More about Bamboo Salt & its origin

Jukyeom is a Korean folk remedy consisting of bamboo salt. Sea salt is stuffed into bamboo tubes, and the ends plugged with mud; the assembly is roasted one or more times. The trace elements in the mud and bamboo are thought to make this form of salt more healthy.[1] Historically, jukyeom has been used as a digestive aidstypticdisinfectant, or dentifrice.
No systematic methodology of jukyeom manufacture, nor any analysis of its ingredients or effectiveness for any particular purpose was carried out until the publication of the book The Universe and God's Medicine by Il-hoon (In-san) Kim in 1981.[2]

Medical claims[edit]

Proponents of jukyeom use claim many benefits of the substance.

Disease treatment[edit]

According to Kim's book, jukyeom can be used to treat
  1. Inflammation
    Esophagus, Stomach, Spleen, Duodenum, Small & Large Intestines, Rectum, etc.
  2. Ulcer
    Stomach, Duodenum, Small & Large Intestines, Rectum, etc.
  3. Others
    Chronic Dyspepsia, Dyspeptic Ailment Attributed to the Eating of meat, Acute Gastroenteritis (Vomiting & Diarrhea), Food Poisoning, Indigestion, Esophagus Tumour, Gastroptosis, Mouth Tumour, Tongue Tumour, Skin(Cutaneous) Disease, Eczema, Athlete's Foot, External Wound, Dysentery (Bloody Flux), Dysentery with Diarrhea (that becomes white with mucus), Diarrhea, Various Eye Diseases, Various Symptoms from Pollution.

Secondary applications[edit]

  1. Inflammation
    Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Nephritis, Bladder, Liver, Meningitis, etc.
  2. Cancer
    Lung, Bronchus, Bladder, Liver, Ozena(Empyema), Tympanitis, Gallbadder, etc.
  3. Others
    Heart Disease, Tuberculosis, Liver Cirrhosis, etc.


  1. Jump up^ John Shi, Chi-Tang Ho, Fereidoon Shahidi (ed) Asian functional foods, CRC Press, 2005 ISBN 0-8247-5855-2 pages 574-575
  2. Jump up^ In-san Kim. The Universe and God's Medicine.

Source: Wikipedia (last surfed 14/10/2013)