More Evidence Ginkgo Biloba Works Just as Well as Dementia Drugs
December 09, 2006
An Italian study has determined that ginkgo biloba works just as well as Aricept (donepezil) in treating mild or moderate Alzheimer's-related dementia.
For the study, 76 mild-to-moderate dementia patients received either a placebo, ginkgo or Aricept for six months, followed by a four-week course of a placebo to exclude those reactions.
During the study period, more ginkgo patients dropped out of the test, but not for the same reasons as the four Aricept dropouts, who left due to adverse drug reactions.Based on test scores to determine the severity of dementia afterward, scientists agreed both ginkgo biloba and Aricept work just as effectively to slow down the damage.