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Ginkgo studied for anticancer effect

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...

Ginkgo gives seniors energy boost

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...

Memory Test: Ginkgo trial will look at benefit for early dementia

UK Researchers at the Imperial College London and St Mary's Hospital are set to explore the effectiveness of gingko as a treatment for early dementia. The study of 250 patients aged over 55 will seek to find out whether GPs can help patients by prescribing the...

Herbs effective for stress relief

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...

Longer study finds ginkgo effective

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...

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

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...

New Role for Ginkgo? Herb found effective in vitiligo

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,...

Help for Glaucoma: Ginkgo extract found helpful in study

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...

Ginkgo boosts brain function and more

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...

Ginkgo and ginseng add brain power!

Interest in the herbs ginkgo biloba and ginseng continues to be strong as consumers look to boost cognitive function and combat forgetfulness and mental fatigue. It is normal and somewhat unavoidable that our short-term memory be affected as we age. Also, as men and...