Chinese medicine uses ginseng to treat almost everything you can think of. It's supposed to be a miracle herb of some sort. Well, this herb has become so popular that the ginseng that grows in the forest here in the mountains where I live is now worth a lot of money.
There was a time when people would walk past the stuff like it was nothing. Now people are selling it for money, and other people are sneaking around trying to steal it off other people's property. I don't know how well the herb or root actually works, but it's obvious that there are a lot of people out there who think it works pretty well.