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Ginkgo studied for anticancer effect

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center say an extract of Ginkgo biloba reduces the risk of aggressive cancer in animal experiments. The investigators report that treating mice with Ginkgo biloba both before and after implanting human breast or brain tumours slowed the growth of the breast tumours by 80% as long as the extract was [...]

Ginkgo gives seniors energy boost

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

At the University of Surrey in England, researchers found that a Ginkgo biloba extract could improve mood and activity levels of independent seniors. Participants first underwent a four-month treatment with either ginkgo extract or a placebo capsule. Then in a second six-month trial, 1,570 volunteers continued treatment in one of four groups: some who received [...]

Ginkgo Helps MS: Study validates what many MS suffers have said for years

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Findings by Oregon Health & Science University scientists appear to back up what many multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers have long thought: The herbal supplement ginkgo biloba helps reduce symptoms of the neurological disorder. A new study suggests that ginkgo may be effective in improving attention in MS patients with cognitive impairment. Its lead author, Jesus [...]

Herbs effective for stress relief

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Ginkgo is known to help increase circulation and improve oxygen delivery to the brain, while ginseng is known to help boost immunity and endurance, improve mental function and strengthen the adrenal glands. Researchers at the Central Drug Research Institute in Lucknow, India, recently compared the anti-stress potential of ginkgo biloba to that of panax ginseng. [...]

Longer study finds ginkgo effective

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers found significant improvement in verbal recall among a group of people with age-associated memory impairment who took the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba for six months when compared with a group that received a placebo. The small UCLA study used a technology called positron-emission tomography (PET) and found that for subjects taking gingko biloba, improved [...]

Think Ginkgo: Longer-term study shows memory benefits from herb

By | June 13th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Researchers at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute found significant improvement in verbal recall among a group of people with age-associated memory impairment who took the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba for six months when compared with a group that received a placebo. The UCLA study, used positron-emission tomography (PET) and found that for subjects taking gingko biloba, [...]

New Role for Ginkgo? Herb found effective in vitiligo

By | June 13th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

It’s estimated that nearly 5% of the world’s population is affected by vitiligo, a type of skin discolouration. This condition is characterized by progressively widening areas of depigmented (very white) skin caused by damage to cells that produce pigment in the skin, called melanocytes. Conventional treatments include steroid creams, which may take months or years [...]

Help for Glaucoma: Ginkgo extract found helpful in study

By | June 11th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Ginkgo biloba extract can partially restore visual field losses in people with normal tension glaucoma, according to a new study. In glaucoma, deterioration of the optic nerve results in a diminished field of vision that can eventually lead to blindness. High pressure inside of the eye, which prevents normal function of the optic nerve, is [...]

Ginkgo boosts brain function and more

By | June 8th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Ginkgo contains two potent compounds — terpene lactones and flavone glycosides — which make blood platelets less sticky and combat free radical damage. Ginkgo is commonly used as an antioxidant to help improve circulation and brain function. At the Department of Psychobiology at Sao Paulo Medical University, researchers tested how ginkgo affected elderly functional individuals. [...]