Korean ginseng promoted for VN health

Friday, Nov 03, 2017 11:40

Choi Jung-ki, chief of aT's representative office in Ha Noi, speaks about the advantages of ginseng. — VNS Photo Minh Thu

A seminar on the benefits and scientific uses of Korean Ginseng was held in Ha Noi on November 2, gathering many health experts from the two countries.

As a part of activities to promote Viet Nam – Korea trade relations, the Korea Agro – Fisheries Trade Corporation (aT – under Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs) organised the event to introduce various ginseng products, the use of ginseng in health promotion and recent published scientific information to better shape the understanding about the potential of ginseng.

Korean ginseng is a well-known medicinal herb all over the world. Currently, Viet Nam is the fifth largest market for South Korea (after Japan, China, Hong Kong and the US), with the average amount of ginseng imported annually reaching over US$10 million, according to Choi Jung-ki, chief of the representative office of aT in Ha Noi.

Pham Hung Cung, vice president of the Viet Nam Association of Functional Foods, said Korean ginseng is a medicine product that the Vietnamese have used for years because of its health advantages.

“With the presence of various types of Korean ginseng through the official distributor of the Korean ministry of agriculture, Vietnamese people will have more opportunities to access this rare medicine, thereby improving their physical and mental health.”— VNS

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