Citations with the tag: GINKGO -- Therapeutic use

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  • Ginkgo, ginseng and goldenseal.
    McLeod, Rachel // Natural Life; Sep/Oct97, Issue 57, p10 

    Highlights the medicinal qualities of ginkgo, ginseng and goldenseal. Origin and habitat; Varieties; Leaves, flowers and fruits; Demand for herbal products; Beneficial effects; Common ailments that can be treated using the herbs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • GINKO.
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • The New Memory Boosters.
    Goldberg, Jeff // Good Housekeeping;  

    Focuses on some memory loss-treating products. Ginkgo biloba; Vitamin E; Ibuprofen; Estrogen; Phosphatidylserine.

  • Media publicity drives herbal sales.
    Goldberg, Jeff // 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.
    Goldberg, Jeff // 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.

  • Effective in the treatment of central tinnitus: Ginkgo special extract EGb 761(r) increases neuronal plasticity.
    Pazyar, Nader; Yaghoobi, Reza // 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.
    Pazyar, Nader; Yaghoobi, Reza // 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • CLINICAL PAPERS IN BRIEF...
    Schiborr, Christina; Eckert, Gunter P.; Weissenberger, Jakob; M�ller, Walter E.; Schwamm, Dorothea; Grune, Tilman; Rimbach, Gerald; Frank, Jan // 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • GERIATRICS.
    Elliott, Rohan // Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Research; Dec2012, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p324 

    Abstracts are presented on geriatric medicine topics including the risk of dementia from long-term benzodiazepine use and the effectiveness of Gingko biloba extract herbal medicine in preventing Alzheimer�s disease.

  • Ginkgo biloba extract for dementia: a systematic review.
    Lijuan JIANG; Lijie SU; Huiru CUI; Juanjuan REN; Chunbo LI // Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry; Feb2013, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p10 

    Background: Given the increasing burden of dementia internationally and the lack of effective treatments, several countries are already recommending the use of ginkgo biloba extract (GbE) in the treatment of dementia, despite the inconsistent research results about its effectiveness. Aim:...

  • Ginkgo biloba.
    Lijuan JIANG; Lijie SU; Huiru CUI; Juanjuan REN; Chunbo LI // 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...

  • Ask Dr. Weil.
    Weil, Andrew // Prevention; Dec2006, Vol. 58 Issue 12, p64 

    The article presents questions and answers related to alternative health treatments. In response to a question about the effectiveness of acupuncture, the author discusses three studies that compared acupuncture and a sham version in treating migraines. In response to a question about...

  • GINKGO GETS TESTY.
    Weil, Andrew // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness; Oct2009, Vol. 70 Issue 10, p46 

    The article suggests body builders to use ginkgo biloba extract in their daily workouts and physical fitness activities. Based on the findings of Chinese researchers, ginkgo biloba extract helps improve testosterone production, levels of proteins and enzymes, and luteinizing hormone (LH). The...

  • 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..

  • Update on adverse reactions to herbal medicines in Canada.
    Gallo, Nick // Reactions Weekly; 1/17/2009, Issue 1235, p2 

    The article announces the publication of an update on adverse reactions to herbal medicines in the "Canadian Adverse Reaction Newsletter" in May 2008. Twenty-one reports of adverse reactions with echinacea, 24 with ginkgo biloba and 11 with St. John's wort were published. It is also noted that...

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