American Ginseng Pharm Regional Center is an agroforestry enterprise located in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of New York State focused on cultivating wild-simulated American ginseng.
American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) is arguably the most valuable non-timber forest crop in Eastern North America. For three hundred years, this native understory herb has been harvested and sold to East Asia for use as medicine. As wild American ginseng plants do not replace themselves until they have reached an average age of ten years or older (McGraw 2017), centuries of harvest have left us with fragmented wild populations.
Wild-simulated ginseng production is the practice of planting ginseng where it will thrive on its own: in the forests where wild ginseng naturally grows. This is not a new concept. People have been stewarding wild populations and replanting ripe berries for centuries. In fact, seed from field-grown operations has been for sale to the public since at least the late 19th century, when field-grown production became widespread.
American Ginseng Pharm’s objective is to become the leader of the Ginseng Agricultural and supplement production industry. With our vertically integrated operational model, we can offer direct and strict control of the quality of our agricultural products. This way we can control how our herbal ingredients are farmed and know exactly what is going into the manufacturing of our end product. We stand by our products, which with our strong guarantees of quality and safety as well as transparency in its production will allow us to help people and generate fair margins.