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Gingko Biloba Improves More Than Just Memory, New Study Suggests

December 16, 2009 by  

Gingko biloba improves more than just memory, new study suggestsIn a comprehensive review of current scientific data, a clinical neuropsychologist has found that gingko biloba not only improves declining memory, but also offers considerable benefits for other cognitive functions.

Dr. Reiner Kaschel of the University of Osnabrueck, Germany, analyzed the findings of 29 published clinical trials and found that patients who took gingko extract showed significant positive effects compared to those who took a placebo.

The study concluded that the compound improved memory, concentration, attention and executive functions of respondents showing the first signs of cognitive decline.

Kaschel estimated that those who took gingko extract were between four and eight times more likely to experience improved brain function when compared to those in the control group.

He concluded that "there is consistent evidence that chronic administration [of ginkgo extract] improves selective attention, some executive processes and long-term memory for verbal and non-verbal material."

Gingko biloba has also been used to help patients recover from eye problems including glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration.

Gingko extract has been linked to the improvement of blood circulation, which may help the brain, eyes, ears and legs function properly.

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  • 14Freedomfighter88

    I drink Ginkgo Biloba tea everyday along with 1 cup of Tra Xanh (Vietnamese Green Tea). Ginkgo also helps sexual activity, namely harder erections.

  • Art

    I really wonder if this stuff works like many say it does. I was on this to help my hearing and memory, but when I ran out, I forgot to buy any more for a long time. As far as the sexual help, I am not sure
    it ever helped there either.

  • Quentin Cucino

    I agree with the above post. Personally I cannot understand why you would not want to make an effort in this regard anyway. Only the other day, at work we had exactly the same conversation and came to a similar closing

  • Richard

    My 90 year old mom took Gingko Biloba for years and a year or two ago the doctors told her that she shouldn’t take it and the drugs they were prescribing for her. She stopped and I noticed that she would often repeat things or incidents more than once in phone conversations but I notice that it is getting worse and she often repeats things several times now. She is otherwise healthier than most 90 year olds. Might be a coincidence but it wasn’t until she stopped taking the Gingko Biloba that I noticed this. With the president and the progressive congress bound and determined to destroy our health care system I believe it behooves us all to learn all we can about natural medicine and natural (NOT SYNTHETIC) vitamins and herbs while we still can.


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