Citations with the tag: GINKGO -- Therapeutic use
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- Effectiveness of Ginkgo Extract in Persons with No History of Neurocognitive Dysfunction.
Webb, Densie // HerbalGram; Summer2003, Issue 59, p19
Reports on the efficacy of Ginkgo extract on persons with cognitively impaired persons. Use of Ginkgo extract for the treatment of dementia and cerebral insufficiency; Trials conducted to ascertain the efficacy of Ginkgo extract; Improvements in cognitive functioning among older cognitively...
- Review Compares Ginkgo Extract to Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors.
Webb, Densie // HerbalGram; Spring2002, Issue 54, p21
Presents a review which compares published efficacy studies of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and ginkgo extract EGb 761�. Inclusion of patients with Alzheimer's dementia in studies of cholinesterase inhibitors; Assessment of cognitive performance using the cognitive subscale of the...
- Binkgo Biloba Attack.
Gursche, Siegfried // Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine; Nov2002, Issue 241, p142
Criticizes a study in the August 21, 2002 issue of the 'Journal of the American Medical Association,' which set out to prove that ginkgo has no effect on improving memory, attention and cognitive clarity. Description of how the study was conducted; Use of ginkgo leaves in traditional Chinese...
- NEW-AGE HERB FOR AN AGE-OLD PROBLEM.
Sullivan, Dana // Skiing; Mar/Apr2003, Vol. 55 Issue 7, p98
Discusses the therapeutic use of ginkgo biloba for altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. Results of a study conducted on the herbal plant; Information on its recommended dosage and intake.
- Treating dementia.
Wishart, Ian // Investigate; Jul2011, Vol. 10 Issue 126, p42
The article focuses on the study regarding the efficacy of Tebonin, a concentrated and purified ginkgo biloba extract (GbE) that has been approved to treat dementia in New Zealand. The study shows significance difference after six months treatment with Tebonin EGB 761 for patients with dementia...
- Blood flow?...Think Ginkgo.
Deas, Gerald W. // New York Amsterdam News; 02/03/2000, Vol. 91 Issue 5, p15
Focuses on the use of ginkgo biloba in Chinese medicine for mental disorders. Medical conditions to which ginkgo biloba has been used; Plant source of ginkgo biloba; Side effects; Contraindications; Recommended dosage.
- GINKGO for MS & EFFICACY.
Deas, Gerald W. // American Herb Association Quarterly Newsletter; Winter2002, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p16
Investigates the ability of ginkgo to improve the quality of life and performance of people with multiple sclerosis. Scientific name of ginkgo; Comparison of ginkgo with placebo medicine in terms of effectiveness in preventing the dementia development; Dosage of ginkgo given to patients.
Deas, Gerald W. // American Herb Association Quarterly Newsletter; Spring2003, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p17
Reports on a study on the effectiveness of ginkgo in enhancing the cognitive functions of humans in England. Reference to the study by the Cochrane Collaboration at Oxford University; Outcome of several randomized double-blind placebo-controlled studies; Publication of the study.
- Ginkgo biloba Extract: A Novel Addition to Antipsoriasis Ammunition?
Pazyar, Nader; Yaghoobi, Reza // Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine; Apr2012, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p316
A letter to the editor is presented which discusses the Gingko Biloba extract as treatment for psoriasis.
- The New Memory Boosters.
Goldberg, Jeff // Good Housekeeping; Apr2000, Vol. 230 Issue 4, p74
Focuses on some memory loss-treating products. Ginkgo biloba; Vitamin E; Ibuprofen; Estrogen; Phosphatidylserine.
- BEYOND BRAINBOOSTING.
Starbuck, Jamison // Better Nutrition; Apr2000, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p72
Discusses the use of Ginkgo as a supplement. Use of Ginkgo as a treatment for tinnitus; Preventing and treating ear infections with Ginkgo; Ginkgo as treatment for premenstrual syndrome. INSET: Boosting brain power with natural medicine.
- Effective in the treatment of central tinnitus: Ginkgo special extract EGb 761(r) increases neuronal plasticity.
Starbuck, Jamison // Biomedical Market Newsletter; 7/19/2012, Vol. 21, p1
The article informs that EGb 761, an extract from the tree Ginkgo biloba helps in the treatment of tinnitus by increasing the neuronal plasticity. It further informs about the benefits of using EGB which include dopaminergic neurotransmission enhancement, neuroprotection and improvement in...
