Ginkgo biloba is known as a living fossil in the plant kingdom and has high medicinal value. Ginkgo biloba has the effects of promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis, dredging collaterals and relieving pain, astringing the lungs and relieving asthma, reducing turbidity and reducing fat. For blood stasis blocking collaterals, chest obstruction and heartache, apoplexy hemiplegia, lung deficiency cough and asthma, hyperlipidemia. Ginkgo biloba leaves are mostly harvested in autumn when the leaves are still green, and used after drying. Many elderly people believe that ginkgo leaves have health benefits, and like to drink water with ginkgo leaves in their daily life, but they do not know that drinking water with unprocessed ginkgo leaves will be harmful to the body. Why can't ginkgo leaves be soaked in water to drink directly?
Drinking ginkgo leaves directly in water can easily cause poisoning
Ginkgo biloba leaves contain a large amount of ginkgolic acid, which is toxic. Generally, the leaves that are harvested have not been further processed and processed, and the content of ginkgolic acid in fresh leaves is as high as 3000-4000ppm. Since ginkgolic acid is water-soluble, and ginkgo flavonoids, which have medicinal value, are fat-soluble, soaking in water will lead to the dissolution of toxic substances, and drinking may easily cause poisoning.
Do not drink water soaked in ginkgo leaves for a long time
Ginkgo biloba has a wide range of clinical applications. According to the research of relevant medical experts, more than 160 effective medicinal ingredients can be extracted from Ginkgo biloba, among which there are 35 kinds of flavonoids, 17 kinds of amino acids and various trace amounts. element. Ginkgo biloba has a strong anti-platelet aggregation effect. Functions and indications: promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis, dredging channels and relaxing collaterals. For chest obstruction and stroke caused by blood stasis. Symptoms: Chest pain, palpitations, strong tongue, hemiplegia, etc. Flavonoids, the main component of Ginkgo biloba leaves, are powerful platelet activating factor inhibitors. Long-term use may inhibit platelet aggregation and increase the risk of cerebral hemorrhage. Therefore, the elderly should stop taking ginkgo leaves in moderation, and pay attention to regular detection of blood coagulation, and do not blindly take it for a long time. For patients with senile arteriosclerosis and brittle blood vessels, it is not recommended to take it for a long time, so as not to cause cerebral hemorrhage.
When taking processed ginkgo leaves, be careful not to take them together with these drugs
Ginkgo biloba sold in the market has undergone scientific processing, such as detoxification and green removal, to minimize the toxicity of ginkgo biloba and ensure the safety of use. But even the processed ginkgo leaves cannot be drunk with tea and chrysanthemum, and other cardiovascular drugs, such as aspirin and warfarin, cannot be taken at the same time. Eating too much ginkgo leaves can also cause muscle twitching and dilated pupils. Pregnant women and children should be especially cautious.
The above are the precautions for taking ginkgo biloba leaves. Ginkgo biloba leaves are toxic, so they need to be processed before soaking or boiling water for drinking. At the same time, care should be taken not to take it too much or for a long time.