Ginkgo and Poison Ivy
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name not given
Posted on: February 28, 1999

I have recently heard that if you are allergic to poison ivy you should not take Ginkgo Biloba. Is that correct?

I haven’t heard this, but imagine that the logic is that the circulation enhancing properties of Ginkgo will speed the circulation of poison ivy’s toxins in the blood, possibly encouraging a systemic outbreak.

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