- Effectiveness of Ginkgo biloba in treating tinnitus: double blind, placebo controlled trial.
Drew, Shelley; Davies, Ewart // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 01/13/2001, Vol. 322 Issue 7278, p73
Conclusions: 50 mg Ginkgo biloba extract LI 1370 given 3 times daily for 12 weeks is no more effective than placebo in treating tinnitus.
- Herbs and Drugs Can Make a Bad Mix.
Drew, Shelley; Davies, Ewart // Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter; Jul99, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p3
Lists several potential herb-drug interactions that can have untoward effects. Echinacea and corticosteroids; Ephedra and caffeine; Ginkgo and aspirin; Ginseng and Coumadin; Kava and alcohol; Licorice and blood pressure medications.
- Preventing Acute Mountain Sickness.
KITSTEINER, JOHN M.; WHITWORTH, JAMES D.; NASHELSKY, JOAN // American Family Physician; 8/15/2011, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p398
The article examines the most effective method to prevent acute mountain sickness. A double-blind random controlled trial (RCT) which involved 155 trekkers on a slow ascent Nepal found that acetazolamide was more effective than placebo at reducing the incidence of acute mountain sickness. The...
- A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Ginkgo biloba L. in Treatment of Premenstrual Syndrome.
Ozgoli, Giti; Selselei, Elham Alsadat; Mojab, Faraz; Majd, Hamid Alavi // Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine; Aug2009, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p845
Background and objectives: During the reproductive years, most of menstruating women experience symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), which is incapacitating in up to 10% of cases. According to complicated etiology, various therapeutic approaches have been proposed. Because PMS is a chronic...
- Ginkgo special extract EGb 761�(r) in vertigo.
Hamann, Karl-Friedrich // Internet Journal of Otorhinolaryngology; 2007, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p2
Background. The concept for medical treatment of vertigo has changed during the last 30 years, because the dependence of the vertiginous sensation on vestibular compensation and the dependence of vestibular compensation on the state of vigilance were recognized. Methods. In this systematic...
- Ginkgo does not prevent cognitive decline.
Elliott, William T. // Critical Care Alert; Mar2010 Pharmacology Watch, p2
The article presents a study sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) which reveals that Ginkgo biloba does not prevent cognitive decline in older adults.
- Evaluation of Cardioprotective Activity of Ginkgo biloba and Ocimum sanctum in Rodents.
Panda, Vandana S.; Naik, Suresh R. // Alternative Medicine Review; Jun2009, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p161
This study investigates the cardioprotective activity of a combined treatment of Ginkgo biloba phytosomes (GBP) and Ocimum sanctum extract (Os) in isoproterenol (ISO)-induced myocardial necrosis in rats. Significant myocardial necrosis, depletion of the endogenous antioxidants superoxide...
- GINKGO BILOBA MAY LOWER OVARIAN CANCER RISK.
Dye, Dayna // Life Extension; Feb2006, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p16
This article reports that according to research presented at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in October 2005, consuming ginkgo biloba is associated with a 60% lower risk of developing ovarian cancer. Data from 600 women with ovarian cancer and 640 healthy matched...
- HERBAL HELP FOR STUBBORN SKIN CONDITION.
Dye, Dayna // Better Nutrition; Dec2008, Vol. 70 Issue 12, p10
The article focuses on a study on the effectiveness of Ginkgo biloba in treating vitiligo. The study published in "BMC Dermatology" revealed that out of 15 natural health products, only Ginkgo biloba showed moderate evidence of effectiveness in curing vitiligo. In the study, 80% of persons...
- Nature's Mood Boosters.
Dye, Dayna // Mother Earth News; Apr/May2000, Issue 179, p18
Interviews Richard Firshein, an expert in nutritional research and medicine, about natural alternatives that act as antidepressants. How St. John's wort works; Precautions associated with ginkgo; Side effect of kava.
- AHP Adds Ginkgo Leaf Monograph to Series.
Dye, Dayna // HerbalGram; Summer2003, Issue 59, p14
Reports on the plan of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia to release its quality control standards and therapeutic compendium for Ginkgo Leaf and Ginkgo Leaf Dry Extract. Effect of Ginkgo leaf on cognitive functions; Product offering of monograph; Cost of new Ginkgo monograph.
