Medicinal and Aromatic Plants from C.H.I.P.S.

Gingko Biloba

edited by Teris A. van Beek

A present and up-to-date overview of this particular genus, the contents of Gingko Biloba 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 volume 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
  26. The Marketing and Economic Aspects of Ginkgo biloba Products
  27. The Gingko, Past, Present and Future

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Gingko Biloba
edited by Teris A. van Beek
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