Whole, cleaned root from the exotic, coveted, glamourous crinkled root of Panax quinquefolius. Through the centuries, its diverse medicinal benefits have been extolled. Recent clinical studies continue to indicate remarkable effects on stress, endurance, radiation damage and heart disease.We purchase this directly from a Wisconsin grower to verify its purity and quality. This is the finest available. It has 2-3 times higher potency in total Ginsenosides than Korean ginseng. The roots range from 3-4 years old. The valuable prongs and fibers are intact. One of our customers recommends placing a thin root slice between lip and gum for most effective results. Others brew Ginseng tea.