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Zhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica

[Progress in research on constituents and pharmacological activities of sarcotestas of Ginkgo biloba].


PMID 15719673

Abstract

The latest progress in research on constituents and pharmacological activities of sarcotestas of Ginkgo biloba has been studied. The main constituents in sarcotestas of G. biloba include flavones, ginkgolides, alkylphenols, polysaccharides and amino acids, etc. They show the following activities, such as bacteriostatic, bactericidal and pesticidal activities, antitumor and mutagenic, carcinogenic effects, antianaphylaxis and allergenic activity, effects on immunologic function, scavenging free radical, antisenile action, etc. The problems at present and the reseach direction for the future on sarcotestas of G. biloba have been put forward.

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