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Elixirs For Your Memory The blitz is on for ginkgo and other herbal products but are they panaceas or placebos -Time Magazine September 131999 Recently everywhere you turn you see or hear about new herbal remedies used for improving ones memory and concentration One more frequently discussed is Ginkgo Biloba It is an herbal substance that offers hope for improving memory concentration and brain functions Ginkgo Biloba is a derivative of a leafy ornamental tree that originated in eastern China It is said to increase blood flow to the brain improving alertness and concentration Drummond September 131999 Although many people who are currently taking this medication swear by it who really knows if it does improve brain functions or if it is just a placebo The article Elixirs For Your Memory discusses the latest information regarding Gingko Biloba At large most researchers are still unsure about the medication Many feel that extensive investigation and experimentation is still needed before trustworthy results can be established Yet on the other side traditional healers have no doubts about Gingko Biloba and believe that it has been used in Chinese medicine for years working wonders for its receivers Obviously the manufacturers of these medications also believe that the medicine is a success for improving brain functions If you were to ask a memory expert his or her opinion about Gingko Biloba the most likely answer would be that they are skeptical about it and other brain boosters Drummond September 131999 Most of these products have not be investigated to any significant extent that would warrant the claims that are being made says Doctor Ronald Peterson a neuroscientist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minn Other researchers are even more to the point All the media they say is merely a case of a placebo effect run amuck people want their memories to get better so they do Give them a sugar pill and they probably
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