Ginkgo

Other Names:

Kew Tree, Fossil Tree, Duck’s Foot Tree, Maidenhair Tree

Benefits

  • Antioxidant
  • Antianxiety
  • Antifatigue
  • Antiinfluenza
  • Antiinflammatory

Ginkgo


Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) has been used in traditional medicines since ancient times. The main active components in ginkgo are found in the leaf, with the major chemicals consisting of: flavonoids (quercetin, kaempferol, and isorhamnetin), catechins, dehydrocatechins (proanthocyanidins), flavones (eg, ginkgetin, amentoflavone, bilobetin, sciadopitysin), terpenes, shikimic, vanillic, ascorbic, and p-coumaric acids.

Ovarian Cancer: Several research studies have proven that Ginkgo and ginkgolides may be beneficial for patients with ovarian cancer.

Egg quality: Dietary supplementation of Fermented Ginkgo-leaves (FGL) may be a feasible means of producing eggs with lower cholesterol and higher PUFA contents, as showed by research conducted on laying hens.

Memory enhancement: Administering G. biloba extract to day old chicks demonstrated its use in establishing long-term memory.

References

Mountain Rose Herbs