The power of Omija



Omijayonjeeae Omija Cheong (formulated concentrate) is a product that offers simple pleasure of delicate tastes and the unique aroma of Omija and it’s prodeced by Mungyeong Omija Valley Farmers Cooperative Corporation, located in Mungyeong, Gyeongbuk that is one of the regions endowed with a natural clean environment in Korea. It is a corporation where Omija growers produce and trade the Omija products of the highest quality while participating as shareholders of the corporation. The corporation practices its business principles of nature- friendly growing methods and fulfillment of the value of human lives throughout its process from Omija cultivation to sales. All of our Omija products are made with the Omija that is rated as the highest by the GAP certification and are produced in Mungyeong city that is designated as the Omija exclusive industrial zone and GIS (Geographical Indication System).

What is Omija?
Omija (scientific name: Schizandra Chinensis BAILLON) is so named because it is said to produce five tastes, and is found indigenously in Korea and China. It is a viny leafy plant of the magnolia family that lasts several years. Its red-white flowers bloom in early May. Each flower produces some 20—30 round berries that are harvested for a month starting in September. In herbal medicine, it’s said omija’s peal is sour, its flesh sweet, its seeds spicy and bitter, and the fruit in its entirety salty. Each of these tastes is good for our bodies (the sour taste is good for the liver, sweet is good for the digestive track and spleen, spicy is good for the liver, bitter is good for the heat and salty is good for the kidneys and bladder). Accordingly, it could
be said that omija is good for your entire body.

Omija grows mostly in Korea’s mountainous spine. It is picked wild in Mungyeong, where Korea’s largest supply of wild omija is found deep in the mountains at altitudes of 500-700 meters. Since the Three Kingdoms Era, it as been used in herbal medications. As artificial cultivation began in the 1970s and spread nationwide, Mungyeong became Korea’s No. 1
producer of omija, accounting for 45% of national production. On June 20, 2006, the Korean government named Mungyeong Korea’s only “special industrial zone” for omija production.

Ancient medical documents highly praised omija’s efficacy. To cite just a few representative examples:
1. According to the Donguibogam, omija was a wonder drug that cleaned the blood, reduced cold sweats and relieved thirst. It relieved alcohol poisoning and strengthened stamina in men and women;
2. In the Hyangyak Daesajeon, it is written that omija lowered the blood pressure;
3. In the Uibangyuchwi, omija is said to strengthen the kidneys, lower fevers, quench thirst and increase the sex drive. If it’s consumed constantly during the summer, it greatly boosts organ function and lessens harm from fatigue. Its sap can treat diarrhea and dysentery. Omija also greatly boosts energy.
4. Omija was the main ingredient of “Dokgyesanju,” a liquor considered the most potent sexual stimulant in China. It was said a 70-year-old governor of the Kingdom of Wu produced three sons after drinking it. The Donguibogam makes reference to a wonder remedy called Saeungmaeksan that boosted once vigor; the main ingredient was omija.

Let’s look at some of the active ingredients and benefits of omija according to modern

1. Prevents Strokes: The lignan in omija improves blood flow and lessens blood pressure. Omija extract suppresses nerve toxins, protecting brain and nerve cells. Accordingly, omija locks the neuro-toxins that cause brain disorders like Alzheimer’s
and Parkinson’s Disease and protects brain cells from active oxygen, which is harmful to the body.
2. Prevents and Treats Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders: The hexane extract in omija boost production of NO and promotes MLCP activity, relaxing the blood vessels. It is also highly effective in strengthening and promoting the reproduction of blood vessel cells and is a good anti-inflammatory and anti-oxygenate.
3. Protects the Liver: Schizandra A and B, when injected into animals, protected the liver and by blocking the elevation of GPT had a remedial effect on 85.2% of acute hepatitis patients.
4. Prevents Stress-related Ulcers and Block Secretion of Peptic Acid: The Schizandrin and Gomisin A in omija prevents ulcers from stress and blocks the production of peptic acid.
5. Repairs the Uterus: Remedies the uterus at period of delivery and boosts menstrual functions.

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