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The records state that during the Samguksa period in 734AD (the 33rd year of King Seongdeok, Shilla) 200 wild ginsengs were presented to King Hyeonje of Tang revealing that wild ginseng was already in abundant existence at Sobaeksan (Mountain) from the Shilla period.  It started during the reign of King Jungjong in the Jeseon Dynasty when Ju, Se-bung (Shinjae) devised the human cultivation and production of ginseng where previously there was exclusive dependence on wild ginseng. To satisfy the demand, he searched nationwide for places with similar soil and climatic conditions to where the ginseng was naturally growing, and with...

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  Fresh Ginseng Roots There are non-dried ginseng gatthered from the fields containing 70-75% internal & external moisture. 4-6 year old ginseng roots are harvested & gathered, and these form the raw materials for all ginseng products. White Ginseng RootsThere are peeled ginseng roots dried to a moisture level of less than 14% and are light yellow in color. They are classified into 4 types in accordance with their shapes: the straight type, bent type, and the semi-bent type. Red Ginseng RootsThere are 4-6 year old ginseng roots that are steamed, and have light red, yellow, brown color tones. They are classified as...

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Asian ginseng comes from the plant Panax Ginseng whose botanical name is derived from the Greek word panacea, meaning "cures everything" and the word ginseng meaning "man-like"due to its appearance of some roots. Ginseng has been known as herbal medicines, called as "longevity grass", used in the Asian countries as a tonic, fatigue relief, preventing aging, improvement of circulation, protecting liver, etc. for thousands years. When it comes to ginseng farming, Korea is generally evaluated to be suited best for cultivation of ginseng in term of climate, soil and other natural environment.Ginseng is not all the same. The Korean ginseng...

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KOREA'S REPUTATION FOR THE WORLD'S TOP -QUALITY GINSENGTo tackle the crisis in the Korean ginseng industry, we will come forward to play a crucial role in restoring Korean ginseng's reputation.GROWING CHALLENGE FROM FOREIGN GINSENGNow, foreign ginseng seriously challenges Korean ginseng in both domestic and global markets. According to the statistics of the Korea Agro-Fisheries Trade Corporation, exports hit a peak of US $165 million in 1990, the figure has decreased every year to last year's US $89.16 million.GLOBAL MARKET SHARE OF FOREIGN GINSENGKorean ginseng - panax ginseng  still has a tiny global market share of 1 percent, while China's panax...

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