Brain and Memory | Circulation - Diuretics |
Extracts of Ginkgo biloba L., a plant which is considered fossile because it originated in Asia 250 million years ago, are among the most consolidated and diffused nutraceutical products in Europe.
Plant preparations contain plenty of different phytochemical substances, includind aliphatic alcools, ketons, organic acids, sesquiterpenes, glycosidic derivatives; from a health perspective the most interesting substances are flavonoids (flavanols like quercetin, kaempferol, PAC) and diterpenes (mainly ginkgolides).
Extracts of ginkgo leaves are indicated for preventing or reducing the effects of senile cerebral insufficience, memory loss, mild symptoms of alzheimer disease, defects in peripheral circulation, claudication, tinnitus and hear loss.
Ginkgo extracts are rich in antioxidant molecules and are able to inhibit platelets aggregation, which are key features for preventing circulatory troubles.