I bought ginseng roots at the ebay.com portal (written as red korean ginseng root 6years), but cultivated (supposedly) near the Korean border in China ( EXTRACT Panax Korean Red Ginseng Root, Chinese Herb ). It has been on sale for a long time. Do not you know its quality? Are you interested in sending a test sample?
the ebay salesperson and the goods you are asking for can build a certain hardiness that makes you entertained. Being a Chinese is evident not only from the fact that the item is sent from Chongqing , but also from its English (Chinglish), which shines where the author copies the text thousands of times on the Internet with his own work. When I see "How use: ...", I know exactly what Chinese words the salesman meant: "Want me jong: ...".
Purchase of ginseng in China
We will not ridicule the Chinese to ignore the English language. But the vendor should at least be careful to have the goods properly named. In the heading stands the "100g, EXTRACT Panax Korean Red Ginseng Root, Chinese Herb", sic. Thanks to him, I would never buy a vendor because, due to the word "EXTRACT", I would not know if I get roots or some extract. Images with roots could easily be copied from the web, just like the English description of ginseng. You probably know that the vendor really sends all the roots of a young Chinese ginseng to meet your expectations. A little surprised but probably those customers who would really like to buy the extract by title ...
Let's move from the internet sales technique to the goods themselves. You do not have to send samples. I know exactly what this is about. If you went through the Shanghai Marketplace, you would see this type of ginseng as a regular item for hundreds of vendors. You hold a 2-year or 3-year-old red ginseng containing 2-8% panaxoside (the precise number can not be determined, the quality of this ginseng varies greatly) that may contain and possibly contain no pesticides and other harmful substances. I'm not going to do that for all other Internet dealers who have copied the same English text as our ebay salesman to their ginseng description. By 10 February 2011, according to Google, exactly 4180. If you are interested in comparing prices of ginseng on the Internet, their list will certainly be useful to you. You can get started from cheapenglish.com.
If you have the impression that China's order purchases ginseng somehow in a straightforward and more favorable way, then you know that the main credibility of the ginseng market arises in China itself and is not a matter of import. In Communist China, whether awe or unfortunately, market mechanisms work as they did a hundred years ago . With herbs, it means that immediately after harvest the speculators buy all available ginseng on the market and store it in the hope that its price rises. Whether or not they want to meet this wish (and that is true for 2010/11), the ginseng will finally have to sell, and take the poison to always send customers the oldest ones in stock. Just as it is today, it works with other Chinese herbs. That year (autumn 2010), the Chinese government has issued a law against the speculation and accumulation of agricultural crops , but its compliance with the herbs can not be enforced. Speculation with herbs has happened in China, where casinos are forbidden, a kind of game they all play, from rich to small shoppers . Even if our ebay salesman was not from Chong-ching, a thousand miles away from the Manchu source, I'd know you were buying from the speculator. The only way you can buy real ginseng right now is to go to the Manchurian farm and make a treat that the harvest will be yours ...
Korean Ginseng or Korea Insam?
Let's move from the market to "Korean Ginseng" that our ebay businessman has in his ginseng name. This is another common mistake today. After all, a young ginseng is not even out of Korea. For that reason, the Korean Ministry of Agriculture had to register Korea Insam ™ , because practically all Chinese people have already begun to call their ginseng "Korean" on the pretext that Korean ginseng is the English generic name of the plant. The word "Korean" is generic, ie unpatentable, and its proper use can not be legally enforced. That 'North Korea near its origin', as our salesman writes at the headline of the description, is always so. Indeed, all of Manchuria is "near the Korean border" when it is compared with Tibet or the Ugur Autonomous Region within the PRC. The core of Korea Insam ™ is not as geographically as Korea's supervision of cultivation and processing - in fact, up to three quarters of Korean Insam ™ ginseng is grown today in Manchuria, and only about a quarter in Korea itself (source: Fu Chang, personal communications). The same is ginseng, which is the result of the legitimate distrust of the Taiwanese towards their mainland souls . Photographs of the Korea Insam ™ 6-year-old patch, as well as its comparison with the cheaper Taiwan Taiwan TCM Liangem, can be found here .
I replied to your best of consciousness and conscience so that it would illuminate the situation for you and other readers. I have already made my period of acquaintance with Chinese herbs and the peculiarities of their sales to a certain extent. In this answer and overall on the site adaptogeny.cz I provide information that nobody else provides in such a concentrated form. But I can not force anyone to trust me. Look, surf, experiment, if you have time and patience. In time, perhaps you will recognize that my main motivation is not to defend my personal interests, but to defend my personal interests in such a broad sense that it partly involves you.