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Can Ginkgo Biloba Combat Diseases?

Pérez, Carmen
PRHSJ Vol. 28 No. 1
2009

Herbal remedies have been widely used in many countries for centuries, and the products enjoyed a surge in popularity in the USA during the late '90s. During the past 20 years, an estimated 2 billion daily doses (120 mg) of Ginkgo biloba (GB) have been sold. The French and German agencies consider it to be effective for the treatment of several diseases and the immense amount of clinical studies concerning GB makes it worth revising the existing literature about this notable plant. Also, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) support research on alternative therapies that include examining the effects of GB. With the rapid expansion of herbal medicine use in the United States, it is clear that our understanding of herb-herb, drug-herb and food-herb interactions should increase.

Subject: 
Ginkgo Biloba, Herbal medicine, Dietary supplements
Formato: 
Research
Escuela: 
Health Sciences