Saturday, October 31, 2009
Photo Courtesy of Thairath
KANCHANABURI – Recent hype about a licentious, ginseng root has brought residents to the woods in Kanchanaburi. Interest in the herb began from a rumor that it skyrockets the sex drive.
Armed with digging tools, villagers went in search of the strange plant. Apparently, when it is boiled and drank as a tea, the ginseng dilates blood vessels, elevates core energy, and gets your genitals jumping! Some merchants have already introduced the herb as a new product, selling it at markets for 1,000 baht per root.
The erotic ginseng was discovered by an anonymous local historian who refused to reveal his name. Many old people in the villages are spreading rumors that the plant was brought to the town by an allied army in the Second World War. It was used to keep soldiers on their feet. Thais, though, seem to place focus on the sexual benefits of the root. Many old people are purchasing the ginseng in hope of seeing their good old days return.
The districts chief said that the discovery is highly valuable and should be preserved for generations to come.
Writer: Adrian Tse & Chet Chetchotisak
Posted by Adrian Tse at 10:30 AM