From the Source of Wellness.
The tradition of ginseng for wellness and medicine goes back over 1000 years to the 10th-century Goryeo Dynasty. Geumsan county in Korea has maintained that heritage and continues to produce world-renowned ginseng, culminating in GEUMSAM products that meet the ever-changing needs for people today—certified by the Chief of Geumsan County in Korea.
Straight from the source, Geumsam products are:
- All-natural: no artificial additives or preservatives, thanks to the unique, carefully regulated production process.
- Quality: Our meticulous quality control in Korea is certified directly by the chief of Geumsan county, and is certified by G mark, GAP, GMP and HACCP.
- Value: Without any intermediaries, we work directly with the producers, ensuring not only ensuring peerless quality but also at exceptional value.
The first GAP-certified ginseng in Korea
GEUMSAM products are approved by certified agencies (safe, reliable foods) and is at the forefront among Korean specialties in rapidly reaching out into the global market.
GAP (Good Agricultural Practices)
GAP certified ginseng is strictly managed in a series of processes from growing, harvesting to managing steps, so as to avoid contamination from chemicals or heavy metals. The entire processes are also made public, for example, soil or water are subject to tests of 28 items before the crops are grown, and chemical residues are tested several times during the period of cultivation. A harvest of ginseng is sanitarily packed at a GAP facility, bundles of which are individually certification numbered and then forwarded.
GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)
GMP specifies the standards of products in the course of manufacturing, QC and processing for the purpose of safety and hygiene. GEUMSAM ginseng products strictly follow GMP and are prevented from any possible defects or quality deterioration from microorganism or cross-contamination.
Appraisal Committee for G Mark
The Appraisal Committee screens all of ginseng products made in Geumsan according to the criteria of testing, analysis and facilities and if found to be conformable, they are approved for use by the Chief of Geumsan County for sale in the market.
– A Gift of the Heavens –
About Geumsan County Ginseng
Geumsan is the origin of Panax ginseng from Goryeo, which has a 1,500 year-history that’s been a cultural mainstay of Korea.
It starts from over 3,000 mountains, where crystal-clear water flow from the uppermost streams of the Geumgang River down to the fertile soils rich in germanium. The mountainous topography provides the ideal environment for growing ginseng, making it possible to grow ginseng of the highest quality.
Geumsan is located 250 meters above sea level in the basin climate zone, where 72 percent of the land is surrounded by mountains. The area is characterized by its large range of daily temperature variance, which contributes to the peerless quality of the ginseng. The perfect climate and land have contributed to establishing Geumsan as the capital of ginseng.
But it’s more than geography–meticulous attention is paid to the plant over the course of up to six years–growing a branch of leaves every year as a cue of its maturation. In addition to the importance of a mix of warm and cold temperatures, the ginseng requires the right amount of sunlight, so each plant is individually shaded.
While Geumsan comprises 14 percent of total Korean ginseng production, it accounts for 80 percent of market share in ginseng industry, and has over 300 ginseng manufacturers within the city. Over 80 percent of all ginseng produced in Korea is distributed originally from Geumsan, Chungnam, thus making ginseng integral to Geumsan City.
Giving wellness for those that matter. GEUMSAM is co-branded with Geumsan, the home of Korean Ginseng.
Panax ginseng offers benefits for people of all ages, and makes for an exceptional gift for older parents. Recent studies of ginseng have shown it delays aging and rejuvenates, and has drawn attention worldwide in recent years. Its properties that help improve blood circulation have made it a trusted traditional medicinal aphrodisiac throughout history (long before the advent of drugs like Viagra).
GEUMSAM in collaboration with Geumsan International Ginseng Research Center develops a wide variety of world-renowned ginseng products. Its direct tie-in with the home of Korean ginseng reflects its fine quality, strict and rigorous safety standards for a product unlike any other.
The years of experience and tradition passed down have enabled us to create a variety of ginseng products suited to your every need, as well as for those you care about around you–loved ones, friends or colleagues.