Is Ginkgo tea safe for cavernous angioma in brain?

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Is Ginkgo tea safe for cavernous angioma in brain?

Postby nelson2013@gmail.com » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:05 am

Hi,

Does anyone know if consuming ginkgo tea from fresh leaves is safe for someone who has a cavernous angioma in the brain? How about other natural supplements? I appreciate any replies.

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Re: Is Ginkgo tea safe for cavernous angioma in brain?

Postby Elizabeth » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:26 am

I'm not a doctor, and i am not giving medical advise...so check anything I say with ur doctor of course. But...my thoughts in ginkgo are no. Don't take or use it. I think it increases blood pressure and I'm guessing that's not good. I took ginkgo supplements a few times long before I knew I had a cavernous angioma and they made me sick...dizzy headache...so I never took again anyways. If ur looking for a tea for energy...I think you should consider matcha tea instead. I couldn't find anything dangerous about it and did find tons of research on the possible benefits. Its packed with antioxidants and it works well for my afternoon fatigue. Be very careful with supplements. It seems all the good popular ones are blood thinning and potentially dangerous for us. I personally don't take any and try to get all my nutrition from foods. I recently bought a vitamix and I love it....so I can easily increase my organic fresh fruit and veggie consumption. I use it every single day and I think I feel better...placebo?? Maybe...I don't care...it works for me. Good luck!
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Re: Is Ginkgo tea safe for cavernous angioma in brain?

Postby monique » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:25 am

Hi, I'm not a doc either but I was taking ginkgo along with other things when I had my hemorrhage. I believe there is some concerning info about it. I'm posting an expert here - "Possible Risks
Unfortunately, Dr. Dodge and colleagues found that in addition to the benefits of reducing memory loss, ginkgo biloba also may also increase the risk of strokes. By the end of the three years, seven of the patients taking ginkgo biloba had had strokes, while no patients taking the placebo did.1 Although the number of patients is small, it does raise concerns. Previous research has shown that ginkgo biloba can increase circulation and reduce the blood’s ability to clot. However, strokes are caused by blood clots, so Dr. Dodge and colleague’s observations seem to contradict the expected benefits. A larger study would be needed to find more conclusive evidence of such a risk. A 2008 study by the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine studied 3,069 patients who took either ginkgo biloba or placebo.[5] The men and women with heart disease were at greater risk of developing dementia if they took ginkgo biloba than if they took placebo. In 2013, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) issued a warning to consumers advising against taking ginkgo biloba, because it found clear evidence that ginkgo biloba extract caused cancer in animals.[6]"
I would do some more research.
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