Wild American Ginseng
Published in the Spring 2019 Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation
by George Lindemann
Toward the end of April 2018, the Chinese Government imposed a tariﬀ on imported wild American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius). This little known wild root has somehow gotten into the middle of a brewing American/ Chinese trade war. I am not sure whether this new tariﬀ is a good thing or a bad thing for ginseng or ginseng lovers. I do know that wild American ginseng grows on my East Tennessee farm.