Harvested in autumn when the leaves are golden. Ginkgo Biloba aka maidenhair tree is the only living species of Ginkgoales from 290 million years ago. Deciduous, ancient, endangered, a single species. Solitary, unique, resilient, a living fossil.
Used extensively in Traditional Chinese Medicine, ginkgo contains high levels of antioxidants, flavonoids and terpenoids. As an anti-inflammatory, it's properties are known to aid in arthritis and IBS. Ginkgo has been repeatedly evaluated for its ability to reduce anxiety, stress and other symptoms associated with Alzheimer.