Ginkgo Biloba is a "prehistoric" tree and the soul surviving member of a family dating back to the second era. It has an astonishing resistance. One might say, it would have been the only tree to have survived Hiroshima. The tree's nickname is "the forty coins" because its leaves become golden in autumn. The leaves are very rich in major antioxydants which block the formation of the free radicals. In addition, they are present in the composition of certain pharmaceutical products such as veinotonic.