Ginseng, the Divine Root
Ginseng, The Divine Root uncovers an epic tale of herbal medicine and the plant prized for centuries by emperors, healers, and smugglers. Collected by Daniel Boone, ginseng was one of North America’s first major exports to Asia. The book tracks the plant through one season, following its wild ride from remote forests in Appalachia to markets in China, a journey laced with crime, myths, gourmet cuisine, pop culture, and continental drift.
Praise for ‘Ginseng, the Divine Root’
A “fascinating tour… a master storyteller.”
“An engaging cultural history.”
—The Brooklyn Eagle
“An excellent job. I would highly recommend this book … reminds me of Michael Pollan, author of The Botany of Desire and The Omnivore’s Dilemma.”
“An intelligent, wide-ranging account.”