Ssanghwa-tang

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Ssanghwa-tang
Ssanghwacha.jpg
Ssanghwacha with an egg yolk.jpg
Ssanghwa-tang with an egg yolk
TypeTraditional Korean tea
Country of originKorea
ColourDeep brown
FlavourSlightly bitter
IngredientsWhite woodland peony root, Rehmannia root, Mongolian milkvetch root, Korean angelica root, lovage root, Chinese cinnamon bark, Chinese liquorice
Korean name
Hangul
쌍화탕
Hanja
雙和湯
Revised Romanizationssanghwa-tang
McCune–Reischauerssanghwa-t'ang
IPA[s͈aŋ.ɦwa.tʰaŋ]
Hangul
쌍화차
Hanja
雙和茶
Revised Romanizationssanghwa-cha
McCune–Reischauerssanghwa-ch'a
IPA[s͈aŋ.ɦwa.tɕʰa]

Ssanghwa-tang (쌍화탕; 雙和湯) or ssanghwa-cha (쌍화차; 雙和茶) is a traditional Korean tea with deep brown colour and a slightly bitter taste. Along with sipjeondaebotang, it is one of the most popular types of medical tea in Korea.[1]

It is made by boiling down a number of medical herbs such as dried roots of white woodland peony (백작약; 白芍藥; baekjagyak), steamed and dried roots of rehmannia (숙지황; 熟地黃; sukjihwang), dried roots of Mongolian milkvetch (황기; 黃芪; hwanggi), dried roots of Korean angelica (당귀; 當歸; danggwi), dried roots of lovage (천궁; 川芎; cheongung), Chinese cinnamon barks (계피; 桂皮; gyepi), and Chinese liquorice (감초; 甘草; gamcho). However, many people today buy the tea pre-made.[2]

Efficacy and administration methods[edit]

Ssanghwangtang is a herbal bath which was enjoyed in the morning and evening during the Joseon Dynasty. Precautions for use should be consulted with a doctor, pharmacist, etc. before taking it, such as patients with hypertension, heart failure or kidney disorder, edema patients, and patients receiving medical treatment.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Health Benefits of Traditional Korean Tea". The Chosun Ilbo. 21 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  2. ^ "The World of Korean Tea – Medicinal Tea". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Considering your health, Ssanghwa-tang". 문화·산업·경제강국을 향한 [문화저널21]. 2018-01-11. Retrieved 2018-04-17.