The fleshy root of a slow-growing perennial plant, ginseng is one of the world’s oldest and most popular herbal medicines. Koreans love ginseng for its health-giving properties and we use it sparingly, because it’s usually quite expensive. Find it in the refrigerated section of Korean grocery stores. It can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
fresh ginseng for sale in front of a herbal medicine shop on Jongno, Seoul