Strong Woman Do Bong Soon's poop wine is for real, traditional medicine experts believe it has health benefits

The poop wine has the power to cure lot of problems like broken bones and relieve pain faster.

Park Bo-young
Park Bo-young in JTBC drama 'Strong Woman Do Bong Soon.' Woman Do Bong Soon

The JTBC romantic-comedy drama "Strong Woman Do Bong Soon" has become the current favourite of the viewers and it is quite evident with the way it is climbing up the ratings that the drama is here to stay. The viewers who are quite updated with the show would know that in one of the scenes it mentioned about a drink called poop wine.

Well, for those who thought it was a mere gross joke and writer added it in the form a humour, it will come as a shock to you that the poop wine actually exists and it is a type of alcohol in Korea.

In one the recent episodes of the JTBC drama, Bong Soon's mother is seen offering gangster Boss Tak an alcoholic drink to apologise for her daughter beating him up. Boss Tak gulped it down at one go and couldn't stop praising the drink he just had. He even went on to say that the mystery drink he had has a nutty flavour. He liked the drink so much that he goes on to ask Bong Soon's mother what kind of alcohol she offered him.

Bong Soon's mother tells him that the fermenting is not yet done so the best effects will be in about a week's time and reveals that the drink is "Ttongsul" that is poop alcohol.

Drama Fever noted that the poop alcohol or Korean Ttongsul is a drink that is made from the fermented human faeces and rice wine and once it is made the drink have final alcohol content of around 9 percent.

A doctor of traditional Korean medicine, Dr. Lee Chang Soo who is known to be specialized in Ttongsul, explained that the wine has a lot of medicinal benefits. In fact, it can be traced back centuries ago in Korea and ancient people claim that it has the power to cure a lot of problems as it detoxifies the body, treat broken bones, relieve pain faster, and is said to offer long-term health benefits overall.

This article was first published on March 31, 2017