Eastern prickly pear, balloon flower root and ginseng promote 6th industry in Sancheong

신태섭 기자l승인2018.12.20






▲ CEO Park Sung-tae

Located in Sancheong County, the agricultural corporation Bonghwang has been making a contribution to activating regional economy by producing quality Eastern prickly pear, balloon flower root and ginseng. 

Eastern prickly pear is known to be good for supplying various helpful nutrients to our body. It is said to reduce the heat in the body, improve arthritis, ease stomach ache and sore throat and release fatigue thanks to rich vitamin C it contains. 

Serving as the Sancheong County Crops Committee chairman alongside the CEO of Bonghwang, Park Sung-tae is directing 35 local households to grow this helpful Easter prickly pear with yearly production of 15 tons. 

“Bonghwang never uses any kind of chemical fertilizers or colorings but only the eco-friendly substances to maximize its effect and safety. Thanks to this principle, the Eastern prickly pear extract, powder, ginger tea and grain syrup are receiving positive response from consumers and in 2010 housed its office in the Sancheong Korean Medicine Research Center” says Park. 

With ever increasing recognition of the Eastern prickly pear of Bonghwang, the cooperative expanded the product lines to balloon flower root and ginseng. Balloon flower root is known to be good for weak body, fatigue, loss of appetite, overthrowing and diarrhea. 

So called the ginseng and balloon flower root syrup of Bonghwang is expected to be taken as tea or food accompaniment. “Sancheong is famous for medicinal herbs for a long time and Bonghwang is a representative local company which is trying its best to make the most of its advantages into our innovative local healthy food” says Park. 

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