Getting To The Root Of It All … With “Ginseng Diggers”
In the forests of Appalachia, you’ll find ginseng.
In the 1800’s, the cultivation of the wild herb - known for its medicinal properties - built a global trade.
Luke Manget is assistant professor of history at Dalton State College in Dalton, Georgia.
He dug into all this - and more - in his recent book: “Ginseng Diggers: A History of Root and Herb Gathering in Appalachia,” published by The University Press of Kentucky.