Effects of ginkgo/ginseng combination studied in healthy middle-aged
Britishresearchers conducted the first clinical trial to study
the effects of a ginkgo/Panax ginseng combination on mental
function in healthy, middle-aged volunteers. Previous studies
of these herbs have focused on elderly people or those with memory
impairment. The study involved 256 volunteers aged 38-66. Participants
took a ginkgo/ginseng extract combination or placebo for 14 weeks,
and then completed the Computerized Cognitive Assessment System
battery of tests. According to the test results, the extract group
had 7.5 percent better cognitive function than the placebo group,
a statistically significant difference. The study was a double-blind,
randomized, multi-center trial using Pharmatons Ginkoba
M/E. Results were presented at a National Institute of Mental
PRNewswire, June 6, 2000.
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