Ginkgo biloba: A Cognitive Enhancer?

  title={Ginkgo biloba: A Cognitive Enhancer?},
  author={Paul E Gold and Larry Cahill and Gary L. Wenk},
  journal={Psychological science in the public interest : a journal of the American Psychological Society},
  volume={3 1},
Ginkgo biloba is an herb often used as an alternative treatment to improve cognitive functions. Like most herbal treatments, the use of ginkgo is poorly regulated by government agencies, on the basis of either its efficacy or its health risks. This article reviews the experimental evidence available regarding efficacy, neurobiological actions, and health risks. Findings obtained in studies of humans often include demonstrations of rather mild cognitive enhancement. Interpretation of these… CONTINUE READING
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