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Ginseng, Goldenseal, and Other Native Roots



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By Katherine L. Adam

Published: 2004

Updated: 2004

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Introduction

Native U.S. ginseng (and related species), goldenseal, and other medicinal roots are exported or used domestically in products regulated by the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act. Most such crops are raised under contract by experienced growers. Some roots are organically raised. Since 2002 U.S. federal law has reserved the commercial term 'ginseng'; for Panax species. This publication discusses production and marketing of ginseng and panax relatives, goldenseal, blue and black cohosh.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ginseng
Panax Relatives
Goldenseal
Black Cohosh
Blue Cohosh
Conclusion
References
Further Resources

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