Ginseng is the root of plants in the genus Panax, such as Korean ginseng (P. ginseng), South Ginseng is found in cooler climates – Korean Peninsula, Northeast China, and Russian Far East, Canada and the United States, although Commercial ginseng is sold in over 35 countries, with China as the largest consumer.
Panax ginseng, the ginseng, also known as Asian ginseng, Chinese ginseng, or Korean Panax ginseng is native to mountainous regions of Russian Far East, Northeastern China, and the Korean Peninsula. It is a protected plant in Russia.
[A study on the origins of 'Korean ginseng']. [Article in Korean]. Yang JP(1), Yeo IS. Author information: (1)Department of Medical History, Yonsei University.