Smithsonian American Ginseng Project

I am currently a member of an American Ginseng research team with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. My role as an illustrator on the team is to translate our findings into interesting visuals to engage with a broader audience.

This watercolor illustration shows the way the root grows to look like a man, which is the reason behind the nickname “Man Root”".

Illustration to explain the differences between Asian Ginseng (considered to have “yang” healing properties) and American Ginseng (possessing “yin” medicinal properties).

Rosalie Haizlett Illustration | All Rights Reserved 2019