Friday, November 5, 2010

APPAL-ASIAN GINSENG on PBS

Appal-Asian Ginseng
Sunday, November 21 at 10:30 p.m.
on WV PBS and WV PBS.HD
Deeply embedded in the cultural traditions of Appalachia and prized around the world for its healing attributes, ginseng has gone from lowly folk remedy to cult-status treatment. In China, people will buy ginseng even if it means they will run out of money for food. This new documentary explores the unusual connection between West Virginia and Asia because of this mysterious root, and examines the effects that high demand, loss of habitat, and changing climate are having on its survival.

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