ginkgo biloba

noun
ginkgo bi·​lo·​ba | \ -ˌbī-ˈlō-bə How to pronounce ginkgo biloba (audio) \

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

Examples of ginkgo biloba in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is all credited to a potent combination of marine and plant ingredients including padina pavonica, chlorella, and antioxidant-rich ginkgo biloba (translation: brown algae, green microalgae, and a tree native to China, respectively). Hannah Freedman, Travel + Leisure, 25 Mar. 2022 This miracle worker contains ginkgo biloba extract, which is known to increase resistance to external stressors like heat. Tatjana Freund, ELLE, 23 Feb. 2022 For Valentina Slobodenyuk, what was left behind was a view of the sea that had been blocked by the giant sequoia and ginkgo biloba that Mr. Ivanishvili took away for his park. New York Times, 17 Jan. 2022 Featuring a potent blend of peptides, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants like kelp and ginkgo biloba extract, this bamboo sheet mask feels like an at-home facial treatment. Noma Nazish, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 Another supplement that's frequently advertised as improving brain function is ginkgo biloba, a tree whose leaves are used to make an extract that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Jes Skolnik, Allure, 23 Sep. 2021 This top-shelf moisturizer uses algae extract and ginkgo biloba to reduces fine lines and dark spots and promises noticeably firmer skin after just two weeks of use. Jennifer Ford, Forbes, 20 May 2021 Add foods and high-quality supplements such as turmeric, omega-3s, vitamin B12, ginkgo biloba, phosphatidylserine, citicoline and acetyl-l-carnitine to enhance mental clarity and cognitive function. Serena Poon, Forbes, 24 Feb. 2021 Other natural ingredients include ginkgo biloba, horny goat weed, zinc, and Hawthorn berry. Norcal Marketing Llc, Chron, 4 Feb. 2021 See More

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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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31 Mar 2022

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“Ginkgo biloba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ginkgo%20biloba. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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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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