Korean Ginseng Research Institute

we seek to create a healthy future through constant innovation and R&D.

Korean Ginseng Research Institute

we seek to create a healthy future through constant innovation and R&D.

Introducing Korea Ginseng Research Institute, the driving force behind innovation at KGC.The Korea Ginseng Research Institute has 130 outstanding researchers who are connected with renowned fields of medicine and science both domestic and abroad. We research in various fields and lead the world in red ginseng and natural products research in areas from ginseng cultivation tech to new ingredient development, efficacy/safety/analysis research, product development, and more.

The institute status

Korea Ginseng Research Institute in numbers

  • 130

    masters/doctorate professional
    research personnel

  • 750

    Number of equipments in latest
    research and analysis

  • 15

    Types of ginseng varieties

  • 202

    Registered patents

  • 266

    Published papers

Major achievements

Leading in research on red ginseng and natural products In Korea and worldwide

01

achieve the vision of a global comprehensive H&B company

Innovative technology development and commercialization from constant challenge and passion for R&D to achieve the vision of a global comprehensive H&B company

02

ginseng saponin data center certification

Various research activities including patent registration and published papers to be the first in the private corporation & food sector to acquire ginseng saponin data center certification

03

Acquiring KOLAS

First for a ginseng and red ginseng company Acquiring internationally recognized testing agency (KOLAS)
* 402 items in 6 fields

Major achievements

Leading in research on red ginseng and natural products In Korea and worldwide

01

achieve the vision of a global comprehensive H&B company

Innovative technology development and commercialization from constant challenge and passion for R&D to achieve the vision of a global comprehensive H&B company

02

ginseng saponin data center certification

Various research activities including patent registration and published papers to be the first in the private corporation & food sector to acquire ginseng saponin data center certification

03

Acquiring KOLAS

First for a ginseng and red ginseng company Acquiring internationally recognized testing agency (KOLAS)
* 402 items in 6 fields

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R&D achievements

Leading in research on red ginseng and natural products In Korea and worldwide

  • 01
  • ‘Red Ginseng Extract Tea’ certified as The space food

  • 02
  • Internationally recognized testing agency (KOLAS) recognition

  • 03
  • Proof of red ginseng efficacy recognized by Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (6 major functions)

  • 04
  • Cosmetics materials recognized by Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (anti-wrinkling, whitening, etc.)

  • 05
  • New variety of Korean ginseng Registration

  • 06
  • Establishment of the international standard (ISO 19610) and national industry standard(KS) of red ginseng manufacturing process

  • 07
  • European drug registration of red ginseng powder capsules

  • 08
  • Awarded with the prime minister citation for 2017 World Standards day national standardization awards

  • 09
  • Selected as excellent company research institute designated by Ministry of Science and Technology Information and Communication In 2017

  • 10
  • Received citation from Ministry of Food and Drug Safety for contributions to the cosmetics industry In 2019

History

Korea Ginseng Research Institute growing with the Korean ginseng industry

  • 1937
  • Monopoly Bureau Research Institute

  • 1961
  • Central Monopoly Technology Research Center

    Revival of ginseng and red ginseng R&D with the establishment of the Ginseng Technology Department

  • 1978
  • Korea Ginseng Research Institute

    Establishment of research institute specialized in ginseng through absorption and integration of the ginseng deparments under the Central Monopoly Bureau’s Technology Research Center

  • 1993
  • Ginseng Research Center under Korea Ginseng and Tobacco Corporation

    Converted to the Korea Tobacco and Ginseng Corporation after the inauguration of the Korea Monopoly Bureau, KGRI was expanded and reorganized as Korea Ginseng and Tobacco Research Institute, and where a ginseng research center was placed under its subsidiary for added research manpower.

  • 2010
  • KGC Ginseng Corporation Research Institute

    Separated from group research institute, inaugurated as Korea Ginseng Corporation Research Institute, reborn as KGC Ginseng Corporation Research, securing growth engines to develop into a global comprehensive health company

  • 2014
  • KGC Ginseng Corporation, Korea Ginseng Research Institute