Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract
Latin name: Ginkgo biloba L.
Active Ingredients: Flavonoids /Lactone
Extracted part: leaf
CAS No.: 90045-36-6
Spec: flavone 24%, lactones 6%
Appearance: light yellow-brown fine powder
Test Method: HPLC
Ginkgo biloba also known as the Maidenhair Tree after Adiantum is a unique species of tree with no close living relatives. The ginkgo is classified in its division, the Ginkgophyta, comprising the single class Ginkgoopsida, order Ginkgoales, family Ginkgoaceae, genus Ginkgo and is the only extract species within this group.
Ginkgo Biloba’s most powerful effect is on the circulating system. Ginkgo flavenoids directly dilate the smallest segment of the circulating system, the micro-capillaries, which increase both blood circulation and oxygen levels in the brain as well as in other critical organ tissues. Ginkgo biloba extract also prevents platelet aggregation or clumping inside the arterial walls. This increases arterial wall strength and flexibility and decreases the opportunity for the formation of arteriosclerotic plaque. Since ginkgo Biloba extract increases oxygen flow to the brain and enhances the brain’s uptake and utilization of glucose it also is being researched for its role in senility, forgetfulness, headaches, and Alzheimer’s disease and its role in improving alertness, memory, and mental performance.