Ginkgo biloba for tinnitus.
Hilton, Malcolm P.
Zimmermann, Eleanor F.
Hunt, William T.
JournalThe Cochrane database of systematic reviews
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This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in The Cochrane Library in Issue 2, 2004 and previously updated in 2007 and 2009.Tinnitus can be described as the perception of sound in the absence of external acoustic stimulation. At present no specific therapy for tinnitus is acknowledged to be satisfactory in all patients. There are a number of reports in the literature suggesting that Ginkgo biloba may be effective in the management of tinnitus. However, there also appears to be a strong placebo effect in tinnitus management.