flow and oxygen delivery. Also known as Eun-haeng; Fossil Tree; Kew Tree; Silver Apricot.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 66 15
Brain fog 55 28
Memory problems 53 30
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 12 2
Cognitive impairment 12 8
Multiple Sclerosis 12 11

Show all 36 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 5
Mild 3
None 63

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ginkgo Biloba

Side effect Patients
Brittle nails 1
Elevated blood pressure 1
Gastrointestinal discomfort 1
Migraine headaches 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ginkgo Biloba

Dosage Patients
daily 11
120 mg daily 7
60 mg twice daily 3
60 mg daily 1
100 mg daily 1
110 mg twice daily 1
400 mg daily 1
- as needed 1
every other week 1

Why patients stopped taking Ginkgo Biloba

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 36
Other 23
Expense 9
Personal research 9
Doctor's advice 6
Side effects too severe 5
Course of treatment ended 3
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Duration

Currently taking Ginkgo Biloba

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking Ginkgo Biloba

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 18
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 19
2 - 5 years 19
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 41
Usually 17
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 60
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 32
Not specified 38
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17 patient evaluations for Ginkgo Biloba

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expastrychef
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expastrychef
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

See expastrychef's full Ginkgo Biloba history

Sep 15, 2016 (Started Jan 22, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Cognitive impairment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Lukasz
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Lukasz
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See Lukasz's full Ginkgo Biloba history

Jan 4, 2016 (Started Oct 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Brain fog)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
sweetad
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sweetad
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See sweetad's full Ginkgo Biloba history

Jan 1, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Word fishing)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Memory problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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