Harbor House Life - Wild Ginseng Hunt - West Virginia
The root of the ginseng plant has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years and is highly sought after. American ginseng is listed as an Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and is often harvested and exported to Asia where the best quality roots can sell for hundreds of dollars per pound. Because of the high demand, wild ginseng harvesting is regulated. It is important that you use sustainable harvesting practices to ensure the long-term survival of the wild ginseng population.