Ginkgo Biloba Gel
Apart from the standard preparations and dosage of Ginkgo
Biloba in forms of tablets, capsules, solutions and herbal
tea there are some other forms which are for the topical
usage. Creams, emulsions, milks, gels, oils, makeup products,
lipsticks and lotions are the other available forms.
Either alone or with other ingredient or components, Ginkgo
Biloba comes in variety of forms. These creams, lotions,
emulsions and gels are frequently used for their anti aging,
anti inflammatory and anti irritant natures. These preparations
generally contain solid synthetic organic polymers designated
as organic active ingredients.
These gels use the Flavonoid extracts of Ginkgo Biloba. These extracts are substantially
devoid of Terpenes. These gels
are used in the cosmetic and dentobuccal
field. When the extract contains terpenes,
the terpene content is 1% maximum,
and preferably 0.5% maximum.
This extract contains from almost 28 to 35% of flavonoid
glycosides, and preferably 28 to 32%. Such extracts are
preferably obtained from leaves from pruned young Ginkgo
There are various other compositions specifically designed
for the benefit of some perfect purpose like anti aging
and anti oxidants. Dentobuccal
gels have flavonoid extract of Ginkgo biloba
leaves which have an anti-elastasic
and anti-inflammatory activity on human gums.
A pharmaceutical composition according to the invention
preferably contains from 0.05 to 0.6% of Ginkgo extract,
and preferentially from 0.1 to 0.5%. Such a composition
can also contain at least one other agent having similar
or complementary activities. Preferably, a pharmaceutical
composition according to the invention contains ginkgo extract
as defined above combined with ceramides.
Preferentially, such a composition contains from 0.1 to
0.5% of Ginkgo extract and from 0.05 to 0.3% of ceramides.
These dentobuccal gels help greatly for the healing and collagen
deposition in the gums like if used after the extraction
to fill the wound. This will increase the healing with collagen
deposition and will reduce the swelling, helping in reduced
chances of a dry socket.
The other major benefits
of ginkgo biloba is in cosmetic industry. Anti oxidant,
anti radicular, anti inflammatory,
anti elastic, vasoregulatory and
collagen activating properties of Flavonoid
extracts from Ginkgo Biloba tree makes them an ideal solution
for gels, creams, lotions and emulsions for skin tightening,
anti wrinkle gels and creams.
These gels and creams are also used in dermatology for
their anti irritating effects and the soothing effect they
cause. A cosmetic composition according to the invention
can contain from 0.05 to 0.6% of Ginkgo extract as defined
above, and from 0.05 to 0.3% of ceramides.
Such a composition can be presented in any appropriate
form for this type of use such as creams, emulsions, milk,
lotion and gels. Another famous composition is with the
When a gel or cream containing liposomes
is applied to the skin, the liposomes
are deposited on the skin and begin to merge with the cellular
membranes. In the process, the liposomes release the active materials they are carrying into
the cells. As a consequence, not only is delivery of the
actives very specific--directly into the intended cells--but
the delivery takes place over a longer period of time.