Ginkgo for Tinnitus -
Does It Help with Ringing in the Ear?
Thinking of using ginkgo for tinnitus?
Tinnitus is commonly known as ringing in the ear.
The person suffering from this condition may hear in one ear roaring,
whistling, hissing, buzzing or ringing noises.
These noises are hear either continuously, intermittently and they may
or may not be synchronized with their heartbeat.
The noise level might be very soft to very loud. Usually,
tinnitus is caused by Meniere's disease, inner ear infection,
work-related hearing loss, wax buildup or trauma to the ear. However,
many cases of tinnitus occur without any underlying causes.
Ginkgo for Tinnitus - How It Works
studies done in France show that ginkgo provided relief from tinnitus.
Experts suspect that this popular herb works to improve blood
circulation to the inner ear, supports the nerves responsible for
hearing and protects against age-related free radicals that damage
However, recent well-designed clinical studies show that
ginkgo is no better than placebo (sugar pills) even when taken for 12
weeks in treating subacute tinnitus.
In conclusion, the researchers suggest the need for additional studies
involving a greater number of volunteers to verify this negative
it worth trying? Since the exact cause of tinnitus is not known,
certain causes for ringing in the ear may be treatable with ginkgo but the preliminary research studies are not promising.
Dose to Use
mg three times daily with food for tinnitus treatment. Results
may take from 6 to 12
weeks to appear. For concentrated formulations, see the direction
provided by the manufacturer.
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