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...

  • 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...

  • GINKO.
    Gursche, Siegfried // 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.

  • 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.

  • Dementia: No simple answer.
    Starbuck, Jamison // Clinical Cardiology Alert; Mar2010 Primary Care Supplement, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p6 

    The article discusses research by B. E. Enitz and colleagues, published in "JAMA" which determined the effects of Ginkgo biloba on dementia in advanced seniors.

  • Media publicity drives herbal sales.
    Starbuck, Jamison // NCAHF Newsletter (08903417); Mar/Apr98, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p2 

    Reports on the sales of herbal drugs Ginkgo and St. John's Wort during the last quarter of 1997. Uses of the two herbal drugs; Why people like herbs; Factors that help the growth in sales of the drugs.

  • GINKGO for MS & EFFICACY.
    Starbuck, Jamison // 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ginkgo biloba extract has potential role in glaucoma.
    Ritch, Robert // Ophthalmology Times; 03/15/2000, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p10 

    Focuses on Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE)as an anti-glaucoma therapy. Treatment goals for open-angle glaucoma; Role of excitatory neurotransmitters in the development of glaucomatous damage; Protective effects of GBE.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Effective in the treatment of central tinnitus: Ginkgo special extract EGb 761(r) increases neuronal plasticity.
    Drew, Shelley; Davies, Ewart // 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • CLINICAL PAPERS IN BRIEF...
    Kiefer, M.; Gertz, H. J. // 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...

  • 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...

  • 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)...

  • Ginkgo biloba.
    Harputluoglu, M. M. M.; Demirel, U.; Ciralik, H.; Temel, I.; Firat, S.; Ara, C.; Aladag, M.; Karincaoglu, M.; Hilmioglu, F. // Life Extension; Nov2002, Vol. 8 Issue 11, p79 

    Presents abstracts of articles on ginkgo biloba, published in different periodicals as of August 2002. Memory-enhancing effect of ginkgo; Clinical trial on the efficacy of ginkgo biloba extract in dementia; Effects of ginkgo biloba extract on the activation of nuclear factor kappa B in vascular...

  • Nature's Pharmacy Herbal Remedies.
    Gallo, Nick // Better Homes & Gardens; Mar2002, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p224 

    Presents several herbal products for health. Use of ginkgo to treat intermittent claudication; Effectiveness of kava in coping with brief periods of extra stress; Treatment of urinary problems in men through saw palmetto. INSET: STAY SAFE IF YOU SEEK NATURAL HEALING..

  • Rating the 10 most popular supplements.
    Gallo, Nick // Good Housekeeping; Apr98, Vol. 226 Issue 4, p113 

    Rates the effectiveness of ten popular dietary supplements. Ginseng; Garlic; Gingko biloba; Echinacea; More.

  • Natural approaches to Raynaud's phenomenon.
    Brown, Liz // Better Nutrition; Apr2000, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p28 

    Focuses on the treatment of Raynaud's phenomenon using natural methods. Supplements that will alleviate Raynaud's phenomenon; Includes Ginkgo biloba; Essential fatty acids and niacin. INSET: Hot tips for Raynaud's.

  • Better Nutrition's 2000 Supplement Guide for Women & Men.
    Bushkin, Gary; Bushkin, Estita // Better Nutrition; Apr2000, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p61 

    Presents nutritional supplements for men and women. Includes essential fatty acids; Ginkgo; Ginseng; Vitamins and minerals; Sources of such supplements; Uses and benefits; Dosage.

  • Effect of Ginkgo biloba on Blood Pressure and Incidence of Hypertension in Elderly Men and Women.
    Brinkley, Tina E.; Lovato, James F.; Arnold, Alice M.; Furberg, Curt D.; Kuller, Lewis H.; Burke, Gregory L.; Nahin, Richard L.; Lopez, Oscar L.; Yasar, Sevil; Williamson, Jeff D. // American Journal of Hypertension; May2010, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p528 

    BackgroundAccumulating evidence suggests that Ginkgo biloba is cardioprotective, in part, through its vasodilatory and antihypertensive properties. However, definitive data on its blood pressure (BP)-lowering effects in humans is lacking.MethodsWe determined the effects of G. biloba extract (240...

