Research Roundup

September 2000 Issue

Herbal Potpourri

Ginkgo biloba may enhance cognitive function in healthy older adults, say researchers in Virginia. In their study, 48 cognitively intact older men and women took either 180 milligrams a day of Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761 (Ginkgold brand) or a placebo. After six weeks, participants in the ginkgo group showed more improvement than the placebo group in speed of information processing. They also reported improved memory, though no changes were seen on memory tests. Ginkgo may strengthen capillaries in the

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