Ginseng has long been known for its remedial effects and it is not anonymous to the Chinese community where the ancestors used it as a tonic and restorative medicine since 5,000 years ago. With the aim to create awareness on Korean red ginseng and how it benefits Malaysians’ health and wellbeing, Korea Ginseng Corporation (KGC) is spearheading Malaysia’s first CheongKwanJang Seminar 2017 with the support from its local partner KMT Trading Sdn. Bhd. as well as Korea Trade & Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) Kuala Lumpur, sharing their deep-rooted search on Korean red ginseng.
Speaking at the Malaysia 1st CheongKwanJang Seminar media briefing, Park Jin, Senior Manager of Department, Korea Ginseng Corporation said, “The company sees the importance of educating the local traditional Chinese medicine stores owners and fellow distribution partners to understand the benefits of Korean red ginseng and how it helps in overall health.”
“Traditionally, ginseng has been taken for a range of medical conditions and was often referred as an elixir to improve one’s health and wellbeing. At Korea Ginseng Corporation, we aspire to showcase our 118 years of legacy in producing clean and intact raw ginseng through our systematic ginseng cultivation and processing methodology – from the ideal growing environment, quality manufacturing to optimizing the efficacies of Korean red ginseng through the research and development, “said Park.
Depending on the state of processing, the unprocessed ginseng becomes red ginseng when it is repeatedly steamed and dried until it has a brown or red hue. It preserves well as it is easy to store for a long time without affecting its quality. Red ginseng is known to boost immune system, help in the recovery from fatigue, support blood circulation, enhance brain activity and act as an antioxidant.
“Generally, Korean red ginseng is an exceptional root-packed with uniquely potent vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and other essential nutrients that support health and wellbeing. Many Chinese people have lauded Korean Ginseng as the ‘elixir of life,’ citing its legendary benefits,” said Dr. So Seung-Ho, Efficacy & Safety Research Team Leader, Laboratory of Fundamental Research, R&D Headquarters of Korea Ginseng Corporation.