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2010-04-14 13:55:00

Restrictions should be placed on the use of Ginkgo biloba (G. biloba) "” a top-selling herbal remedy "” because of growing scientific evidence that Ginkgo may increase the risk of seizures in people with epilepsy and could reduce the effectiveness of anti-seizure drugs, a new report concludes. The article appears in ACS' monthly Journal of Natural Products. It also suggests that Ginkgo may have harmful effects in other people after eating raw or roasted Ginkgo seed or drinking tea...

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2010-01-27 11:10:00

Restrictions should be placed on the use of Ginkgo biloba (G. biloba) "” a top-selling herbal remedy "” because of growing scientific evidence that Ginkgo may increase the risk of seizures in people with epilepsy and could reduce the effectiveness of anti-seizure drugs, a new report concludes. The article appears in ACS' monthly Journal of Natural Products. It also suggests that Ginkgo may have harmful effects in other people after eating raw or roasted Ginkgo seed or drinking tea...

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2010-01-03 07:50:00

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association claims the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba does not slow cognitive decline. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh analyzed the data from an eight-year randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial called the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) study. In the study, nearly half of 3,069 participants were given daily doses of ginkgo biloba, while the rest received a daily placebo. In United States and Europe, ginkgo...

2009-12-29 18:32:54

Older adults who used the herbal supplement Ginkgo biloba for several years did not have a slower rate of cognitive decline compared to adults who received placebo, according to a study in the December 23/30 issue of JAMA. "Ginkgo biloba is marketed widely and used with the hope of improving, preventing, or delaying cognitive impairment associated with aging and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer disease," the authors write. "Indeed, in the United States and particularly in Europe,...

2009-12-29 15:08:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the publication of a study, "Ginkgo biloba for Preventing Cognitive Decline in Older Adults," published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing the dietary supplement industry, issued the following statement: Statement by Douglas MacKay, N.D., vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN: "It is important to put this...

2009-12-29 15:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research findings published this week on a standardized Ginkgo biloba extract are very limited and the public should focus on the well-documented cognitive and cardiovascular benefits of ginkgo, said the American Botanical Council (ABC), an independent nonprofit research and education organization. A new study of previously published data being published in this week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has...

2008-12-13 09:37:58

Washington's latest effort at birth control for the ginkgo tree appears to have backfired, leaving the U.S. capital deep in stinky fruit, officials said. The city this year had 1,000 of the trees injected with a chemical that was supposed to halt reproduction, The Washington Post reported. That did not work, and the ginkgo trees produced a heavier crop than normal. Observers disagree about the smell -- whether it resembles unwashed diapers or vomit, for example. But there is a consensus that...

2008-11-19 12:42:50

The herbal supplement ginkgo biloba, popular among U.S. adults hoping to improve their memory, doesn't appear to delay or prevent dementia, a study indicates. The longest and largest trial to date on the compound indicates Americans may have wasted $250 million spent on ginkgo annually, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. This is going to be a wake-up call to people who are blindly taking over-the-counter brain boosters, thinking if it's being sold in a reputable store it's effective,...

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2008-11-19 08:15:00

Researchers found a dietary supplement that promises to help memory, didn't help prevent dementia and Alzheimer's disease in the largest study ever of the extract. "We don't think it has a future as a powerful anti-dementia drug," said Dr. Steven DeKosky of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, who led the federally funded study. U.S. sales of the supplement reached $107 million in 2007, according to Nutrition Business Journal estimates. Ginkgo was believed to protect the brain by...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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