Why Can’t Pycnogenol Be Taken with Ginkgo Biloba?
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name not given
Posted on: February 23, 2002

why is pycnogenol not to be taken with ginkgo biloba?

This restriction is likely related to the fact that both have an effect on blood platelets, causing the blood to become less sticky. One of the benefits of these herbs is reducing the blood stickiness, to allow the blood to flow more freely to the brain and other peripheral parts of the body. Blood platelets stick together to stop bleeding, and if this process is inhibited, there is a potential for serious internal or external bleeding.

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