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Effects of ginkgo/ginseng combination studied in healthy middle-aged adults

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 Pharmaton’s Ginkoba M/E. Results were presented at a National Institute of Mental Health seminar.

PRNewswire, June 6, 2000.

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