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On the trail for rare, wild ginseng

Steve Haruch, WPLN
Steve Haruch, WPLN

Ginseng has been cultivated for thousands of years for its medicinal benefits, but it’s now endangered which makes it extremely valuable. In fact, even though Tennessee researchers have found a patch and are studying it, they won’t share the location.

Steve Haruch of the podcast “This is Nashville” at WPLN went out scouting with a ginseng researcher and reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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