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How To Hunt For Ginseng

We all have heard of several different plants and herbs etc that help in treating different diseases and they are useful when it comes to maintaining a healthy life. Now, if you are someone well aware of these herbs and roots etc then we are pretty sure of the fact that you’ve heard about Ginseng too. It’s nothing like any other herb that you’ve seen before and its effects are truly magical.

Before starting with the topic of today on how to hunt for Ginseng, let’s first talk a bit about this herb and what it actually is. Ginseng is basically a plant, and its roots have been used by the traditional Chinese for several years now to treat different diseases and health conditions. It’s a slow growing plant that comes with fleshy roots, and it basically is classified into three types that all depend on the time for which it is grown.

Now, if you are looking for ways and tips for hunting Ginseng then you probably already know it’s benefits and what advantages it comes with. It benefits the brain, it treats cancer and on top of it, it’s used for relaxation and stress relief. So, now coming back to the topic of today, let’s have a look at the tips and ways to hunt Ginseng.

1-Hunting during the season

There are total of 19 states where you can find Ginseng and the rest of the states are banned when it comes to the growth of Ginseng. You can find it in these states,Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. So, if you want to hunt it on your own then you’ve got to be present in any one of the above mentioned states, and if you aren’t then you can refer to this company and order it as they’ve got the best variety of Ginseng. If it’s for the states then contact the agriculture department and then ask them for the appropriate time for hunting.

2-Look for other companion plants

If you want to find Ginseng then we’d suggest you to look for the other companion plants that grow in the same habitat just like Ginseng. You see those “companion plants” can be an indication of where you can find Ginseng, and there are even chances that you will see Ginseng at the exact same place where the companion plants are. Speaking of the companion plants, you need to look for, “(Trillium spp.), bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides -blue, Actaea racemosa-black), goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis), and Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum).

3-Identification of the Ginseng plant

Know that Ginseng plant comes with a single stem and it has a whorl at the end. Also, if the plant has fully grown then you will see that there are some whitish green flowers grown around it. Each leaf of the Ginseng plant comes with 6 more leaflets on it, and the best part is that these flowers end up producing red berries. These are few indicators of the Ginseng plant so make sure to identify these and then hunt for it.


These are a few ways to hunt for Ginseng, and again, first you need to be present in the area where this plant grows, or if you cannot go and hunt it yourself then we will suggest you to order it online to save yourself from the struggle.