ginkgo biloba

noun
ginkgo bi·lo·ba | \ -ˌbī-ˈlō-bə \

Definition of ginkgo biloba 

: an extract of the leaves of ginkgo that is held to enhance mental functioning by increasing blood circulation to the brain

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And some supplements, such as garlic, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, and Vitamin E may increase the risk of excess bleeding during and after surgery. Ronald S. Litman, Philly.com, "New study on supplemental vitamins proves they're useless and a waste of money," 5 June 2018 Meanwhile, certain vitamins and fatty acids have been said to slow or prevent memory loss such as vitamin B-12 and herbal supplements such as ginkgo biloba, and omega-3 fatty acids. Cindy Krischer Goodman, miamiherald, "I keep losing my keys and I can’t remember a friend’s name. Is my memory issue serious? | Miami Herald," 24 Mar. 2018 Coco Loco contains cacao powder as well as ingredients often found in energy drinks, including taurine, guarana, and ginkgo biloba. Ars Technica, SELF, "The FDA Is Not Cuckoo for Coco Loko, a Chocolatey Alternative to Snorting Cocaine," 14 Dec. 2017 The New York Post reports that Coco Loko contains ginkgo biloba, taurine, and guarana, as well as cacao powder. Nick Thieme, Slate Magazine, "You Can Now Buy Chocolate Powder to Snort," 12 July 2017 Now known as a common street tree, ginkgo biloba lays claim to a history that vastly predates humans. Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian, "The World Told Through the Eyes of the Ginkgo Tree," 9 May 2017

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First Known Use of ginkgo biloba

1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ginkgo biloba

New Latin, literally, bilobed ginkgo

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ginkgo biloba

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ginkgo biloba

: a product made from the leaves of the ginkgo tree that is used as a medicine

ginkgo biloba

noun
gink·go bi·lo·ba | \ ˈgiŋ-(ˌ)kō-ˌbī-ˈlō-bə, also ˈgiŋk-(ˌ)gō- \

Medical Definition of ginkgo biloba 

: an extract of the leaves of the ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) that is used as a dietary supplement and is held to enhance mental functioning by increasing blood circulation to the brain

called also ginkgo

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