Ginkgo biloba, the twelfth volume in the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants-Industrial Profiles book series deals with agronomic, chemical, and pharmacological aspects of the most sold medicinal plant in the world, which is still increasing in popularity. The authors, all Ginkgo researchers themselves, present an up-to-date overview. The contents include history of its use, biotechnology, extraction of gingko leaves and extensive coverage on the gingkolides: their discovery, biosynthesis, chemical analysis, clinical use, and pharmacological activity. Other important constituents also receive attention. This book gives a timely overview of this economically and medicinally highly important species. This comprehensive treatment of Ginkgo should be of interest to everyone involved in medicinal plant research and drug development.

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Author(s)Van Beek
PublisherRoutledge Taylor and Francis group
BindingHard Back
Publish YearJanuary 2012