Ginseng has been used as a traditional medicine in Asian and North American cultures for many centuries. It is becoming increasingly rare in the wild so attention is turning to ways of cultivating this fascinating crop.
This book gives potential growers, processors and investors detailed information on the types of growing systems used throughout the world - from wild simulated and woods-grown ginseng under forest or canopies to intensively cultivated ginseng gardens under artificial shade structures - and how they may be adapted to Southern Hemisphere condition (Australia & New Zealand).
Recent research results are reviewed and cost/return scenarios are presented. A brief section also outlines the use of ginseng throughout the world.