Evidence-based practice of Ginkgo biloba in brain health: A review

A. R. Mullaicharam*, M. M. Essa

*Corresponding author for this work

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The brain is the platform for our mental health. But there is a growing body of evidence, and a number of significant voices are championing the role of diet in the care and treatment of people with mental health problems. Ginkgo biloba leaf extract has shown beneficial effect in treating impairments in memory, cognitive speed, activities of daily living, edema, inflammation and free-radical toxicity associated with traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's dementia, stroke, vaso-occlusive disorders, and aging. The purpose of this chapter is to provide the mechanisms of action, clinical indications, and safety of Ginkgo biloba extract.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFood and Brain Health
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781631177385
ISBN (Print)9781631177347
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Dosage forms
  • Ginkgo biloba pharmacology
  • Memory impairment
  • Safety issues

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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