The lowdown on Ginkgo biloba

Paul E. Gold, Larry Cahill, Gary L. Wenk

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A report on the popular herbal supplement, Ginkgo biloba, is presented. This herbal supplement can slightly improve your memory, but can get the same effect by eating a candy bar. The tree can be found in parks and along city sidewalks around the world and may grow as high as 40 meters and live for more than 1,000 years. Ginkgo fossils have been dated as far back as 250 million years ago.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-91
Number of pages5
JournalScientific American
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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    Gold, P. E., Cahill, L., & Wenk, G. L. (2003). The lowdown on Ginkgo biloba. Scientific American, 288(4), 87-91.