Chemistry and biology of alkylphenols from Ginkgo biloba L.

  title={Chemistry and biology of alkylphenols from Ginkgo biloba L.},
  author={H Jaggy and Egon Koch},
  journal={Die Pharmazie},
  volume={52 10},
Ginkgolic acid and related alkylphenols constitute major components of the lipid fraction of the fruit pods of Ginkgo biloba L. In addition, this class of substances is present in Ginkgo leaves which are widely used to prepare extracts for the treatment of peripheral or cerebral circulatory disorders, as well as vascular and Alzheimer type dementia. The present paper reviews the literature on chemical and biological aspects of alkylphenols from Ginkgo with special reference to their allergic… CONTINUE READING

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