Ginkgo biloba extract

Microcirculation enhancer
Skin conditioning
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Ginkgo biloba is the only deciduous tree in Ginkgoaceae as a symbol of vitality. It is an ascetically pleasing deciduous tree growing to approximately 30 meters tall. Since it has maintained the current feature, which is identical to the one in the Paleozoic period since its first appearance about 250 million years before passing through the crustal movements of 60 million years and many times glacial periods, amazingly surviving the Ice Age, Ginkgo is often considered the symbol of vigorous vitality and longevity. In 1859, Charles Darwin referred to this Ancient tree as a "living fossil." It is also unique because it is dioecious, where male and female flowers grow on different trees.

A large number of bioactive substances are found in the ginkgo extracts obtained from the mature green leaves of Ginkgo biloba. The major compounds of Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract are kaempferol and quercetin, which are flavonoid compounds, and bilobalide and ginkgolide A, B, C, D, M, and J, which are terpene compounds. Also, omega-3 fatty acids are included as minor compounds.

Fresh leaves or dried leaves and fruits without crust are referred to as Ginkgo. Hands or machines harvest either cultivated or wild Ginkgo. Leaves are dried and pressed into a ball shape. The dried extracts from dried leaves are washed with acetone/water to become the final product. At this time, concentrates or separating additives are not used. In oriental medicine, fruits are Baekgwa, crust is Baekgwa Supi, and roots are Baekgwa Geun.

Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract has anti-oxidative, analgetic, and antihistamine properties. It promotes skin elasticity and firmness. The phytochemicals in this plant's leaves improve dermal microcirculation and stimulate cell functions. In addition, the extract contains anti-inflammatory chemicals (reducing cycloxygenase-2) that soothe skin inflammation and irritation.

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Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract

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What are the benefits of Ginkgo Biloba?

Ginkgo leaves contain two types of chemicals, flavonoids, and terpenoids, which have powerful antioxidant properties and help combat and neutralize free radicals that may damage dermal cell membranes and interfere with DNA.

It is helpful for the treatment of blood circulation complaints.  This tree contains certain compounds which assist in thinning the blood and increase the amount of oxygen in the blood, increasing circulation in the skin.  It also may help improve muscle tone in the blood vessels' walls and improve nerve function and platelet count.