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No ginkgo biloba does not have any ginger.
Ginkgo biloba improves the blood circulation in the body.
Ginger is also good --has anti inflammatory properties.
Ginger also has anti cancer properties.
Ginger can increase the risk of bleeding.
hence, it should not be combined with blood thinning medications.
You should also inform you doctor before any surgery.
Thank you. I will just add my list of prescriptions: IP6, Vanlafaxine 75mg, Letrozole 2.5mg, Preindopril 4mg,
Ginkgo can potentiate the action of venlafaxine.
Otherwise, there is no other interactions.
Bendroflumethiazide 2.5 mg, Adcal D3, Omniprazole, Clopidogrel 75 mg, Q10 300 mg, Vitamin B, C Green Tea, Evening Primrose, Atorvastatin 40mg, Magnesium, Co-codomol 30mg/500mg 2 tablets 3 times daily. Occasionally I have Ibuprofen.
Thanks for the whole list.
You take clopidogrel which is a blood thinning drug.
hence, you should avoid taking both ginkgo biloba and ginger.
Which one should I take then.
You can just take ginger which will at least reduce the risk of bleeding if you take both ginger and ginkgo.
And not take ginkgo?
do not take ginkgo.
ginger has more anti cancer properties.
Oh yes, although Dr Baynes, my lung oncolgist gave me 6 to 18 months to live when I has diagnosed, he dismissed me in the November of 2011!
Fine. Thank you very much for your help.