silverbirch, it's up to you whether you dump aspirin or ginkgo. if you have unexplained bruising it might make a good experiment to stop one or the other and see if the problem resolves itself.
the scientific debate:
ginkgo+aspirin's bad, mkay...
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/a ... 1/art00005
Potential Interactions between Herbal Medicines and Conventional Drug Therapies Used by Older Adults Attending a Memory Clinic
The most common potential herb-drug interaction was between ginkgo and aspirin.http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NE ... 4103361518
Spontaneous Hyphema Associated with Ingestion of Ginkgo biloba Extract
A 70-year-old man presented after two days of recurrent blurred vision in the right eye, with each episode lasting 15 minutes, during which he could perceive a red discoloration through his cornea. One week earlier he had begun twice-daily ingestion of a Ginkoba tablet from his health-food store. Each tablet contained 40 mg of concentrated (50:1) extract of the G. biloba tree. The patient's only other medication was aspirin (one 325-mg tablet daily), taken for three years after his coronary-artery bypass surgery. There was no history of eye trauma, ischemia, or vascular occlusion...The patient stopped taking the ginkgo extract but continued to take daily aspirin, and there was no recurrence of bleeding over a three-month follow-up period.
on the other hand...http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... 8/abstract
Potential interaction of Ginkgo biloba leaf with antiplatelet or anticoagulant drugs: What is the evidence?
However, there is scant information from case reports or controlled trials to support the suggestion that Ginkgo potentiates the effects of anticoagulant or antiplatelet drugs. Such high-level safety concerns for this herb are deemed to be unsupported by the currently available evidence.
also, niacin is vitamin b3. usually in b-complex it is modified to niacinamide so that there is no flush reaction. straight niacin provides the flush reaction. niacin is a big part of the klenner protocol of which i am a fan in a limited way (see related signature link - the townsend one - below for more details)
hope that helps!