GINSENG, THE DIVINE ROOT

GINSENG, THE DIVINE ROOT

By: Taylor, David A

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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 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.

Title: GINSENG, THE DIVINE ROOT

Author Name: Taylor, David A

Categories: Health & Diet, Herbs,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: Algonquin Books: 2006

ISBN Number: 1565124014

ISBN Number 13: 9781565124011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 89288

Description: Like New Hardcover with Dust Jacket. No wear, no tears. No marks or writing. No remainder mark; not price-clipped. First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Scan shows actual copy.

Keywords: Ginseng - Therapeutic Use Herbs - Therapeutic Uses,