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Author Johannsen, Kristin, 1957-

Title Ginseng dreams : the secret world of America's most valuable plant / Kristin Johannsen
Published Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 215 pages) : illustrations
Contents 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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-203) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject American ginseng.
Materia Medica.
United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005034193
ISBN 0813123844 (print)
0813171393 (electronic bk.)
9780813123844 (print)
9780813171395 (electronic bk.)