Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3835


Forest cultivated ginseng in Korea: All cure medicinal plants

Hyoungmin Suh1, Se Myung Seo 2, Su Young Woo2* and Dong-Sup Lee3
1Institute of Taerim, Sabeol, Sangju, Kyungbuk 742-962, Republic of Korea. 2Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of Seoul, Seoul, 130-743, Republic of Korea. 3Department of Forest Resources, Kyungbuk National University Sangju, 742-711, Republic of Korea.
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  •  Accepted: 30 November 2010
  •  Published: 16 October 2011


Forest cultivated ginseng, Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer, is an important pharmaceutical plant in North Eastern Asia. The Korean peninsula is the best place to grow ginseng because the plant has stringent requirements for growth, such as high precipitation during the summer and an appropriately low minimum winter temperature. Advantageously, forest cultivated ginseng requires little maintenance. Naturally shaded, well drained soil helps ginseng grow in forest habitats. It has been shown that net photosynthetic rates of forest ginseng plants grown in mountain forests are reduced as the plant ages.


Key words: Forest cultivated ginseng, medicinal plants, Korea, Panax ginseng.