In 1979 I left my world as a deep-sea diver and moved to a remote mountain deep in the Ozark forest near Parthenon, Arkansas to grow ginseng. The first eight years I lived the life of a hermit, very seldom leaving my cabin except to buy supplies. The time was spent tending my ginseng gardens, growing and collecting wild herbs and studying their medicinal uses. In 1987 I made my first venture to the outside world with my little box of herbal mixtures to share with those who needed them. The response was encouraging and soon the little box had grown to a truck load and my study had become more intense and by 1992 I had earned the degree of Doctor of Naturopathy and was traveling coast to coast selling my remedies and giving lectures at colleges, medical conventions, and health expos. This continued until 1998 when I decided that nineteen years living on top of a mountain like a hermit was enough and moved down to Hot Springs, Ark. to be near the healing waters and to make it easier for people to have access to my remedies. Of course I still have my ginseng gardens up in Parthenon and last fall I harvested for the first time some of the ginseng roots that I planted in 1979 and 1980. This is the best ginseng on the market, nowhere else can you buy 30 year old ginseng at any where near my price. 20 year old wild ginseng sells for $60. for 100 capsules. With ginseng the older the root the more potent it is and therefore more valuable. This that I offer you is just as good as the wild ginseng, it grows in the same way, under the same conditions, and in the same place as the wild, but since I planted the seeds it is classified as "Woods-grown", which means that it has never been cultivated or fertilized or otherwise tended to during it's growth and was allowed to grow wild but the seeds were planted by man instead of being scattered by wild animals.