Also Known As: Life Root, Man Root, Sang, Seng and Tartar Root


Ginseng is a very popular herb. It has been the subject of more than 1,200 books and scientific pages. 


Look for products that have roots identified as being 6 years of age and older. It is best if you grow it yourself. Recommendations range from the equivalent of taking 1/2 teaspoon per day. Ginseng comes in capsules, tablets, root powder for teas.

USE: (Grow Your Own)

Ginseng is expensive and extremely difficult to grow. Eighty percent is grown in Wisconsin. If you decide to plant ginseng, they must be disinfected in one part of chlorine bleach and nine parts of water for ten minutes. Plant in early autumn with clay or sandy soil, 1/2 inch deep and 6 inches in width. Germination may take up to a year. Harvest after six years.