Do you know how complex the composition of Ginkgo biloba extract is?
Ginkgo Biloba Extracts (EGB) is a pale yellow powder obtained after drying and purification of Ginkgo biloba leaves.
EGB has multiple pharmacological effects such as dilating blood vessels, regulating blood lipids, antagonizing platelet activating factor (PAF), protecting ischemic injury, anti-inflammation and anti-tumor.
The flavonoid glycosides contained in EGB have the effect of scavenging free radicals, and the ginkgolides have the effect of anti-lipid peroxidation. The synergistic effect of the two can inhibit the harmful substances generated by vascular endothelial degeneration and lipid accumulation. So as to achieve the role of protecting vascular endothelial cells and protect cardiovascularly.
However, the composition of Ginkgo biloba extract is complex. Generally, the total Ginkgo biloba extract ginkgo flavonoid glycoside content in the extract is 24%~32%, and the total ginkgo terpene lactone content is 6%~9%. Among them, terpene lactone is the characteristic component of Ginkgo biloba extract, which is a kind of rare natural compound that has not been found in other plants so far.
Why is it not recommended to drink water directly with Ginkgo biloba?
Ginkgo biloba leaves that have not been processed through a series of standardized procedures contain toxic ingredients, such as ginkgo acid, hydrocyanic acid, and heavy metal residues. The process of watering often allows harmful ingredients to dissolve into the tea water, while beneficial ingredients do not. Therefore, drinking water directly with ginkgo leaves is harmful to the body.