Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract (INCI)



The ginkgo tree grows up to 30 m high and has a mighty crown. The leaves have a peculiar shape. They are long-stalked, somewhat leathery, two-lobed and are traversed by forked, radiating leaf veins. The ginkgo tree is native to China, Japan and Korea.
In Japan, specimens can be found that are 4000 years old. In the 18th century, the tree came to Europe and was cultivated as an avenue tree in the gardens of old castles. The leaves, collected just before the leaves fall, contain the most active substances.

Active ingredients of Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract

Kaempferol, quercetin, ginkgetin, isoginkgetin, bilobetin, kaempferol-3-rhamnoglucoside quercetrin ginnol, ginnon, bilobanon, ginkgolide A,B, bilobalide, catecholins, carbohydrates, resins, essential oils.

Effect of Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract

In medicine, the active substances of the tree are used for vasodilatation and increased blood flow in the arteries. The main focus is on arterial circulatory disorders with spasmodic vascular pain. Positive effects have also been observed in vascular damage in diabetics. In ENT medicine, extracts are used for respiratory diseases.


In cosmetics, ginkgo leaf extracts are used for their blood circulation stimulating and vitalizing properties.

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