Ginseng Dreams: The Secret World of America's Most Valuable Plant by Kristin Johannsen
English | March 10th, 2006 | ASIN: B0078XFP5M, ISBN: 0813123844 | 224 Pages | EPUB | 2.54 MB
American Ginseng has a strange and perilous history. It has one of the longest germination periods of any known species, and only two environments in the world have offered the ideal growing conditions for wild ginseng. The first was the forests of northern China, which disappeared over a millennium ago, and the sole remaining habitat is the Appalachian Mountain region of eastern North America, an area now threatened by logging and mining. Chinese legend says that ginseng is the child of lightning.