Blackpink member Lisa shows a ginseng product in her bag in recent video footage on a YouTube channel. Photo captured from YouTube

Idol group member loves Korean ginseng products

Popular K-pop stars would be required to face a demanding schedule and a hectic workload both at home and abroad. Then, how can they keep their health?

For girl group Blackpink member Lisa, her knack is a product made of six-year-grown red ginsengs provided by global business bellwether Korea Ginseng Corporation (KGC).

On a YouTube channel, Lisa showed this week what’re in her bag, which included wired earbuds, vitamins, sunglasses, a perfume, a compound herb inhaler, and a digital camera.

Among the seven items was a Jung Kwan Jang-branded product from KGC made of 100 percent six-year-old premium Korean ginseng roots.

Ginseng typically gets better with age in terms of the amount of healthful components, like saponins, and the benefits peak in six years.

“It was at an airport, maybe in Dubai, where my ginseng products were on the shelf, and I tried them. I think they are good for me,” Lisa said in the video footage.

Lisa is not the only entertainer in Korea to disclose their affection for ginseng products. Movie stars Lee Young-ae and Choi Ji-woo, as well as two-time Olympic gold medalist Lee Sang-hwa, are known as ginseng product lovers.

South Korea’s Food and Drug Administration confirmed the benefits of KGC red ginsengs in helping beef up immunity and recover from fatigue.

Since its launch midway through 2016, Blackpink has become one of the world’s biggest girl groups. The quartet is composed of Jisoo, Jennie, Rose, and Lisa.

Lisa is a Thai rapper, singer, and dancer. Her real name is Lalisa Manobal. She also made her solo debut in 2021 to chalk up a huge success.

The publisher studied Korean history in Seoul and management of business administration in the United Kingdom. He has 20-year experiences in the media business. Kim can be reached at voc200@gmail.com or 82-2-6956-6698.