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The best American Ginseng comes from CornerMark and Hsu

Growing Ginseng - The Perfect Climate
Ginseng gets it’s roots!
Starting in spring and as the winter snow departs, Hsu’s growers begin covering the ginseng gardens with shade cloth because direct sunlight for long periods of time destroys the tender young ginseng crop. Ginseng is sensitive to high heat. As the ginseng grows the precious plants are taken great care of daily to insure the highest quality and best American Ginseng. During the summer months Hsu’s ginseng farmers prepare virgin soil for planting first plowing then dragging and finally leveling the ground. Posts are pounded into the ground to hold the shade cloth and ginseng beds are made with their finest ginseng seed planted. Lastly, the ginseng garden is covered with straw to control weeds and protect the sensitive young plants from the long cold Wisconsin winter.

A plot of land can only support a single crop of ginseng. Once a plot is harvested, there can never be another ginseng crop planted even after 50 years or more. While the land can be use for other kinds of crops, planting another ginseng crop would be pointless. It is said that eventually the plants would wither and die before reaching maturity.

Wisconsin grown ginseng is simply the best American Ginseng. Wisconsin's rich soil and cool weather provide an ideal environment for growing ginseng's root system. Ginseng prefers North American \ cool, even cold weather climates of the Midwest on well drained hillsides and the protected environment hardwood forests. Ginseng plants do best in shady areas with seeds requiring two years to germinate.

Ginseng farmers raise their crop to maturity in three to six years. Wild ginseng requires eight years or more to produce a sizable root. Even then, a mature root, once dried, weighs an ounce or less.

It has been reported that ninety year old plants have been found and that a hundred years ago, twenty year-old plants were once common. Once a plot of land has produced a crop of ginseng, it may NEVER be used again to produce another ginseng crop. Each of Hsu's ginseng farm plots are used once ONLY.

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Ginseng’s value is found in its strange, stained root. Under the best conditions, it takes ginseng farmers three to six years to grow mature root. In the wild, it usually takes ginseng eight years or more to produce a respectable root. Even then, a mature root, once dried, weighs an ounce or less.

It has been reported that ninety year old plants have been found and that twenty year-old plants were once common. Not any more! Old root is very rare.

For centuries, Asian Emperors purchased ginseng paying diggers the root’s weight in gold. Even today, many Chinese are willing to pay a months salary or more for one pound of premium ginseng root. American ginseng farmers are often paid between twenty and fifty dollars a pound for their dried root, depending on quality, shape, color and size. And the mark-up continues from there. Wild ginseng root can command a price ten times that of cultivated root.

China to Korea and Beyond
It is believed that ginseng was discovered in the mountains of Northern China (Manchuria) over 5000 years ago. It was probably first used as a food. Records, however, show that ginseng was used for medicinal purposes over 3,000 years ago. The old Chinese Canon of Medicine states that ginseng strengthens the soul, brightens the eyes, opens the heart, expels evil, benefits understanding and if taken for prolonged periods of time will invigorate the body and prolong life. There was also a belief that the ginseng root resembled the human body!
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Because Chinese emperors revered ginseng and were more than willing to pay for ginseng with its weight in gold, a flourishing industry sprung up centuries ago, attracting diggers, traders and robbers. China’s demand for wild root afforded Korea the opportunity to maintain a thriving export business that dates back to the 3rd century AD. Unfortunately, this lucrative trade practically wiped out wild ginseng in Asia and eventually came to a halt. In the sixteenth century Korea started began experimenting and cultivated the world’s first farmed root.

Native American Nations - Power of Ginseng
In America, ginseng was used by several North American Indian nations. The Iroquois, the Menomonee, the Cherokee and the Creeks all valued ginseng for its curative powers and life enhancing capabilities. It is estimated that American settlers discovered ginseng in the mid 1700’s in New England. By the late 1700's shipments of ginseng were being sent to China and considerable fortunes were being made. By the mid 1850’s a half million pound were being harvested from America's wild ranges and exported to Asia. By the turn of the twentieth century, ginseng was almost extinct in this country. Over harvesting had almost wiped out American's natural range.

Early attempts to cultivate ginseng in America failed until the early 1900’s when many Eastern farmers began cultivating small gardens of the plant. The methods of ginseng cultivation spread West to the farms and woods of Wisconsin. Located in north central United States, Wisconsin has ideal growing conditions that make it a leader for ginseng production. Now known as “home of the World's Finest Ginseng Root” some say they used to be called the “Dairy State!”.

Revered by Half the World
As a slow growing perennial and a preference for deep forests ginseng became known throughout the world as ‘the plant that hides from man’. Ginseng’s unique properties and incredible popularity have lead to the over-hunting of wild ginseng and makes it hard for the ginseng to hide. In Asia, highly sought after wild ginseng has been hunted and harvested to near extinction.

Ginseng has fairs somewhat better in the United States partly due to the passage of protection laws which regulates it’s harvest. Still, there is very little wild ginseng left in America. Currently, 99% of the world ginseng crop is cultivated; grown in gardens and on small farms. A form of cultivated ginseng know as ‘woods-grown’ ginseng is also planted and cared in by farmers under the naturally sheltered conditions.

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The best American Ginseng comes from CornerMark and Hsu

Growing Ginseng
Types of Ginseng Species
Wisconsin Ginseng
Ancient Ginseng History
Ginseng Research
Health Benefits of Ginseng
World's Most Powerful Herb

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