Cochrane Systematic Reviews
Nicolaï SPA, Kruidenier LM, Bendermacher BLW, Prins MH, Teijink JAW. Ginkgo biloba for intermittent claudication. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD006888. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006888.pub3.
People with intermittent claudication (IC) suffer from pain in the muscles of the leg occurring during exercise which is relieved by a short period of rest. Symptomatic relief can be achieved by (supervised) exercise therapy and pharmacological treatments. Ginkgo biloba is a vasoactive agent and is used to treat IC.
Overall, the authors concluded there is no evidence that Ginkgo biloba has a clinically significant benefit for patients with peripheral arterial disease.
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