Spontaneous Bleeding Associated with Ginkgo biloba
While the possibility does exist and needs to be evaluated for every situation, This is a perfect example of how the reality of natural medicine is rarely as spectacular as the press it receives.
In a review covering 38 years, the authors could find 15 case reports, of which only 6 clearly identified Gingko as causative.
Compare this with the thousands of medical deaths that occur each day, and it’s almost laughable. And these natural compounds are the dangerous things we need to get off the shelves and into the prescription pads of prescribing doctors?