"You think, who would ever consume a root for $220,000?"
January 11, 2020 5:55 PM Subscribe
American ginseng, found in the forests of the Ozarks and Appalacia, has long been used in traditional and Chinese medicine. National Geographic shares how high prices, loss of habitat, and over harvesting may be putting a native plant at risk. Demand for ginseng is creating a ‘wild west’ in Appalachia.