Ginseng, the Divine Root: The Curious History of the Plant That Captivated the World (2020)

Ginseng, the Divine Root: The Curious History of the Plant That Captivated the World David A.Taylor Ginseng the Divine Root The Curious History of the Plant That Captivated the World The story behind ginseng is as remarkable as the root itself Prized for its legendary curative powers ginseng launched the rise to power of China s last great dynasty inspired battles between France
  • Title: Ginseng, the Divine Root: The Curious History of the Plant That Captivated the World
  • Author: David A.Taylor
  • ISBN: 9781565124011
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Paperback
Ginseng, the Divine Root: The Curious History of the Plant That Captivated the World David A.Taylor The story behind ginseng is as remarkable as the root itself Prized for its legendary curative powers, ginseng launched the rise to power of China s last great dynasty inspired battles between France and England and sparked a boom in Minnesota comparable to the California Gold Rush It has made and broken the fortunes of many and has inspired a subculture in rural AmeriThe story behind ginseng is as remarkable as the root itself Prized for its legendary curative powers, ginseng launched the rise to power of China s last great dynasty inspired battles between France and England and sparked a boom in Minnesota comparable to the California Gold Rush It has made and broken the fortunes of many and has inspired a subculture in rural America unrivaled by any herb in the plant kingdom Today ginseng is at the very center of alternative medicine, believed to improve stamina, relieve stress, stimulate the immune system, enhance mental clarity, and restore well being It is now being studied by medical researchers for the treatment of cancer, diabetes, and Parkinson s disease In Ginseng, the Divine Root, David Taylor tracks the path of this fascinating plant from the forests east of the Mississippi to the bustling streets of Hong Kong and the remote corners of China He becomes immersed in a world full of wheelers, dealers, diggers, and stealers, all with a common goal to hunt down the elusive Root of Life Weaving together his intriguing adventures with ginseng s rich history, Taylor uncovers a story of international crime, ancient tradition, botany, herbal medicine, and the vagaries of human nature.
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  1. Rj

    Written in a manner that has become popular with journalists Taylor traces the history of ginseng, specifically wild ginseng and how it is harvested in North America and Asia The narrative allows Taylor to meet people all along the eastern Appalachians who depend on the root to help them get by It is an interesting read.

  2. Hannah

    This book could have used a lot editing, and a organized structure, but the truth is that the story of ginseng itself really lacks in drama I ve read a number of pop non fiction books about single plants or ingredients, and while many have had their flaws, the subject matter was at least interesting I feel like, having read an entire book about ginseng, my understanding of it is roughly the same as it was before the Chinese value the root for its medicinal properties, although Western clinical [...]

  3. Mike Maurer

    This is an excellent book to understand the history of ginseng in North America Yes, dear readers, ginseng digging goes back to the colonial days American ginseng found a ready market in Asia and has been exporting ever since An amazing cast of characters is met up and down the Appalachians that have some interest in ginseng The author kept my interest as he moved through the supply chain of ginseng in the US, from the growers, to the diggers poachers , to the agents that export it.I like readin [...]

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