The name “Bokbunja” is the name of herbal medicine in oriental medicine, and the original official plant name is “Bokbunja Strawberry.”
The Korean name Bokbunja Strawberry is based on the Joseon Botanical Hyangmyeongjip (Joseon Museum Research Association, Jeong Tae-hyun et al. 3, 1937), which is derived from the Chinese character 盆覆에서, meaning strawberries that have the effect of turning over bowls, and is derived from medicinal herbs. Raspberry is native to Korea and is also distributed in China and Japan.
▲ The raspberry strawberry that Sansam met on a hike in mid-July. In oriental medicine, when used as an herbal medicine, the undercooked fruit of bokbunja strawberries is collected and dried.
Deciduous broad-leaved shrub of the rose family Raspberry family of Dipanthaceae
학명 Rubus coreanus Miq.
The genus name Rubus is a Latin old word derived from rubber, which means red, and is given because the fruit is red, and the species name coreanus means “Korea,” indicating its origin.
the efficacy of raspberry in oriental medicine
In oriental medicine, when used as an herbal medicine, the undercooked fruit of bokbunja strawberries is collected and dried.
▲ Bokbunja (盆覆子) which is dried by collecting unripe fruits of bokbunja strawberries / Source: Chinese herbal medicine identification book.
Donguibogam, a book written in 1610 (the 2nd year of Gwanghaegun) by Heo Jun, a medical doctor of the Joseon Dynasty, interprets that it means that the raspberry strengthens the kidney function and eliminates anemia, which is unnecessary.
Boncho Gangmok, a pharmaceutical book compiled by Yi Si-jin, a native scholar of the Ming Dynasty, is interpreted to mean that the urine is so strong that the urine does not leak at all, that it is enough to spill the urinary tract.