National Ginseng and Amazon are two companies that sell wild ginseng root, according to their websites. As of 2015, prices for wild ginseng range from $40 to $160 per ounce.
Wild ginseng is sown and harvested in natural woodlands, states National Ginseng. Due to high demand, wild ginseng is classified as threatened or endangered in some states, explains WebMD. Patients take ginseng as an oral treatment for infections, such as dysentery and infections common in cystic fibrosis and HIV/AIDS patients. Ginseng might also reduce flu and cold symptoms, according to some evidence. There is not enough evidence for its effectiveness against other conditions, such as anemia, high blood pressure and rheumatoid arthritis.