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Ginseng is the most famous Chinese her1 - Introduction...

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Introduction Ginseng grows naturally in the western mountains and foothills of North Carolina. A perennial plant, ginseng is often found in heavily wooded areas and requires rich soil to thrive. It has a mucilaginous sweetness, approaching that of liquorices, accompanied with some degree of bitterness, with little or no smell. The plant itself is very attractive it has well shaped green leaves and bright red berries; however it is only the root that has any medicinal value. Its original name means Man Root, due to the shape of the ginseng root, which strongly resembles the form of a human body. It is difficult to grow and takes 4-6 years to become mature enough to harvest. Ginseng is the most widely recognized plant used in traditional medicine. Various forms of ginseng have been used in medicine for more than 7000 years. Ginseng is native to China, Russia, North Korea, Japan, and some areas of North America. Native North Americans considered it one of their most sacred herbs and add it to many herbal formulas to make them more potent. The roots can live for over 100 years. Ginseng is used for:
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Richey during the Spring '08 term at N. Colorado.

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