The Garden of Naturalsolution is a leading company in the natural cosmetic ingredients market in Korea.
It specializes in the development and supply of an extensive range of natural ingredients for cosmetic
and food industries since 2004.
|Common name||Maidenhair tree, Ginkgo|
|Scientific name||Ginkgo biloba|
|INCI name||Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||은행잎추출물|
|Used part||Leaf /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant /|
|Known active compounds||quercetin, kaempferol, vitamins C and E|
Ginkgo biloba is a unique species. There are no other plants living today with which it shares morpho-logical characteristics, there are however, fossils over 270 million years old with which it holds a similarresemblance. Native to China, G. biloba was once considered extinct in the wild, however there are twosmall areas in eastern China in which naturally occurring specimens still grow. Ginkgo nuts are eatenas a delicacy during special occasions in Asia such as Chinese New Year or wedding feasts.
Extract of G. biloba has enjoyed much attention to its significant beneficial effects on the nervoussystem. It was approved by the Commission E for the symptomatic treatment of deficits in memory,concentration and depression from organic brain disease. G. biloba is also considered a vasodilatorand has actions to improve the efficiency of blood circulation. The bioactive constituents are composedof ginkgo flavone glycosides and terpenoids. Both the ginkgo nuts and the leaf have indicated very highanti-oxidant levels due to the high concentration of vitamins C and E. The leaf has also shownsignificant anti-inflammatory actions.