In the year of 1702, a French Jesuit priest, Father Jartoux, was in Manchuria, a province of China when he observed the Chinese use of ginseng. In his writings he described the wonder plant in sufficient detail to fascinate another Jesuit priest, Father Lafitau. Father Lafitau, working among the Indians in Canada, deduced that since the climate in Canada was similar to Manchuria, that he might be able to find the same plant growing there.
In 1716, with the assistance of Native Indian, Father Lafitau found wild North American Ginseng near Montreal Canada. Having soon realized the value of ginseng to the Chinese, the French paid Canadian Indians to dig all they could find and ship to China.
This discovery sparked a “ginseng rush” between Canada and China. The trade soon crossed over the border into the States. In 1880’s, as wild ginseng was already becoming scarce, ginseng cultivation was encouraged. Mr. George Station in New York is generally recognized as the first ginseng commercial grower in North America.
Wisconsin State is the main growing area in The United States. In 1976, Ontario of Canada started its first North American Ginseng cultivation. In the fall of 1982, the first commercial planting of North American Ginseng was started in British Columbia Canada.
The climate in Kamloops makes for perfect conditions to grow American Ginseng. Our ginseng is grown on the fertile soils of the Kamloops Valley. This unique agricultural region couples with both the perfect climate and the most meticulous agricultural practices help us to produce only the best quality ginseng root.
The ginseng product is shipped worldwide to Canadian, North American, European and Asian market. Majestic Ginseng Products are grown and manufactured right here in Kamloops, so come and take a free tour of the processing facility and learn all about the amazing natural root which is used to help de-stress and keep your body in top condition