Imagine that ginkgo biloba, a widely sold herbal supplement, were an FDA-approved drug in the U.S.A.
Brian Williams, NBC’s evening news anchor, would likely lead off by saying: "Good evening, I’m Brian Williams with NBC’s Nightly News, brought to you by Tebonin® ginkgo leaf extract, the world’s leading remedy for circulatory problems in small arteries and veins."
Ginkgo biloba leaf extract is a drug in Europe. The approved ginkgo drug in Germany is Tebonin®, made by Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co KG. It contains 120mg per tablet of EGb761® (ginkgo leaf extract).
Throughout the world, Tebonin is widely sold for relief of ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and dizziness (vertigo) and these very health claims are printed on the front label of a box of Tebonin. In the U.S., such advertising claims are not permitted. Read more
Saturday, March 28, 2009
American Medicine Ignores Ginkgo Biloba
American medicine ignores ginko biloba though European doctors prescribe this leading remedy for circulatory problems, says Bill Sardi.