  • Monográfico del ginkgo biloba.
    Aguaviva, Beatriz González // Medicina Naturista; jul-dic2011, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p93 

    Ginkgo biloba is the oldest living tree species in the world, a single tree can live up to 1000 years. It is known as a "living fossil tree". Ginkgo biloba has shown to have an enormous healing potential, particularly in conditions associated with aging; such as, memory loss, early stages of...

  • 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...

  • Phytotherapy Review & Commentary.
    Bone, Kerry // Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients; Apr2002, Issue 225, p142 

    Presents several commentaries on phytotherapy. Link between kava plant intake and hepatotoxicity; Occurrence of colchicine in Ginkgo biloba; Possibilities of preventing Alzheimer's disease through Ginkgo biloba intake.

  • 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 does not prevent cognitive decline.
    Ozgoli, Giti; Selselei, Elham Alsadat; Mojab, Faraz; Majd, Hamid Alavi // Clinical Cardiology Alert; Mar2010 Supplement 2, p2 

    The article discusses a finding from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) which confirms that Ginkgo biloba does not offer any benefit in reducing Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

  • Ginkgo does not prevent cognitive decline.
    Elliott, William T. // Infectious Disease Alert; Mar2010 Pharmacology, p2 

    The article reports on the result of a study sponsored by the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) that Ginkgo biloba compared to placebo, did not result in less cognitive decline in older adults.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • FORGET GINKGO FOR MEMORY.
    Greenfield, Russell H. // Good Housekeeping;  

    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...

  • Ginkgo special extract EGb 761Â(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...

  • Guard your heart.
    Vukovic, Laurel // Natural Health; Oct2000, Vol. 30 Issue 8, p104 

    Lists herbs that have been shown to protect against cardiovascular problems including atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke. Prescription of hawthorn as a frontline treatment for all manner of heart conditions; Potency of garlic as a cardiovascular tonic; Effect of...

  • DT Extra: Gingko treats vitiligo.
    Vukovic, Laurel // 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 (Ginkgo biloba).
    Vukovic, Laurel // Art of Healing; Mar-May2008, Vol. 1 Issue 22, p42 

    The article provides information on the effectiveness of ginkgo biloba in curing several diseases. It is considered as the living fossil where it is one of the oldest tree species that survived. Its seeds and leaves are commonly used as an alternative medicine in traditional Chinese medicine and...

  • Evidence of Ginkgo Extract Efficacy in Patients with Dementia and as an Adjunct for Treating Patients with Chronic Schizophrenia.
    Oliff, Heather S. // HerbalGram; Feb/Apr2014, Issue 101, p32 

    The article discusses research on the efficacy of Ginkgo biloba in treating neuropsychiatric disorders other than dementia. It references a study by N. Brondino and colleagues published in the 2013 issue of "Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine." The researchers concluded that...

  • Protective effects of Gingko biloba extract 761 on myocardial infarction via improving the viability of implanted mesenchymal stem cells in the rat heart.
    YAN-LI LIU; YAN ZHOU; LIN SUN; JIANG-TAO WEN; SHI-JIE TENG; LIN YANG; DONG-SHU DU // Molecular Medicine Reports; 2014, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p1112 

    When introduced into the infarcted heart, bone marrow.derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) prevent the heart from deleterious remodeling and improve its recovery. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of Ginkgo biloba extract (EGb) 761 on the infarcted myocardium...

  • In the news and on our website.
    YAN-LI LIU; YAN ZHOU; LIN SUN; JIANG-TAO WEN; SHI-JIE TENG; LIN YANG; DONG-SHU DU // Momentum (19403410); Spring2013, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p63 

    The article offers medical studies related world news briefs. A study led by Philip L. De Jager, a Harry Weaver Scholar of the National MS Society, discovered that differences in active gene have the potential to predict disease course and response to therapy. Another study found no differences...

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