Ginseng, also known as “Man Root” or “Root of Life”, has been an important part of Chinese and Korean cultures for thousands of years. Today, ginseng is increasingly popular in the United States as well as in Europe for its calming properties. The health benefits of ginseng are numerous; the root has been cited for increasing a sense of well-being and stamina. It is also thought to improve both mental and physical performance, and is a homeopathic treatment for erectile dysfunction, Hepatitis C, lowering blood glucose, controlling blood pressure, and symptoms related to menopause. Ginseng requires shade up to 82% of the time, and flourishes in colder areas. For these reasons, one may find wooded areas of northern part of China ideal for the cultivation of ginseng. Please allow 15 minutes of preparation time.