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January 06, 2006

Ginkgo seeds and pigs

We are moving to a new house in southern illinois and there is a ginko tree. We have a pot belly pig and need to know if the seed will hurt her. thank you for any info you may have.
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At 1/18/2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Japanese have long served ginkgo seeds at cocktail parties, based on folklore assertions that they prevent drunkenness and hangover. Scientific studies out of Japan have shown that there is good reason to suspect that ginkgo seeds really can get the job done. It turns out that the seeds contain an enzyme that speeds up the body's metabolism of alcohol.

In one study, the researchers gave laboratory animals enough alcohol to get them very drunk. When the animals were given ginkgo seed extracts in advance, they were better able to clear alcohol from their blood. I'm not sure that ginkgo seeds have a similar effect in humans, but I suspect they do, which calls for a little poem: "They say that you won't get real stinko/If you nibble the nuts of the ginkgo."

 
At 3/05/2007, Blogger evans said...

I think that's no problem
your pig ate the gingko seed
don't worry
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