Ginkgo is native to China and is now widely grown all over the world. Ginkgo has high medicinal value both in fruit and leaves. Here is a detailed share of the medicinal value of Ginkgo biloba extract.
Ginkgo biloba extract has two types of pharmacological components: flavonoids and diterpenes, the former is mainly Ginkgetin (also known as Ginkgo flavonoids), and the latter is mainly Ginkgolide.
The Ginkgo biloba extract, ginkgolide, and ginkgolide produced by the general process have similar inhibitory platelet aggregation and antithrombotic effects as aspirin. Both are also antioxidants that help scavenge harmful substances and free radicals in the body. Ginkgo biloba extract also improves vascular circulation, which can improve vein and eye health.
Ginkgo biloba extract can cause stomach discomfort, headache, skin reaction, dizziness, and other adverse reactions, mainly due to the ginkgo acid in Ginkgo biloba. According to the national Pharmacopoeia, the content of ginkgo acid in drugs should be less than 10mg/kg, and healthcare food should be less than 5mg/kg.