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Ginseng, Speciality of DPRK
Kaesong Koryo Insam (ginseng), a speciality of the DPRK, is well known to the world as a tonic with high medicinal efficacy.
Insam contains essential amino acids, diverse vitamins and minerals indispensable for human health and longevity.
In addition, it helps people to become more energetic, relieve fatigue, enhance mental and physical faculties and vitalize their body.
The culture of insam and the custom of its use were registered as a national intangible cultural heritage, and the methods to cultivate and process it have been handed down to date.
Lots of insam goods, including insam tea, extract and liquor, which are produced in the DPRK, contribute to promoting the people's health, and the cosmetics containing insam are in high demand.
There are modern farms, factories and institutes that specialize in the cultivation, procession and study of ginseng in Kaesong, the home of ginseng, under the wise guidance and good care of the Workers' Party of Korea.