Its one of the most popular herbs for brain health and for good reason; there is something special about Ginkgo biloba. Continued cutting-edge research and recent studies are unmistakably proving this humble herb has important benefits.
Despite being dismissed from time to time Ginkgo keeps coming back. But the reason for Ginkgo’s longevity is not marketing, it’s that it works. In the last few years, for example, a number of human clinical studies have found Ginkgo can help stabilize or slow the decline in cognition of people suffering from cognitive impairment and dementia.
A review of 9 clinical studies in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease published online in August 2014 puts to rest controversy around ginkgo’s benefit showing that Ginkgo at a dose of 240 mg of extract daily is able to stabilize or slow decline in cognition, function, behavior, and overall change in people suffering from cognitive impairment and dementia.
Expect to hear more about this important herb in the future. One in six people aged 80 and over have dementia in the UK and it has been estimated that there will be 1 million people with dementia in the UK by 2025.