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Ginseng, the Divine Root: The Curious History of the Plant That Captivated the World

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Ginseng, the Divine Root: The Curious History of the Plant That Captivated the World - Taylor, David A
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In the tradition of "Nathaniel's Nutmeg and "Tulipomania comes the epic story of an ancient, elusive herb with legendary curative powers that have enticed and mystified us for centuries. Prized for centuries by Chinese emperors, Native American healers, and black market smugglers, ginseng launched the rise to power of China's last great and influential dynasty; inspired battles between France and England; precipitated America's first trade with China; fostered the study of comparative anthropology; was collected and traded ...

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Ginseng, the Divine Root: The Curious History of the Plant That Captivated the World 2006, Algonquin Books

ISBN-13: 9781565124011

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