Ginseng and Ginkgo biloba.interaction?
Topic: Ginseng and Ginkgo biloba.interaction?
June 18, 2019 / By Annona Question:
I'm taking ginkgo everyday and really want the benefits...but i'm also taking ginseng, vitamin c, b12, folic acid, multi and milk thistle...do any of these reduce effects of ginkgo...thanks
Best Answers: Ginseng and Ginkgo biloba.interaction?
Yehowah | 9 days ago
There's no specific interaction in the list that you provided...
Sounds like you're really being proactive with your health, which is great. Good for you! I have to say, though, that that's a lot of supplements to be taking every day...
If these sups are self-prescribed, consider chatting with your doc or a qualified ND to be sure that you're on the right track. (Note: Your doc really should be aware of everything you're taking, including vitamins and other supplements.)
Herbs and nutritional supplements can be a very important part of a well-designed treatment plan, but I'm not a fan of "willy-nilly" supplementation. Unless you're specifically treating something, getting healthy should really be about optimizing your diet and digestion so in the long term the pills aren't necessary.
As for the herbs...
Ginkgo biloba does interact with some pharmaceuticals, so I'd highly recommend a chat with your pharmacist if you're taking any meds. While there are quite a few studies and clinical experiences discussing the benefits of ginkgo, it's not generally used consistently over long term. Long term effects and safety of this herb havent really been established.
Most species of ginseng are quite stimulating and should not be used long-term (the exception would be Eleutherococcus senticosis or "Siberian ginseng" which is adaptogenic in nature and not a stimulant.)
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is pretty safe short- or long-term and has few drug interactions... But I still stand by the "willy-nilly pill" bit above. ;)
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Originally Answered: Can anyone help me with Ginkgo Biloba?
I have the same problem as you and I have been taking online college classes for a year and had to start taking ginkgo biloba. I find it is easier to take one 125 mg capsule once a day. I also find it helps a lot to get regular exercise. Both of these help the blood flow to the brain. I have also found the best time for myself is to read early in the morning. It also helps to read for twenty minutes and than take a few minute break, and than continue reading. After trying all these things I have found I am able to concentrate better. I take a lot of natural supplements because I am unable to afford insurance, and they say it takes about three months to feel the affects of any natural supplement. Good luck and I hope this has helped you....
I do not think they do but you should really ask a herbal specialist or your doctor. The main thing to avoid is NOT to use Gingko biloba with any blood thinning medications such as aspirin, warfarin etc, as gingko is a blood thinner itself so in an extreme case, you would have a haemorrage.
I do not think ginseng falls into this category.
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there are no interactions between those nutrients/herbs that you have mentioned, but there are several with ginkgo and prescription medicine.
Take your ginsengs multi and Bs in the morning, ginkgo in early afternoon and milk thistle with meals.
Also check the amount of Bs in your multi, you may not need to double up.
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I read in a yoga book many years a go, I tried it once to see if it worked but as i do not have this problem of cold hands and feet I failed to keep it up. If you double one limb up there is less area for the heart to pump the blood and so it improve the circulation and warms in the other limbs. You need to do more Research. There is another way. That is a relaxing way Find a place where you will not be disturbed and lie down and repeat this to your self I am lying comfortably, very comfortably I close my eyes, I relax my body I breathe easily, regularly, and without difficulty. Time and distance does not affect me. Everything is of minor importance I am not thinking of anything.. I experience peace profound peace. Warmth starts in my right foot I feel it more and more distinctly From my right foot the warmth travels up my right leg. Warmth starts in my left foot, I feel it more and more distinctly. From my left foot the warmth travels up my left leg. Warmth starts in right hand.I feel it more and more distinctly. From my right hand the warmth travels up my right arm. Warmth starts in my left hand. I feel it more and more distinctly. From my left hand the warmth travels up my left arm. I breathe easily, regularly and without difficulty. From my legs the warmth travels into my abdomen. From my arms the warmth travels into my chest. The warmth circulates though my whole body. It feels as though I am in a warm bath. This pleasant warmth will rejuvenate and stay with me . I open my eyes I feel well. I hope this helps good luck
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Originally Answered: Should I take Ginkgo Biloba?
Gingko Biloba is a circulatory stimulant. If your hands and feet tends to be cold, then it is good if you take it. If not, then it will not make too much difference. Chillies also good for circulation, and ginger. If you try to jog your memory, try to study with an essential oil on a tissue next to you, basil is very good for this, and take the same oil with you to exams. The smell should help you to remember.