Ginkgo Biloba

Teris A vanBeek 
CRC Press  2000  

Hardcover  532pp  ISBN 9789057024887      £120.00
A present and up-to-date overview of this particular genus, the contents of this volume include a history of its use, biotechnology, extraction of ginkgo leaves and extensive coverage of the ginkolides; their discovery, biosynthesis, chemical analysis, clinical use and pharmacological activity. Other important constituents are also given attention.

This book gives a timely overview of this economically and medicinally highly important species and will be of interest to everyone involved in medicinal plant research and drug development.


  • 1. The Evolution, Ecology, and Cultivation of Ginkgo biloba
  • 2. Gingko biloba L.: Aspects of the Systematical and Applied Botany
  • 3. Lignification of Xylem Cell Walls of Gingko biloba
  • 4. Cultivation of Gingko biloba on a Large Scale
  • 5. Plant Cell Biotechnology of Gingko
  • 6. Gingko biloba - Large Scale Extraction and Processing
  • 7. Chemical Constituents of Gingko biloba
  • 8. A Personal Account of the Early Ginkgolide Structural Studies
  • 9. Chemical Analysis of Ginkgo Terpene Trilactones
  • 10. The Analysis of Ginkgo Flavonoids
  • 11. Occurrence and Analysis of Alkyl Phenols in Gingko biloba
  • 12. Occurrence and Analysis of Ginkgo Polyprenols
  • 13. Considerations in the Development of the U.S. Pharmacopeia's Monograph on Gingko biloba L.
  • 14. Industrial Quality Control of Ginkgo Products
  • 15. History, Development and Constituents of EGb 761
  • 16. In Vitro Studies of the Pharmacological and Biochemical Activities of Gingko biloba Extract (EGb 761) and its Constituents
  • 17. In Vivo Studies of the Pharmacological and Biochemical Activities of Gingko biloba Extract (EGb 761) and its Constituents
  • 18. The Neuroprotective Properties of Ginkgo Extracts
  • 19. Ginkgo biloba Extracts for the Treatment of Cerebral Insufficiency and Dementia
  • 20. Clinical Uses of Ginkgo biloba Extract in the Field of Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease (PAOD)
  • 21. Efficacy of Ginkgo biloba Special Extracts - Evidence from Randomized Clinical Trials
  • 22. Adverse Effects and Toxicity of Ginkgo Extracts
  • 23. Food Poisoning by Ginkgo Seeds: The Role of 4-O-Methylpyridoxine
  • 24. Homeopathic Uses of Ginkgo biloba
  • 25. Cosmetical Uses of Ginkgo Extracts and Constituents
  • 27. The Marketing and Economic Aspects of Ginkgo biloba Products
  • 28. The Gingko, Past, Present and Future

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