Use This Heal That: Mining For Gold? Nope. Ginseng!
Posted Aug 25 2011 6:00am
$400,000! This is highest price anyone has ever paid for a ginseng root. It was a 300-year-old root that was found in 2007. Some say that ginseng is worth the money. I’ll let you be the judge.
The proper name of ginseng is Panax Ginseng. The word Ginseng is derived from a Chinese term, which means “man root”. Most likely due to its signature appearance that resembles the limbs of a person. Panax shares the same origin as “panacea” meaning “all heal”. Put the all together and you get the “all-heal man root”.