Wild American Ginseng is the rarest and most treasured of all the roots grown in North America. Imperial Elixir's American Woodsgrown Ginseng is closest to wild and is Certified Organic. American Ginseng seeds are planted on Appalachian slopes shaded by oak, maple and poplar trees and left to grow in the wild for six years. Because they grow naturally in their own environment, Woodsgrown roots tend to be more potent than cultivated roots. Ginseng made from Woodsgrown roots are more adaptogenic, while stimulating vitality and enhancing stamina in a cooling fashion. American Woodsgrown Ginseng is a favorite nutritional supplement for athletes, as well as people under stress.