Ginseng dreams [electronic resource] : the secret world of America's most valuable plant / Kristin Johannsen.Material type: TextPublication details: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2006Description: 1 online resource (vii, 215 p.) : illISBN: 0813171393 (electronic bk.); 9780813171395 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): American ginseng | Panax -- United States | Materia Medica -- United States | Ginseng | Health | Agriculture | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- Crop ScienceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ginseng dreams.DDC classification: 633.8/8384 LOC classification: SB295.G5 | J64 2006ebNLM classification: 2006 D-612 | QV 770 AA1Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-203) and index.
Man-root -- Out sangin' -- Shang gardens -- Virtually wild -- "Come back when you have a real crime to report" -- From the hollows to Hong Kong -- Under the microscope -- -- Ginseng dreams.
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For thousands of years, cultures around the world have relied on herbal medicine for healing. Only recently have Americans flocked to once-suspect botanical treatments for the promise of good health and longevity. Among the most treasured of these plants is American ginseng, revered by millions of Asians as a virtual panacea that sustains every system of the human body. In Ginseng Dreams, Kristin Johannsen chronicles the remarkable world of the mysterious plant that commands as much as two thousand dollars a pound. She unfolds ginseng's history and its future through the stories of seven peop
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