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Ridge Runner Trading is now certified organic!

Congratulations Ridge Runner Trading Co. Inc. on becoming Oregon Tilth Certified Organic as of March 2016! Checkout the "Products" page to see what organic ingredients are available for purchase. https://tilth.org/

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Plant of the Month

Aletris farinosa   This white flowering perennial is otherwise known commonly as Stargrass, Unicron Root, and Colic-Root. Aletris has a white flower that blooms May to August and has a leafless stem. Aletris is found in both dry and moist peat or sand.  It also aids in digestion, and has both anti-inflammatory and estrogenic properties.

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Congrats to Ridge Runner’s CEO Tony Hayes for being included on the AHPA American Ginseng Advisory Panel

AHPA-ERB Foundation | Engredea News & Analysis- The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Foundation for Education and Research on Botanicals (the AHPA-ERB Foundation) announced the formation of the American Ginseng Advisory Panel, representing the interests of researchers, educators, and harvesters. The Advisory Panel was established to provide expertise on the development and maintenance ...

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Boone Man Becomes First To Receive Felony for Poaching Ginseng on Private Property in North Carolina

High Country Press Article By: Jesse Wood Dec. 1, 2014.  "On Monday, a Boone man was convicted of a felony for poaching ginseng, and the agricultural community is applauding the felony conviction, which they say is the first of its kind for an offense on private property in North Carolina. David E. Presnell ...

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NC man sentenced for ginseng poaching in the Smokies

From Asheville Citizen-Times "A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a repeat American ginseng poacher to more than five months in jail for the illegal possession or harvesting of the plant, the Department of Justice announced. Billy Joe Hurley, 46, of Bryson City, admitted to illegally possessing 83 American ginseng roots he dug ...

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Forest Service ginseng permits stay at reduced level

From Asheville Citizen-Times Melissa Fryar is rather particular about the precious ginseng roots she will purchase as the health and beauty care manager at French Broad Food Co-op. That means she accepts no ginseng that walks in, freshly dug, from a seller right off the street. And she especially wouldn’t buy roots ...

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Botanical Ingredients on the Rise

From Natural Products Insider Botanical supplements are more popular than ever. Due to the emerging interest in herbal medicine, consumers demand pure and potent products. Testing ingredients for adulterants and contaminants is of utmost importance as the implications of a contaminated supplement can be harmful. Read more...

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Ginseng Now, No Flu Later?

From Prevention If you get battered by frequent respiratory infections, consider taking a daily dose of ginseng—starting now. Taking ginseng regularly well in advance of the germy fall and winter seasons can help prevent colds, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), finds new research published in the journal Nutrients. Read more...

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