Ginseng (Rénshēn 人参)

Paul D. BUELL

An engraving of the ginseng plant by Joseph-Francois Lafitau (1681–1746).

Ginseng (Panax ginseng) is a small woodland plant indigenous to mountain forests in Asia, especially Manchuria, and is now cultivated primarily in Korea. Its root is valued for medicinal purposes, especially for its effects on the nervous system.

Ginseng (Panax ginseng; or renshen in Chinese), was discovered in Manchuria over 5,000 years ago and is indigenous to mountain forests from….

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