American White Ginseng Root-4 years old
American White Ginseng Root (Panax quinquefolius)
How to compress a massive body of lore, history, international trade, cultivation, mythos, and healing surrounding the ‘king of herbs’ into a few sentences? Squeeze it into the humble two-legged, two-armed root-body that is little man ginseng, of course! This herb of epic proportions is the subject of innumerable texts, debates, and even political struggles. But remember that so much wisdom about its mechanisms of action can be gained from organoleptic analysis (a fancy herb-nerd word for sensory), too. Aside from the broad context in which ginseng grows, what do your senses intuit about this one-of-a-kind root?