High blood pressure is related to stroke and heart disease, where blood pressure is more than 140 over 90 mmHg. People at risk from hypertension can use nutraceuticals to prevent the onset of heart disease.Researchers investigated Gingko leaf extract (GLE) treatment for memory loss, dementia and peripheral vascular diseases. Gingko leaves are a vasodilator. The active components are flavone glycosides and terpene lactones.


Chen, Z.Y., Peng, C., Jiao, R., Wong, Y.M., Yang, N. & Huang, Y. (2009). Anti-hypertensive nutraceuticals and functional foods. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 57(11), 4485-4499. DOI: 10.1021/jf900803r


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