Gingko: problems.

Date: Tue, 10 Jan 1995 00:15:44 -0800
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From: Paul Bergner <bergner.TELEPORT.COM>
Subject: Re: Gingko dosage

> Not sure about the concentration but the leaves are most potent in the fall after they turn yellow according to an herbalist I heard on the radio.

Taking ginkgo leaves straight can give you a whopping headache and an upset stomach. The people who make the fancy semi-pharmacetuical preparations are kind enough to take out most of the substances that cause this.

Paul Bergner
Editor, Medical Herbalism