Mineral Treasure Warehouse Tung Tung Madi Hamcho Effect and Nutritional Ingredients

Wild Ginseng Tung Tung Mardi Hamcho in the Mudflat

Tung Tung Madi Hamcho, a mineral treasure trove in the sea, has dark green stems and branches from spring to autumn, and then turns dark red in autumn, creating a spectacular view as if autumn leaves are in the tidal flat.

Tungtungmadi Hamcho has abundant minerals, enzymes, fibers, and alkaloids, so it is also called wild ginseng in tidal flats because it is effective in sinusitis, arthritis, high blood pressure, back pain, obesity, diabetes, thyroid, constipation, and cancer.

Tung Tung Madi and Hamcho

The official name of Hamcho is Tung Tung Madi, and the current name of the country is from the Joseon Botanical Hyangmyeongjip (Joseon Museum Research Association, Jeong Tae-hyun et al. 3, 1937).

It grows on the beach and has a height of about 10 to 30cm, and the stem is meaty and cylindrical, and the branches are facing each other, and the degenerated scale leaves are protruding, so it has the name of Tungtungma, and the name Hamcho means vegetable with a salty taste.

a round joint

함초, Marshfire glasswort

an annual plant of the genus Tungtunga of the family Tungtungiaceae

학명 Salicornia europaea L.

Salicornia, the generic name of the scientific name, is a combination of Latin salt + hornu, meaning a horn-shaped coastal plant, and the species name Europa means “European”.

The entire base is green and turns red-purple in autumn. The main distribution areas are the southwest coast and Ulleungdo Island in Korea, and are distributed in Japan, China, India, the Usuri River, and North America.

Tung Tung Madi Hamcho has the strongest resistance to salt among salt plants, but it cannot survive if immersed in fresh water. Hamcho lives around salt ponds by the sea and absorbs a lot of salt on its own to win water competition with salty soil. The joints are chubby because of the water that came in with salt.

Tungtung Madi has been eaten a lot for a long time, but it is sometimes eaten by cutting stems and boiling soup, or grinding them and kneading them together in flour and frying pancakes. It is known as a healthy food because it is rich in minerals. Recently, it is not only collected in natural conditions, but also cultivated and grown on large-scale farms.

the herbicidal effect of tung tung mardi

Germanium rich in Tung Tung Madi Hamcho is well known for its anticancer components, and Hamcho has abundant minerals, enzymes, fibers, and alkaloids, which are effective in sinusitis, arthritis, high blood pressure, back pain, obesity, diabetes, thyroid, constipation, and cancer.

Tung Tung Madi Hamcho is rich in calcium, so it helps bone health, such as preventing osteoporosis. In addition, Tung Tung Madi Hamcho helps peripheral cells absorb and maintain minerals and moisture, so the skin becomes moist and blood circulates easily in the eyes, hands and feet.

Tung Tung Madi Hamcho decomposes the bowels and releases them out of the body as it promotes intestinal movement, which helps diet to reduce weight and treat constipation, and also cleans the skin to release toxins and waste products in the intestine, which can also provide skin beauty effects.

In addition, it removes cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, improves blood circulation, improves blood vessel health, and induces sodium discharge, which helps control blood pressure such as high blood pressure and low blood pressure, which is good for cardiovascular diseases.

The fiber of Tung Tung Mardi Hamcho is very helpful in preventing diabetes and adult diseases, such as decomposing waste products accumulated in the stomach and intestinal wall and lowering blood sugar levels by suppressing sugar intake.

▲ Hamchoenzyme fermentation liquid made by Sansam using seaweed collected from Suncheon, Jeollanam-do (2014)

Effectiveness depending on the collection time of collection

1. Spring (new sprout): All diseases of the kidneys and bladder (fertility). Lack of energy. Menstrual pain

2. Late spring (growth): various liver diseases (hepatitis). cirrhosis of the liver

3. Midsummer (Growth) : Disease of digestive system (Gastritis, gastric ulcer, enteritis, intestinal lethargy)

4. Autumn (with maple leaves): Heart disease (reducing heart fever). Angina pectoris. High blood pressure. myocardial infarction)

5. Chaff (dried and left in Taiwan): Lung disease (pneumonia. bronchitis). a cough and asthma pulmonary tuberculosis)

Hamcho, which grows in Cheonil Salt Farm, is well-being “green salt.”

Hamcho’s nickname, “Sea Asparagus,” is “Mountain Ginseng in the mud flat.”

Products that are powdered and added to bay salt are on the market

The U.S. women’s magazine recently highlighted the health effects of herb salt

The well-being effect of hamcho, which grows in tidal flats on the west coast where domestic sun salt is produced, was introduced in a U.S. women’s health magazine. Hamcho, also called “sea asparagus,” has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

According to the Korea Food Communication Forum (KOFRUM) on the 1st, the American women’s health magazine “Women’s World” said, “What is green salt? A recent article titled “What Is Green Salt? A Guide to the Low-Sodium Table Salt Alternative” described sun salt containing vinegar as “Green Salt”.

☞ Women’s World Report Original

What Is Green Salt? The Low-Sodium Table Salt Alternative
What is green salt, a low-sodium salt alternative? Also known as Salicornia and sea asparagus, it has a several health benefits — learn more.


Domestic sea salt is famous for mud flat sea salt. The tidal flat is a place with a lot of salt, and the plant that grows in this place is called a salt plant. Plants such as Hamcho (tungtongma), Chilmyeoncho, and Na Munjae belong to this.

Of these, the whole plant is dark green. In autumn, the whole of the reef turns red. That’s why when you visit the Cheonil Salt Farm in autumn, it looks like a red carpet is laid on the tidal flat.

Because it tastes salty, it is called Hamcho because it uses well. It is also called Shincho, meaning a sacred grass. It also has the nickname “Sansam in the tidal flat” because it has a variety of tungtungtung and medicinal properties due to its bumpy relationship.

Many of the domestic sun-dried salt products include seaweed. Since ancient times, Hamcho has been known to be effective in removing urine and treating constipation. Hamcho’s fiber promotes the interlocking action of the intestines and removes the bowels to remove constipation, so it is also good for skin beauty.

“Hamcho has long been used in Korean food (flavor enhancer) and traditional medicine (digestive medicine and diabetes treatment),” the article said. “To prepare green salt, you have to dehydrate the hamcho and make it into a fine powder.”

▲ Haegwang Son Bong-hoon, who entered Sansam’s house as a gift, and Hamcho Salt (right) in Sinan Mudflat

Hamcho, the main ingredient of green salt, has been confirmed to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. In 2009, the Journal of Medical Food published a study showing that herb extracts exhibit antioxidant properties.

In the 2022 Antioxidants magazine, a paper was published that the antioxidant ingredients in reefs are effective in reducing inflammation of certain white blood cells.

Hamcho is also expected to be useful in treating diabetes. According to a research paper published in the “Korean Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology” in 2008, certain nutrients in seaweed improve the control of blood sugar and insulin secretion in diabetic mice.

The British eat hamcho raw and are used as a rare ingredient in France. Young stems are eaten as salads. Foods with hamcho do not need to be seasoned separately with salt or soy sauce. This is because hamcho itself replaces salt and soy sauce.