Foods for Digestive System
   The digestive system is used in the human body for the process of digestion.
   Food which is ingested is processed through mechanical and chemical actions of the digestive system into absorbable forms, and the wastes are eliminated. Through such chain processes of ingestion, digestion, absorption and excretion, people are constantly supplemented with nutrients for metabolic activities to produce energy for the sustenance of life and regenerate the aging organic cells.
   It is essential to make the digestive system and related organs healthy and strong in order to ensure smooth digestion and produce energy sufficient for mental and physical activities.
   Those with weak digestive system or digestive troubles may lose appetite and weight, be easily tired, and develop such symptoms as diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting and belching. Women often suffer edema and diarrhea during menstruation, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, imminent abortion, gestational edema, serious nausea and descent of uterus.
   In order to prevent or treat stomach, enteric, liver and other digestive troubles as well as improve the functions of the digestive tract and glands, health foods are prepared by combining Koryo medicinal stuffs and cooking ingredients.
   Typical Koryo medicinal stuffs include insam, yam, Astragalus membranaceus, jujube, coriander, tuckahoe, hulled adlay, lotus pip, lotus root, endothelium of fowl’s stomach, orange peel, ginger and dill. And food materials are glutinous rice, barley, bean, stomach of animals, beef, pork, mutton, chicken, duck, cucumber, cabbage, goldfish and radish.
   The materials for preparing dishes for the digestive system are good for promoting digestion and absorption of foods, stimulating appetite, promoting urination and treating edema. They are also efficacious for treating chronic gastritis, chronic enteritis, gastric and duodenal ulcer, dyspepsia, constipation and chronic hepatitis and several other diseases.