Amazon.com and WildGrown.com list current prices for wild American ginseng on their websites. As of 2015, prices for wild American ginseng range from $40 to $160 per ounce, according to Amazon.com and WildGrown.com.
Wild American ginseng is a perennial plant harvested without pesticides from hardwood forests, explains WildGrown.com. People ingest ginseng root to treat a variety of medical conditions, including infections, stress, insomnia and headaches, though there is insufficient evidence supporting its effectiveness as of 2015, according to WebMD.
Wild American ginseng is considered endangered or threatened in some states due to high demand, states WebMD. Some national forests and state-owned lands require a permit to harvest wild ginseng, and national parks do not allow any ginseng harvesting, states National Ginseng.