Ginseng is found in North America and in eastern Asia (mostly Korea, northeast China, Bhutan, eastern Siberia), typically in cooler climates. Ginseng, the traditional cure-all, has been said to relieve almost every ailment from anxiety to cancer according to traditional Chinese medicine. At present, several Asian countries are prescribing this particular type of Ginseng as treatment for several illnesses, including heart conditions and to enhance overall health.
Growing Korean Red Ginseng
To stratify the ginseng seeds place them in between 2 equal layers of sand. Cover the container with a cloth and refrigerate the seeds for 6 months.
After 6 to 8 months are over, remove the seeds from refrigerator. Some of the seeds may have decayed; discard them. The seeds that have grown in size and started sprouting will be best for planting.
Ginseng can be grown as a potted plant. Take 8 inches of well draining soil in a pot. Plant the seeds 3 inches under the soil.
Water the ginseng regularly for 6 months because that is the time it will sprout and grow into a plant.
Ginseng plants like moderate sunshine. So keep them in indirect sunlight every day. You might notice some fresh berries of ginseng a year after planting the seeds.
You can harvest these berries immediately.
The healthiest part of the ginseng is the root. It takes about 6-8 years for the root to mature. But you can use the leaves and fruits as and when they appear.