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A 15-year-old female asked:

is ginko good for students to take while studying and if yes why is it good ?

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Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Ginko like aspirin: Ginko contains salicylates like aspirin. The claim is that it improves blood flow and memory, but this is not shown clinically. The benefits of ginkgo and studying come from the studying.

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What are side effects of ginko?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Many, but often mild: Ginko biloba may cause many side effects such as bleeding disorder(surgical concern, especially when use with Aspirin etc..), constipations, allergic skin reactions, diarrhea, dizziness, impaired fertility, headache, nausea/vomitting, palppiations, restlessness, seizures, weakness, vertigo, and even bleeding in the brain/head... If you r using, consult/inform your doc.. Good luck.

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