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Organism - Ginkgo biloba

NHPID Name:
Ginkgo biloba

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Medicinal

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Classified as an NHP under Schedule 1 item 1 (plant or plant material) of the NHP Regulations.
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General

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In order to reduce toxicity, the following must be processed before use as a Traditional Chinese Medicine ingredient: Ginkgo biloba seeds must be either dry-fried or baked at a medium temperature until they turn deep yellow in order to break down ginkgotoxin.Ginkgolic acids: Testing must be performed to ensure that the finished product meets the toxicity restrictions for Ginkgolic acids not more than 5 ppm [USP 38-NF 33; Ph.eur. 8th edition 2016 (8.8)].

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