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Is it safe to have Ginkgo Nuts during pregnancy?

Is it safe to have ginkgo nuts during pregnancy

Ginkgo Nuts - also known as...

ginkgo biloba nuts, Ginkjo

Is it safe to have ginkgo nuts during pregnancy?

No, it is advisable to avoid gingko nuts during pregnancy. According to a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, ginkgo nuts should be used with caution during pregnancy due to lack of reliable studies on humans to understand their impact during pregnancy. Limited animal and in vitro studies suggest ginkgo nuts should be avoided, particularly around labour where its anti-platelet properties could potentially prolong bleeding time.

The same study also mentions that during lactation the safety of ginkgo leaf is unknown and should be avoided until high quality human studies are conducted to prove its safety.

If you wish to have ginkgo nuts during pregnancy, it is best to consult with your doctor before.

To feed your craving, try eating foods that are reminiscent of the gingko nuts taste. Some say they taste like a medley of edamame, potato and pine nut while others liken them to chestnuts.

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