mulberry brandy LeegangDYUN
LeegangDYUN is mulberry brandy type liquor, produced by Master Cho, JungHyung. A distillate from fermented mulberry-extract is mixed with pear, ginger, turmeric and cinnamon. The mixture is matured in oak casks and filtrated, which is resulted in premium quality brandy.
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MulberryMulberry fruit is classified in the modern Chinese Materia Medica as a blood tonic, and is listed along with herbs having similar traditional uses such as ho-shou-wu (Polygonum multiflorum, root). Traditionally, mulberry fruit has been used as a medicinal agent to nourish the yin and blood, benefit the kidneys, and treat weakness, fatigue, anemia, and premature graying of hair. It is also used utilized to treat urinary incontinence, tinnitus, dizziness, and constipation in the elderly and the anemic. Refreshingly succulent, tart and sweet mulberries are indeed rich in numerous health benefiting flavonoid phyto-nutrients.
PearAbout 80 percent of this fruit is eatable, with about 85-88 percent of water and 50 kcal. Alkaline, its main substance is carbohydrate, with 10-13 percent of sugar (fructose and sucrose), organic acid such as malic acid, tartaric acid and sour salt, as well as Vitamin B, Vitamin C, cellulose and fat.
It works well for curing asthmatic disease such as pneumonia, cold, and cough, while helping bowel movement and diuretics. It removes phlegm, coughing, and relieves symptoms when one’s throat is hoarse or stomach is cold. It also helps treating tumor and removes hangover with detoxication.
GingerGinger is considered to originate from Hindustan region in East India. Historic records say that it was grown in China about 2,500 years ago, while in Korea it was grown around 1018, during the Goryeo Kingdom period. It was so valuable item to be presented to the king.
This medicinal plant has particular smell and is very spicy. It is known to cure chill, fever, headache, coughing, phlegm and is also effective for stomachache caused by food poisoning. Its medicinal effects reported include promoting gastric juice, digestive power, and circulation of blood as well as suppression of bacteria.
Bong-dong, Wanju is especially known to have the most suitable soil for growing ginger with its ochre, stringy soil. It is the place that produces the largest amount of ginger per unit across the nation.
TurmericTurmeric grows in southern China, India, Okinawa and Southeast Asian regions as well as central and southern Korea. It is called Ulgeum in Korean, geum meaning gold, because when it is mixed with alcohol it becomes yellow as gold.
This medicinal plant has a peculiar smell and colors saliva yellowish when we chew it. It is spicy and bitter, and its character is cooling.
It helps circulate our energy and blood, and cures period pains, irregularity, vomiting of blood, nose-bleeding, and bloody urine. It will remove stuffy feelings from the chest and stomach, promoting secretion of bile and excretion. It is also reported that curcuma tuber reduces formation of blockage inside the artillery.
In Chinese imperial palaces, they put this into alcohol and food to get its peculiar flavor. It was also used as spices in Joseon palaces. Unlike narcotics, curcuma tuber serves as a tranquillizer without addition, as it has both ying and yang. Because it was such a precious medicinal plant, royal palaces dispatched people to the places of its plantations to supervise the growing. According to historic records, the plantations were limited to Haeju and Jeonju. It is no coincidence that Jeonju is the birthplace of Leegangju.
CinnamonCinnamon was also called chim, which means invasion, because this tree harmed other plants by suppressing their growth. It is said that if we nail a cinnamon tree to the roots of other plants, they die right away.
This medicinal plant also has a peculiar smell, and the taste is spicy and sweet at the same time. It is hot in character.
Cinnamon helps blood circulation, removes coolness from chest and stomach, increase appetite and digestive power. It is also used to cure paralysis in limbs. It also suppresses stomach cramps and abnormal fermentation within an intestine, while promoting discharging of gas and absorption power.
Its reported medicinal effects include suppression of bacteria, strengthening of stomach, and promotion of secretion of saliva and gastric juice.