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.

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