Okay, the title does not accurately portray the “medical” claims made in this report. But, like that ol’ chestnut you hear from a Korean ajumma who is encouraging you to eat something weird, people love to tout the health benefits of makgeolli. From Park Se-young’s Arirang article:
Makgeolli is well known for its rich content of healthy lactobacillus bacteria, which are formed during the fermentation process. But it turns out the drink could also contribute to the prevention of hypertension and diabetes, and contains substances with potential anti-cancer effects.
Read the whole Arirang article and watch the video here.