Author: Ryan Sparks

American Ginseng: Sacred Plant of the Appalachians

American Ginseng: Sacred Plant of the Appalachians

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolium) is a naturally occurring perennial herbaceous plant found growing in hardwood forests throughout the eastern half of North America. It can be found naturally from southern Canada to central Alabama and from the east coast to just west of the Mississippi River. Historically it has been found in portions of 34 …

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