Corpus ID: 10841427

Ginkgo biloba--an appraisal.

@article{Dubey2004GinkgoBA,
  title={Ginkgo biloba--an appraisal.},
  author={Ak Dubey and P. Shankar and D. Upadhyaya and V. Deshpande},
  journal={Kathmandu University medical journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={
          225-9
        }
}
  • Ak Dubey, P. Shankar, +1 author V. Deshpande
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Kathmandu University medical journal
  • Ginkgo biloba has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for about 5000 years. A standardized preparation, EGb 761 has been recently prepared. The pharmacologically active constituents, flavonol glycosides and the terpene lactones are standardized. The terpene lactones comprise of ginkgolides A, B, C and bilobalides. The extract scavenges excess free radicals and pretreatment with EGb 761 reduces damage by free radicals in patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery. The action of platelet… CONTINUE READING
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