Can ginkgo biloba be made into tea directly
Many people pick up or pick ginkgo leaves and soak them in water to drink. It has always been a controversial issue whether ginkgo biloba is directly used to make tea and drink is good for the body. Some previous opinions believed that ginkgo leaves can also prevent and treat cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases when directly used to make tea. However, with the deepening of the current research on ginkgo biloba, people have gradually discovered that drinking tea directly from ginkgo biloba may not be of great benefit to the body.
According to the latest research, the active ingredients contained in ginkgo biloba, such as lactones and flavonoids, have poor water solubility, especially lactones are not easy to dissolve. It can be seen that making ginkgo leaf tea cannot dissolve the active ingredients in water, and drinking it has no benefit.
On the contrary, the phenolic acids, hydrocyanic acid, and histamine contained in ginkgo leaves have certain toxicity. Unfortunately, these toxic ingredients are relatively water soluble. This is why the ginkgo acid content in ginkgo biloba extract must be limited to less than 5 parts per million.
Therefore, if you drink tea directly from ginkgo leaves, not only will you not get more active ingredients, but what you drink may be toxic ingredients, so this is not only unscientific, but also potentially dangerous.
Therefore, Ginkgo biloba is only a medicinal material. Strictly speaking, it can only be used as a raw material for the production of medicines, and cannot be directly eaten as food or tea or soaked in water or decocted for drinking.
Ginkgo Biloba Side Effects
Ginkgo biloba cannot be drunk with tea or chrysanthemum. Because tea or chrysanthemum can promote a large amount of ginkgolic acid, a toxic substance in ginkgo leaves. Thereby causing paroxysmal cramps, nerve paralysis, allergies and other side effects.
Ginkgo biloba leaves occasionally cause dizziness, headache, arthralgia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach discomfort, loss of appetite, thirst, leukopenia, proteinuria and blood urea nitrogen slightly increased, skin itching, etc., and acne occurs occasionally after long-term administration , insomnia, menstrual disorders. Long term use if needed.
Ginkgo biloba contains a large amount of ginkgolic acid. Ginkgo acid is toxic. Generally, the bought leaves have not been further processed and extracted, and the content of ginkgolic acid in them is as high as 3000-4000ppm. Especially ginkgolic acid is water-soluble. The effective substances such as ginkgo brass and ginkgo lactone in it have the opposite effect, and the inside is full of poison.