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Highly Medicinal Korean Kimchi
Pyongyang, December 4 (KCNA) -- Korean kimchi, a traditional national food, has a peculiar taste and highly medicinal value.

Containing much polysaccharide and lignin, the kimchi proves highly effective in the prevention and the treatment of hypertension, hyperlipemia, heart diseases and hypertrophy.

The physiological activators of the red pepper and the garlic in kimchi plays the role of preventing cell aging, sterilizing noxious germ, killing pain, improving immunity and the like.

In particular, the garlic kills the germ causing food poisoning and stomach ulcer and activates the energy metabolism, thus having good influence on relieving fatigue and increasing vigor.

The kimchi which is seasoned with medicinal materials is called as medicinal kimchi.

The kimchi with about 40g fruit of Crataegus pinnatifida per head of cabbage is efficacious for heart stimulation, depression of the blood pressure, extension of the blood vessel, prevention against the cholesterol absorption, promotion of animal fat foodstuff digestion and so on.

The kimchi seasoned with Dioscorea batas is good for lowering blood sugar, preventing aging and curing diabetes and poor appetite.

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