How To Select Ginseng?
WHAT IS GINSENG?

i) By Age

The age of the ginseng is determined by the number of nodes or rings in the head area of the ginseng. The age of the ginseng increases as the number of nodes or rings increase.


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ii) By Root Condition and General Appearance

Discolouration in the root area of the ginseng (see first picture on the left) indicates sick roots and an inferior quality ginseng. A healthy or good quality ginseng would not have any discolouration in the root area (see picture in the middle). The general appearance (i.e. the skin condition) of the ginseng is not an indicator of health. Ginseng with scratched skin but no root discolouration (see picture on the right) is still a healthy ginseng.

Bad Roots - 
Ring is Discoloured
  Good Roots -
Ring is White and Clean
  Scratched Skin but Healthy

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iii) Not Genuine North American Ginseng
Molded Root -
Created From a Mold
  Precut Head   Ontario Ginseng -
Natural Head

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