Learn more about Wild American Ginseng @ 100daysofginseng.com
We are so fortunate to live in a region of the world where wild American ginseng and so many other native at-risk medicinal plants grow wild. The mountains of Western North Carolina have a long-standing heritage that includes hunting for ginseng & other herbs for folk medicine as well as international market value. To protect the future of these precious plants from over-harvest, cultivation & good stewardship practices are essential in order to satisfy demand and thus relieve the pressure being placed on the wild plant by high commercial value.
We have been growing ginseng and protecting a wild population for over 10 years. We specialize in ethically harvested, premium wild ginseng roots. ‘Ethical harvest’ means digging roots only in the proper season, selectively harvesting less than one third any population, and zealously planting the red berries which contain the ginseng seeds.
We offer ethically wildcrafted Wild American Ginseng leaf as a more sustainable harvest as well as other herbs online, and are actively involved in promoting education, public awareness & sustainable harvest techniques of Wild Ginseng and other at-risk botanicals. In the future, we hope to offer a variety of other sustainably grown, ‘at risk’ native plants & seeds, so that more people can learn about and enjoy growing these important plants.
Wild American Ginseng
~Articles & Resources~
More Articles Coming Soon
Why Ethical Harvest American Ginseng?
Seed to Harvest: Wild Ginseng Life Cycle
History of the Ginseng ‘Man Root’
Preserving Fresh Ginseng
Ginseng Leaf: The Forgotten Harvest
Ginseng: Root of Two Worlds
Ginseng in the Media
Dry Ginseng vs Fresh Ginseng
Appalachian Ginseng Stories
Ginseng Myths & Legends from around the world
Ginseng Links & Resources
~Ginseng Laws & Regulations~
US Fish & Wildlife Ginseng Page
Pennsylvania Vulnerable Plants
~Ginseng Conservation & Research~
United Plant Savers Ginseng Page
"PCO Forest Grown Certification" for Growers
~Uses of Ginseng~
The Nature of Ginseng: From Traditional Use to Modern Research
Xi Yang Shen (American Ginseng) on TCMwiki