- Effects of Ginkgo biloba Extract on Inflammatory Mediators (SOD, MDA, TNF-a, NF -?Bp65, IL-6) in TNBS-Induced Colitis in Rats.
Yan-Hong Zhou; Jie-Ping Yu; Yi-Fei Liu; Xiao-Jun Teng; Mei Ming; Peng Lv; Ping An; Shi-Quan Liu; Hong-Gang Yu // Mediators of Inflammation; 2006, Vol. 2006, Special section p1
Inflammatory mediators play a criticial role in ulcerative colitis immune and inflammatory processes. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of Ginkgo biloba extract on inflammatory mediators (SOD,MDA, TNF-a, NF-?Bp65, IL-6) in TNBS-induced colitis in rats. Colitis in rats was...
- Ginkgo biloba Does--and Does Not--Prevent Acute Mountain Sickness.
Leadbetter, Guy; Keyes, Linda E.; Maakestad, Kirsten M.; Olson, Sheryl; Tissot van Patot, Martha C.; Hackett, Peter H. // Wilderness & Environmental Medicine (Allen Press Publishing Serv; Spring2009, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p66
Objective.--To determine the efficacy of 2 different sources of Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) in reducing the incidence and severity of acute mountain sickness (AMS) following rapid ascent to high altitude. Methods.--Two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled cohort studies were conducted in...
- Herbal Remedies.
De Smet, Peter A.G.M. // New England Journal of Medicine; 12/19/2002, Vol. 347 Issue 25, p2046
Reviews the use of herbal supplements as medicines. Lack of standardized regulation of content quality; Potential for adverse health effects or interaction with conventional medicines; Need for controlled research on herbs' efficacy; Studies of Gingko, Hawthorn, and St. John's Wort; Recommendations.
- Gin(kgo) and Tonic--With a Twist!
Cooper, Ray // Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine; Oct2003, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p599
The article presents editor's comments on a twist regarding therapeutic use of Ginkgo biloba tree. The G. biloba tree, said to be 250 million years old, has long been associated with its beneficial properties for memory and circulation. Recently, the Journal of the American Medical Association...
- Review About Ginkgo Biloba Special Extract EGb 761 (Ginkgo).
Kiefer, M.; Gertz, H. J. // Current Pharmaceutical Design; Jan2004, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p261
Ginkgo biloba extracts (EGb) are well-defined plant extracts. It has several indications as dementia, macula degeneration, tinnitus and winter depression. A review of the current and past literature about older people with Alzheimer's dementia or vascular dementia or age-associated memory...
- Cardiac Oxidative Stress and Inflammation are Similar in SAMP8 and SAMR1 Mice and Unaltered by Curcumin and Ginkgo biloba Extract Intake.
Schiborr, Christina; Eckert, Gunter P.; Weissenberger, Jakob; M�ller, Walter E.; Schwamm, Dorothea; Grune, Tilman; Rimbach, Gerald; Frank, Jan // Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology; Dec2010, Vol. 11 Issue 8, p861
No abstract available.
- Research focus: Cognitive interventions.
Schiborr, Christina; Eckert, Gunter P.; Weissenberger, Jakob; M�ller, Walter E.; Schwamm, Dorothea; Grune, Tilman; Rimbach, Gerald; Frank, Jan // Primary Health Care; Nov2010, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p14
The article features several research studies on cognitive interventions. One of the studies reveals that improved cognitive performance among elderly subjects cannot be fully attributed to a Mediterranean diet, but is actually the result of other social and lifestyle factors. Another study...
- Ginkgo biloba and Dementia.
Cayelli, Maria // Alternative Medicine Alert; Jan2008, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p7
The article provides information on the use of Ginkgo biloba as treatment for dementia, which refers to central nervous system pathology that makes it hard for a person to remember, learn, and communicate. Among the causes of dementia are genetic predisposition, primary brain diseases such as...
- What's That Herb Again�? Ginkgo for Dementia.
Greenfield, Russell H. // Alternative Medicine Alert; Jan2009, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p12
THE AUTHORS OF THIS MULTICENTER, RANDOMIZED, double-blind trial study (The Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory study) sought to determine whether use of a standardized extract of Ginkgo biloba over time would decrease the incidence of all-cause dementia, especially Alzheimer's disease, in people older...
- Piracetam reverses haloperidol-induced catalepsy in mice.
