Does ginkgo biloba help decrease my tinnitus (ringing in the ear) symptoms more than a placebo pill?
MedHead Confidence Score: 4
Amount Saved: $40 cost for 3 months of ginkgo biloba capsules
Ginkgo biloba underwent a Cochrane research and was noted to not improve subjective ringing in the ear problems more than a placebo. We’ll keep an eye on this one as some people swear by it. Interestingly, there was a slight improvement in tinnitus symptoms in those suffering from underlying dementia.
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