Review about Ginkgo biloba special extract EGb 761 (Ginkgo)

Curr Pharm Des. 2004;10(3):261-4. doi: 10.2174/1381612043386437.


Ginkgo biloba extracts (EGb) are well-defined plant extracts. It has several indications as dementia, macula degeneration, tinnitus and winter depression. A review of the current and past literature about older people with Alzheimer's dementia or vascular dementia or age-associated memory impairment treated with Ginkgo biloba extract, reveals that EGb has reproducible effects on cognitive functions in Alzheimer's disease. The drug is well tolerated.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alzheimer Disease / drug therapy*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Ginkgo biloba*
  • Humans
  • Phytotherapy*
  • Plant Extracts / adverse effects
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use*
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Plant Extracts
  • Ginkgo biloba extract