Anti-Viral Plants I: Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba – its pharmacological properties
Ginkgo biloba contains a wide variety of molecules useful pharmacology capabilities.
These chemical constituents have free radical scavenger, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antivirals properties.
It is well known the ginkgo’s ability associated to treat respiratory disorders as bronchial, asthmatic and pulmonary conditions due its ability to increase oxygen to living tissue.
Anti Virals properties
Has been shown its effectiveness against, human alphaherpesvirus 1 (HHV-1) and human alphaherpesvirus 2 (HHV-2)73.
Ginkgo Biloba’s anti-inflammatory properties can help the body’s immune system
increasing its defense against viruses and decrease bacterial colonization and infection.
Retrovirals Therapies and Ginkgo Biloba
Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infects the central nervous system, causing a variety of neuropathologies and neurobehavioral deficits.
Retroviral therapies have given a longer life expectancy for HIV patients.
However, the cognitive and neurological deterioration associated with the virus has not been resolved with antiviral drugs.
To limit the pathological sequelae of neurological HIV infection, the activity of Ginkgo Biloba and its protective efficacy of neurons due to neurological disorders induced by the HIV virus has been studied, confirming this possibility as an alternative.
Plant Parts used
Leaves are collected in spring; roots and bark.