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Summaryedit DescriptionAPI English: American wild ginseng root (Panax quinquefolius). These roots are from the Northern Appalachian region. They are very old roots, ranging from 40-60 growth scars. www.neginseng.com Date 7 December 2013, 21:20:06 Source Own work Author John Carl Jacobs
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Panax quinquefolius

American Ginseng, Huaquishen

The seed picture is from an old lot that had a red fungicide coating, but the current seeds DO NOT. They are dormant seeds that need stratification.
In Stock: 0.52 lb (Total:0.822lb)
These need stratification, and will germinate in 2025.
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0.52 lb
These need stratification, and will germinate in 2025.
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Cut (Full Seed)
Seeds per lb:
0.52 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 150 days
Germination: sow seed 1/2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Discover the incredible benefits of Panax quinquefolius (American Ginseng, Huaquishen). Similar to Oriental Ginseng, this herbal remedy boasts adaptogenic, cardiotonic, demulcent, panacea, sedative, sialagogue, stimulant and stomachic properties. While it's commonly used for the treatment of chronic cough, low-grade fever, and night sweating, it's also known to help increase mental and physical performance and help the body adapt to stress and varying temperatures. Harvested in autumn, American Ginseng grows best in shady areas of woodland with a deep, moist, humus rich soil. With a history of traditional use by Native Americans, today American Ginseng is used by those searching for natural and safe remedies to promote their overall wellbeing. Try Panax quinquefolius American Ginseng for yourself and experience all of the incredible benefits it has to offer!

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