Herbs and Cognition

The evidence for a benefit of herbal and dietary supplements on cognition in postmenopausal women is “not compelling”, researchers say.

A systematic review including 12 randomised controlled trials found five studies suggesting isoflavone, soy and Gingko biloba supplements may improve cognition in postmenopausal women.

However most of the studies were methodologically flawed, the researchers concluded.

Maturitas 2011; 68:256-263

Content updated 3 March 2011