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.