SALAM, Omar Abdel; NADA, Somaia // Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences; Aug2011, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p693
Aim: To investigate the memory-enhancing drugs piracetam, vinpocetine, and ginkgo biloba for their ability to reduce catalepsy in mice treated with haloperidol. Haloperidol is a classic neuroleptic drug that induces motor abnormalities and cognitive impairment due to a blockade of dopamine D2...
- CLINICAL PAPERS IN BRIEF...
SALAM, Omar Abdel; NADA, Somaia // Community Practitioner; Mar2010, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p39
The article offers updates in medical research. A study found that use of the herbal supplement Ginkgo biloba did not result in a slower rate of cognitive decline in older adults compared to placebo. Researchers found that using kitchen spoons to measure liquid medicine can result in underdosing...
- COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES UPDATE.
Bauer, Jeff // RN; Sep2001, Vol. 64 Issue 9, p19
Presents updates on complementary therapies in the United States as of September 2001. Results of a study on the effectiveness of ginkgo biloba for the treatment of tinnitus; Effect of vitamin C supplementation on vascular dilation in women; Use of the lactobacillus bacteria in reducing the...
- GINKGO, THE BRAIN HERB.
Birkner, Kathy // MMRC Health Educator Reports; 2005, Special section p1
The article presents information related to Ginkgo Biloba, a herb used for the treatment of brain diseases. There was a substantial regression of the major symptoms, including vertigo, headache, tinnitus, senility, depression, fatigue, lack of vigilance and poor circulation of the limbs by the...
- Seeds of hope from the ginkgo tree.
Franklin, Deborah; Kanigel, Rachele; Lehrman, Sally // Health (Time Inc. Health); Jan/Feb98, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p24
Provides information on the health benefits of ginkgo tree, a Chinese herb that not only treats memory loss but also improves circulation in the brain. Outcome of the study conducted by the investigators at the New York Institute for Medical Research concerning ginkgo tree; Side effects of...
- vital health.
Franklin, Deborah; Kanigel, Rachele; Lehrman, Sally // Natural Health; Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 36 Issue 7, p18
The article reports on various facts related to health care. In a study at the University of Maryland Medical Center, watching comic scenes from There's Something About Mary and Kingpin increased brachial artery blood flow similarly to aerobic exercise in 19 of 20 healthy volunteers. Osteopathic...
- DT Extra: Gingko treats vitiligo.
Franklin, Deborah; Kanigel, Rachele; Lehrman, Sally // Dermatology Times; Jul2008, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p60
The article offers information on the health tree Gingko biloba which is developed to treat vitiligo. According to an investigation, the overall quality of research on natural health products for the treatment of vitiligo is poor. The researcher states that up to 4% of certain ethnic groups have...
- Ginkgo biloba Effects on Mice Fetal Liver.
Zehra, Uruj; Tahir, Mohammad; Jaffery, Fahim H.; Lone, Khalid P. // International Journal of Morphology; 2010, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p765
Ginkgo biloba is considered to be an alternative drug for various indications; unfortunately very few studies are available on its side effects. This present study describes the harmful effects of Ginkgo biloba on developing fetal liver. Two experimental groups of six pregnant female mice each...
- Ginkgo Extract Does Not Prevent Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease in Large 6-year Clinical Trial--The GEM Study.
Oliff, Heather S. // HerbalGram; Feb-Apr2009, Issue 81, p26
This article presents the results of two long-term clinical trials called Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) initiated to assess the efficacy of ginkgo in preventing dementia. The GEM study is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study sponsored by the National Center for Complementary...
- Molecular mechanisms underlying the cholesterol-lowering effect of Ginkgo biloba extract in hepatocytes: a comparative study with lovastatin.
Zuo-quan XIE; Gai LIANG; Lu ZHANG; Qi WANG; Yi QU; Yang GAO; Li-bo LIN; Sai YE; Ji ZHANG; Hui WANG; Guoping-ZHAO; Qing-hua ZHANG // Acta Pharmacologica Sinica; Sep2009, Vol. 30 Issue 9, p1262
AbstractAim:To explore the molecular mechanisms underlying the cholesterol-lowering effect of a Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE).Methods:Enzyme activity, cholesterol flux and changes in gene expression levels were assessed in cultured hepatocytes treated with GBE or lovastatin.Results:GBE decreased...
- FORGET GINKGO FOR MEMORY.
