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This is information provided by Hanpoong Pharmaceutical USA.

Jo In-sik, CEO of Hanpoong Pharmaceutical, receives the Minister of Health and Welfare Award

Wolfiporia cocos Wolf is a fungus belonging to the Polyporaceae family. It lives as a mass of sclerotia around the roots of pine trees. When taken for a long period of time, it is also called 'Dongjacho' (童子草) because the face becomes young like that of a boy with red faces. do.

Among Bokryeong, the light white one is called Baekbokryeong, the brown one is Jeokbokryeong, and the one containing pine root (pine root) is called Bokshin. Boknyeong is distributed in China, North America, Japan, Australia, etc., and grows throughout the country in Korea, but due to the increase in labor costs for collection, more than 90% is imported from China.

Bokryeong has been widely used in traditional medicine since ancient times to prescribe Sipjeondaebotang, Ojeoksan, Oryeongsan, and Sopungsan for the purposes of sedation, diuresis, and tonicity, and is known to be excellent for gastrointestinal diseases, tuberculosis, and diabetes. Recently, it is one of the important herbal medicines with anti-cancer activity, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory activity and anti-atopic dermatitis reported.

A new anti-cancer substance that inhibits the proliferation of some cells isolated from Bokyeong mycelium was also discovered. In addition, the triterpene component in Bokryeong has been reported to have anti-emetic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-skin cancer effects.

Bokryeong contains a lot of lecithin and organic acids, so it is reported that it is good for preventing skin aging and improving skin beauty such as dark spots and freckles. It also contains ergosterol, a plant-based ingredient, so it is considered one of the medicinal herbs that are good for preventing menopause in women.

It has been reported that ingredients (U-pachymaran, pachymaran, carboxymethyl pachymaran) have anti-cancer effects, and beta-glucan ((1,3)-(1,6)-β-D-glucan) has strong anti-tumor properties. Recently, it is effective for lung cancer, tonic, diuretic, and sedative, so it is used for kidney disease, cystitis, and urethritis.


Bokryeong is used for inability to urinate, swelling of the abdomen and entire body, sea water, vomiting, and diarrhea caused by nervousness, forgetfulness, oil well, and heart edema.

It has a mild diuretic effect, so it is effective when the digestive system is weak and there is edema throughout the body. It is also effective for nephritis, cystitis, and urethritis. In addition, because it has an expectorant effect, it is combined with expectorant and antitussive drugs to treat chronic bronchitis and bronchiectasis, which are symptoms of excessive phlegm secretion and difficulty breathing.

In addition, it has a stomachic effect, so it is used for chronic gastroenteritis, which causes excessive water retention in the stomach, causing abdominal distension and vomiting. It has an excellent sedative effect, so it is a tranquilizer for symptoms such as nervousness and anxiety due to nervous excitement, frequent startles, dry mouth, and cold sweats. It is used as

Pharmacological effects include diuresis, antibacterial effect, intestinal relaxation effect, ulcer prevention effect, blood sugar lowering effect, increased cardiac contractility, immune enhancement effect, and antitumor effect, etc. have been reported.

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