GINSENG is a fleshy rooted herb, native to well drained, cool, shaded hardwood forests. Ginseng does not grow in full sunlight, so the natural place to plant it is in hardwood forests, where the trees provide the needed shade..Ginseng d n s is the root of plants in the genus Panax, such as Korean ginseng P. ginseng , South China ginseng P. notoginseng , and American ginseng P. quinquefolius , typi.y characterized by the presence of ginsenosides and gintonin..What is American Ginseng? American Ginseng Panax quinquefolius L. is a wild, native plant of North America and grows primarily in the Northeastern and Midwestern part of the United States of America..Reader Approved How to Hunt for Wild Ginseng. Two Methods Finding and Harvesting Ginseng Abiding by Ginseng Laws and Regulations Community Q A The root of the ginseng plant has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years and is highly sought after..
But where, you may ask, do you have to reside in order to be a prime candidate for growing this green gold? Well, the hardwood forests of the eastern United States and Canada are ginseng’s natural habitat, but it can be cultivated almost anywhere north of central Alabama . . . if the area receives between inches of rainfall annually..