Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) is (often planted in the US for decorative purposes and in botanical departments because it is the only surviving member of his family). Produced from the leaves of the ginkgo tree Agents are believed terpene ginkgolides and flavonoids.

(See also nutritional supplements Overview.) Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) is produced from the leaves of the ginkgo tree (often planted in the US for decorative purposes and in botanical departments because it is the only surviving member of his family). Agents are believed terpene ginkgolides and flavonoids. The fruit of the ginkgo tree, which is quite offensive, is not used in ginkgo preparations. The pulp, which allows you to come into contact with female ginkgo trees, evokes a strong dermatitis may. The raw seeds of the fruits are poisonous and can cause seizures and lead in large quantities to death. The cooked in Asian countries consumed Ginkgo seeds are also found here in Asialäden. but since they do not contain ginkgolides still flavonoids, Ginkgo seeds have no known therapeutic effect. Allegations products from ginkgo leaves are used for symptomatic relief of claudication symptoms, even if physical training and cilostazol are even more effective. Gingko increases the episodes in which affected people can walk without pain. Ginkgo is used in people with dementia for a long time. Gingko has also been used to alleviate memory loss, tinnitus, age-related macular degeneration and altitude sickness. Gingko may damage to the kidneys caused by the immunosuppressant cyclosporine, prevent. Ginkgo evidence seems to be a vasoactive substance. Although patients may be able with intermittent claudication to go longer than placebo-treated patients, this advantage is very small, according to a Cochrane review of, 2013. This review has looked at 14 studies with a total of 739 participants, of which have 11 studies (477 participants) Ginkgo biloba compared with placebo (1). Previous studies in the US show that Ginkgo stabilized temporarily the psychological and social condition in patients with mild to moderate dementia. However, recent extensive clinical studies have shown that ginkgo supplementation (EGb 761) does not delay the development and progression of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people (2-4). It is evident that further studies on the clinical use of these supplements for dementia are justified. A Cochrane review of 2013 (5) on two studies sees a possible role of Ginkgo to slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration. A standard ginkgo extract over placebo was used in both studies, in which 119 people took the supplement over 6 months. Future large-scale experiments for longer periods be guaranteed before claims are supported. A few small clinical studies suggest that ginkgo can help relieve tinnitus (6) and to prevent altitude sickness in some patients (7-8); However, the effects are somewhat inconsistent and the source and composition of ginkgo extract can determine the effectiveness. Nausea, dyspepsia, headache, dizziness and palpitations are possible. Drug interactions Ginkgo can interact with aspirin, other NSAIDs and warfarin. It could also lessen the effect of anticonvulsant drugs. Hints for Ginkgo Nicolaï SP, Kruidenier LM, Bender maker BL, et al.Ginkgo biloba for intermittent claudication. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6: CD006888, 2013. Vella B, Coley N, Ousset PJ, et al; Guidage Study Group.Long-term use of Standardized Ginkgo bilobaextract for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease (Guidage): a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Neurol11 (10): 851-859, 2012. Snitz BE, ES O’Meara, Carlson MC, et al; Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) Study Investigators.Ginkgo biloba for Preventing cognitive decline in older adults: a randomized trial. JAMA 302 (24): 2663-2670, 2009. DeKosky ST, Williamson, JD, Fitzpatrick AL, et al; Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) Study Investigators.Ginkgo biloba for prevention of dementia: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA300 (19): 2253-2262, 2008. Evans JR.Ginkgo biloba extract for age-related macular degeneration Cochrane Database Syst Rev31; 1: CD001775, 2013. von Boetticher A.Ginkgo biloba extract in the treatment of tinnitus: a systematic review. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 7: 441-447, 2011. Moraga FA, Flores A, Serra J, et al.Ginkgo biloba Decreases acute mountain sickness in people ascending to high altitude at Ollagüe (3696 m) in northern Chile. Wilderness Environ MED18 (4): 251-257, 2007. Leadbetter G, Keyes LE, Maakestad KM, et al.Ginkgo biloba does-not-and does prevent acute mountain sickness. Wilderness Environ Med 20 (1): 66-71, in 2009.

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