Ginkgo Biloba in the treatment of tinnitus: An updated literature review

Mahmoudian Sani, Mohammad Reza. and Hashemzadeh-Chaleshtori, Morteza. and Asadi-Samani, Majid. and Yang, Qian. (2017) Ginkgo Biloba in the treatment of tinnitus: An updated literature review. International Tinnitus Journal, 21 (1). pp. 58-62.

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Abstract

Introduction: Tinnitus is one of the common diseases of the ear that is associated with numerous physical and mental disorders. One of the known mechanisms in the tinnitus area with unknown reason is oxidative events. Based on the prevalence and economic costs and physical- psychological side effects caused by tinnitus and the importance of finding a suitable solution for its prevention and treatment, the need for further studies becomes more obvious in this context. This review article aimed to review studies on the effectiveness of Ginkgo biloba as a medicinal plant on patients with tinnitus. Evidence Acquisitions: Google Scholar, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), PubMed, LISTA (EBSCO) and Web of Science have been searched. Results: There are many studies on the therapeutic effect of Ginkgo biloba on patients with tinnitus. Most findings are in contrast with each other so that some of studies reported that Ginkgo biloba is effective in the treatment of tinnitus and other studies referred to it as ineffective herbal medicine. Generally, according to the previous studies and the present study, it can mention that the Ginkgo biloba may somewhat improve tinnitus. Conclusion: Since tinnitus is multifactorial, it is recommended to evaluate patients individually based on the cause of tinnitus, treatment formulas, and different doses of Ginkgo biloba at the more extensive level in future studies.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: ear disorders, tinnitus, Ginkgo biloba, drug discovery
Subjects: QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
WV Otolaryngology
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Cellular and Molecular Research Center
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 04:42
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2018 07:37
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5304

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