Saving Wild American Ginseng
American Ginseng is an amazing American medicinal plant of great value to rural communities, as a sustainable non-timber resource for both landowners and the National Forest Service, and if managed and protected, ginseng can be a sustainable source of wild medicine for future generations.
United Plant Savers acknowledges the incredible historic role that ginseng has played in the American economy and lives of rural Appalachian culture. Those that have grown up in the culture of harvesting medicinal plants are also those that have planted the seeds of ginseng and replenished the woods. United Plant Savers encourages the stewardship of medicinal plants that has been passed down from generation to generation.
What can you do to help?
1) Become a member of United Plant Savers and stay informed on issues related to conservation of medicinal plants. Join UpS here.
2) Sign our Change.org online petition
, demonstrate that you care about the future of wild American ginseng and you would like to see state and federal agencies devote more efforts towards preservation of an important American herb.
3) Grow ginseng! Perhaps you have wild ginseng on your land, consider joining our Botanical Sanctuary Network
for the conservation of native medicinal plants.