Use: A root that boosts the immune system and helps fight the common cold. Ginseng has also be used for weight control, and as a general tonic and mental health stimulant.*
History: Ginseng was discovered over 5,000 years ago in the mountains of Manchuria, China. Though originally used as food, it quickly became known for its strength giving and rejuvenating powers, making it a highly sought after commodity. In 221 B.C. 3,000 foot soldiers were sent by the emperor Shongtjie to find wild ginseng. Any who returned empty handed were beheaded.