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KGC rises as a global health company, standing by its values even in times of change.

Starting out as Samjungkwa under the Gungnaebu of the Korean Empire in 1899, Korea Ginseng Corporation (KGC) was established in 1999 to continue the Korean ginseng history and traditions which span over 120 years, and carry on the pride as Korea’s leading ginseng company. Having taken the health of the Korean people as our own responsibility for many years, we now strive to become a global health company that brings health and beauty to all around the world.

The KGC Brand

KGC focuses on the safety  of CheongKwanJang and manages the health brand to support a healthy life forhumanity. In addition to the existing CheongKwanJang brand, we have expanded our business areas based on our diverseknowledge and experience, to include GoodBASE, which offers products made from various ingredients that contain goodness from the earth, Donginbi, a premium red ginseng cosmetic brand, SPA 1899, a new concept red ginseng spa, Sapoon Sapoon,a healthy lifestyle cafe, and Ginipet, a premium health food for pets. Also, we operate an online mall  for the convenience of customers.

Korean ginseng is known as the ‘mystic herbal root of the East’. It now enjoys a worldwide reputation. During the Goryeo Dynasty, the Korean ginseng was the most important trade item with China, and it had such a high status that the medicinal herb market could not be formed without the Korean ginseng. The reputation of Korean ginseng spread beyond China and Asia during the course of economic development, expanding to Europe and the Middle East. Branch offices and contact offices in main cities such as New York were set up to actively promote globalization of the Korean ginseng. As a result, CheongKwanJang now enjoys an enhanced global status exporting to 40 countries around the world. CheongKwanJang is the byword for Korean ginseng and a representation of the great cultural heritage of Korea. As a leading health food brand that promotes the excellence and value of red ginseng to the world, CheongKwanJang contributes to the health of customers around the world by not only increasing its exports but also playing the role of a private diplomat. CheongKwanJang now enjoys an enhanced global status exporting to 40 countries around the world. CheongKwanJang is the byword for Korean ginseng and a representation of the great cultural heritage of Korea.


Celebrated for centuries for its unique properties, Korean Red Ginseng is Asia’s Immunity Booster.
Native to the Korean Peninsula, true ginseng is a slow-growing perennial whose roots must for a full six years, under ideal conditions, in order to achieve optimal efficacy.

Red ginseng is the unique product of the Korean method of ginseng preservation,
the time-consuming process by which the natural health properties of fresh ginseng are best enhanced and extended.

Genuine red ginseng, like a fine wine, is a triumphant blend of art, craft, and science.
We take two years to condition and prepare each field for planting, allow each of our plants to grow for six years in order to reach its optimal state of maturity, and then allow each field to rest a full ten years before replanting.

The most trusted brand of Ginseng CheongKwanJang

A cultural heritage that symbolizes Korea, CheongKwanJang is a classic red ginseng brand loved by people around the world. One ginseng root is made up of the sincerity of the farmer who has spent 6 years caring for it, manufacturing know-how that stems from a tradition of over 120 years, strict quality control, and craftsmanship that represents the Korean ginseng honor, an honor that has been passed down for a thousand years. Boasting unparalleled quality that may not be imitated, we not only maintain CheongKwanJang status as the pride of Korea but also as a premium brand that protects the health of people around the world. The CheongKwanJang logo demonstrates the status of a red ginseng product representative of Korea. Six stars each on the left and right symbolize the excellence of six-year old red ginseng, the Taegeuk mark represents themidentity of the Korean red ginseng, and the red background shows KGC’s passion and determination towards manufacturing reliable red ginseng products.