Types of Ginseng
Wild Ginseng Root
Wild ginseng (Panax quinquefolium) grows wild
in the eastern half of North America. It is a perennial herb that inhabits hardwood
forests. It grows on well-drained, north-and east-facing slopes in predominantly
porous, humus-rich soils. Ginseng also grows on southwest-facing slopes, in soil
where sand or clay is characteristic, and in forests with conifers and softwoods,
but most wild populations thrive in upland, north-and east-facing woods where
shade and loam soils are typical.
In addition to our cultivated ginseng, Rainey Ginseng
usually has wild root available for purchase at our online
Cultivated Canadian Ginseng
CANADIAN (aka American) Ginseng is commercially grown in various areas
of Canada and Eastern North America, but not quite as sucessfully as in a small
area in Southwestern Ontario near the town of Waterford. This is the area where
Rainey Ginseng has been farming ginseng root for over
The intensive farming of field-cultivated ginseng is an expensive venture, requiring
valuable land, high-cost artificial shade and costly maintenance for four or five
years before a harvest. A quality American Ginseng harvest requires a dedicated, experienced grower.
Three generations of Raineys have proven that dedication
Soil and climate conditions unique to this particular area in Ontario gives Rainey
ginseng a unique taste, very desirable to consumers of quality root. Indeed, the
vast majority of our root is sold to the highly discriminating Oriental market.
Now, with online shopping, this superior quality product can be shipped anywhere
and delivered to your door in a matter of days.
our store and see what we have to offer.
This Asian root has a warming effect on the
body, the opposite to North American ginseng which has a cooling effect. Korean
(Chinese) Ginseng is not recommended for those with high blood pressure or hypertension.
Eleutherococcus senticosus is not a true ginseng,
but is a related plant. It is inexpensive and generally not considered as potent
as true ginseng.
Links to other informative and interesting websites
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of Ginseng in the Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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