Alternative medicine

By Mayo Clinic Staff

In people with slow-spreading vitiligo, treatment with 40 milligrams of ginkgo three times a day may stop the spread of vitiligo. And, in one small placebo-controlled trial, ginkgo caused repigmentation in some cases. However, this treatment is not well studied, and as with any over-the-counter treatment, check with your doctor before taking ginkgo to be sure it won't adversely interact with any other treatments you may be on.

Apr. 21, 2011