Zuo-quan XIE; Gai LIANG; Lu ZHANG; Qi WANG; Yi QU; Yang GAO; Li-bo LIN; Sai YE; Ji ZHANG; Hui WANG; Guoping-ZHAO; Qing-hua ZHANG // Good Housekeeping; May2009, Vol. 248 Issue 5, p35
The article discusses a research report of an eight-year study to determine whether older people could utilize ginkgo biloba to preserve their brainpower. The results of the study indicated that ginkgo biloba worked no better than a placebo in preventing Alzheimer's disease, according to the...
- EASING ANXIETY WITH GINKGO.
E. N. // Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine; Sep2008, Issue 311, p146
The article reports on the beneficial uses of Ginkgo biloba in treating general anxiety disorder (GAD) in younger people. Results of a research show that Ginkgo biloba is not just a good anti-dementia substance but it is also a good way of enhancing mental functioning, stabilizes mood and...
- Ginkgo, the Brain Herb.
Birkner, Katherine M. // MMRC Health Educator Reports; 2010, p1
The article focuses on the health benefits of the Ginkgo Biloba tree. Studies of geriatric patients found that the leaf extract of the tree treated medical conditions including headache, depression, fatigue, and senility. It was also believed that Ginkgo Biloba can be a brain stimulant. The...
- Protective effects of Gingko biloba on thioacetamide-induced fulminant hepatic failure in rats.
Harputluoglu, M. M. M.; Demirel, U.; Ciralik, H.; Temel, I.; Firat, S.; Ara, C.; Aladag, M.; Karincaoglu, M.; Hilmioglu, F. // Human & Experimental Toxicology; Dec2006, Vol. 25 Issue 12, p705
Gingko biloba (GB) has antioxidant and platelet-activating factor (PAF) antagonistic effects. We investigated the protective effects of GB on thioacetamide (TAA)-induced fulminant hepatic failure in rats. Fulminant hepatic failure was induced in treatment groups by three intraperitoneal (ip)...
- Talking To Patien About Whether Ginkgo Works.
Harputluoglu, M. M. M.; Demirel, U.; Ciralik, H.; Temel, I.; Firat, S.; Ara, C.; Aladag, M.; Karincaoglu, M.; Hilmioglu, F. // RN; Jan2003, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p70
The article provides an advice pertaining to the effectiveness of the Ginkgo Biloba, a memory enhancer drug. Several studies have reported on the beneficial effects of ginkgo, however, its improvement was found either in only one of the many memory tests administered, particularly on patients...
- Ginkgo offers benefit in treatment of postviral smell loss.
Harputluoglu, M. M. M.; Demirel, U.; Ciralik, H.; Temel, I.; Firat, S.; Ara, C.; Aladag, M.; Karincaoglu, M.; Hilmioglu, F. // Nursing Standard; 12/9/2009, Vol. 24 Issue 14, p17
The article discusses the therapeutic use of ginko biloba in patients suffering from postviral olfactory loss. Research was conducted on patients with olfactory loss, one group was treated with prednisone alone and the other group was treated with prednisone and ginko biloba. The addition of...
- HISTOLOGICAL AND ULTRASTRUCTURAL STUDIES CONCERNING THE PROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF SOME MICRONUTRIENTS -- ANTIOXIDANT FACTORS, AGAINST L-MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE ADMINISTRATION ON SOME BR.
Puica, Constantin; Craciun, Constantin; Borsa, Maria; Rusu, Mircea; Roman, Ioana // Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis Seria Stiintele Vietii (Life ; 2009, Vol. 19 Issue 19, p259
The neurotoxic properties of L-monosodium glutamate), MSG have generated significant interest among neuroscientists. Evidence implicating in excitotoxin neurodegenerative disorders stimulated interest in the possibility that antagonists of MSG might prove valuable as neuroprotective in...
- Ginkgo biloba ineffective against cognitive decline.
Puica, Constantin; Craciun, Constantin; Borsa, Maria; Rusu, Mircea; Roman, Ioana // Australian Journal of Pharmacy; Apr2010, Vol. 91 Issue 1079, p92
The article presents a study on the therapeutic effect of Ginkgo biloba on the improvement of cognitive health in ageing in the U.S. Study shows that Gingko did not reduce cognitive decline in older adults with normal cognition or mild cognitive impairment. It points out that these findings are...