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