Ginseng, the King of Herbs, is so valuable that large-scale harvesting operations can easily earn profits of hundreds of millions of dollars.
The Kuandian Manchu autonomous county was approved as a ginseng industry demonstration county by Liaoning province, according to the Kuandian forestry bureau on Dec 10, 2012. By 2015, the ginseng industry in the county will realize an output value of 5.6 billion yuan ($896 million) and promote higher income for local peasants.
After years of practice, wild ginseng cultivation techniques in the region are advanced and widely employed. “Kuandian Shizhu ginseng” has been authorized as a national geographical indication and Kuandian has been named as “The First County of Shizhu Ginseng” by the China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine.