Research News

April 2010 Issue

No Good News for Ginkgo Biloba’s Role in Cognitive Health and Memory

Ginkgo biloba, an extract derived from the ginkgo tree, is widely taken in this country as an aid to improve cognitive health and memory function related to aging. U.S. sales for ginkgo biloba reached $99 million in 2008, making it the eighth most popular herb and botanical, according to the Nutrition Business Journal. Nor is ginkgo a new discovery; itís been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Unfortunately, recent research hasnít yielded good news on ginkgoís role in cognitive health.

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