West Virginia's Ginseng season begins in less than two weeks, running from September 1 to November 30.

Mountain State natives have been harvesting the root as a cash crop for at least 200 years.

In 2002, more than 6,400 pounds of ginseng were harvested in West Virginia.

It sold for more than $2 million.

Read about the ups and downs of the herb, using the keyword GINSENG on the Herald's SEARCH engine.

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