Appalachian Center for Ethnobotanical Studies. The Appalachian Center for Ethnobotanical Studies focuses on research and conservation of harvested plant species in the Appalachian region.
The American Herbal Products Association. The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is a national trade organization focused on the trade of herbs and herbal products.
CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. CITES is an international agreement among countries to control the trade of species, which may be threatened by harvest. Follow this link for a ginseng-specific CITES listing.
Dr. Jeanine Davis's web site at North Carolina State University. Dr. Jeanine Davis is an associate professor in the Department of horticultural science at N.C. State University. Dr. Jeanine Davis web site is an excellent source for information on sustainable and organic agricultural practices for a wide variety of species, including American ginseng. Here is Dr. Davis' web site specific to ginseng and woodland herbs.
Fish and Wildlife Service. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages ginseng harvest and sale in many states. The Fish and Wildlife Service has a ginseng-specific link. You may also want to check out the Fish and Wildlife Service's endangered species program. Search for 'ginseng' to find conservation information specific to ginseng.
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service. Supported by a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service, the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service provides important information and assistance to practitioners of sustainable agriculture. Search for the keyword ‘ginseng’ to see ginseng-specific information.
Roots of Appalachia Growers Association. Roots of Appalachia Growers Association primarily provides information on growing and sale of medicinal herbs, but this site also seeks to increase public awareness of the value of these medicinal plants, and encourage conservation of local wild populations.
United Plant Savers. United Plant Savers is an organization dedicated to the preservation of medicinal plants, as well as the tradition of harvest and use of these species in the U.S. and Canada.
USDA Plants Database. The USDA Plants Database gives information on plant taxonomic classification, distribution, and conservation status. Follow this link to the USDA Plants Database listing for American ginseng.
Web MD. Our web site is dedicated to providing information on the ecology and conservation of wild American ginseng. For this reason we have included little information on the health benefits of ginseng. If you are interested in learning more about ginseng's medicinal qualities, you may want to start at a reputable on-line medical guide, such as Web MD, and simply search for 'ginseng'.
Wildgrown.com. Wildgrown.com provides information on wild-simulated ginseng farming, sustainable and legal harvest of ginseng, and much more!