Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo biloba (also gingko) has been used in traditional medicine in its native China for hundreds of years. In modern times, investigations using standardised extracts of the ginkgo leaf (especially EGb 761) have focused on its potential efficacy on the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. However, clinical trials have also been conducted into the prevention of acute mountain sickness and the treatment of tinnitus.

For information on the results from randomised controlled trials and a summary of the findings using meta-analysis, select a condition below and download the related fact sheet. As always, consult your physician before adding new treatments to your regimen or changing any current medication.