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Root Diggers and Herb Gatherers: How Appalachia Helped Launch the Pharmaceutical Industry

Mars Hill University: Ferguson Health Sciences Center 211 Cascade Street, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Join author Luke Manget as he discusses his book, Ginseng Diggers: A History of Root and Herb Gathering in Appalachia (University of Kentucky Press, 2022). The book investigates how and why the Appalachian region became the United States’ most important supplier of wild medicinal plants, including ginseng, to the markets of the world. It also follows the diggers into […]

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