American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolium) grows wild in the hardwood forests of Eastern North America. The annual crop of Ginseng in the U.S. and Canada exceeds $25 million. Wild Ginseng is three times more expensive than the cultivated root. There is concern about wild ginseng survival due to overharvesting. The report discusses woods-grown ginseng, the natural habitat, harvesting, processing and marketing.