It usually sells for 50 to 70 a dry lb and a lb is very hard to add up the roots are extremely light and has the smell of vicks vapor rub. I don't know about out your way but here they seem to "dot" the woods. You might find one then find another 20 feet away then another 200 ft away with 2 babies, and so on throughout a day in the woods I usually collect around 20 or so roots in one outing. Ginseng is more plentiful than this stuff. I'm not sure what they use it for but an old couple I met once said they use or used it at one time for colds but I would not advise that, from what I have read about it its pretty toxic and the dosage is hard to caculate. But they swore by it to get rid of a cold.