Ginkgo, which existed as early as 270 million years ago, is a very ancient plant and is known as the "living fossil" of the plant kingdom.
With the continuous breakthrough of medical technology, Ginkgo biloba extract medicines, health products, etc., have attracted more and more attention from consumers.
Ginkgo biloba extract has two types of pharmacological components: flavonoids and diterpenes. The former is mainly Ginkgetin, and the latter is mainly Ginkgolide, which is generally made into Ginkgo biloba extract. Both have platelet aggregation-inhibiting and antithrombotic effects similar to aspirin.
Both are also antioxidants that help scavenge harmful substances and free radicals in the body, reduce DNA damage, and protect cells.
So, is Ginkgo biloba extract effective in intervening in Parkinson's disease?
In clinical trials, Ginkgo biloba extract improved the motor activity of the A53Tα-synuclein transgenic PD mouse model and prevented the development of PD, indicating that Ginkgo biloba extract is a very good adjuvant for the intervention of PD (Parkinson's disease).