Objectives : Records on medicinal liquor in medical texts and major culinary texts of the Joseon period were examined and compared to identify their relevance.
Methods : Liquors that include medicinal ingredients in the Donguibogam, Sangayorok, Suunjapbang, Eumsikdimibang, and the Gyuhapchongseo and Juchan were collected. Similarities and differences of each entry were compared following thorough examination.
Results : Direct citing of medical texts or specialized medical descriptions in the culinary texts or descriptions of medical liquor composed of various medicinals close to formula compositions are evidences that medical knowledge influenced culinary texts.
Conclusions : Descriptions on medicinal liquor in medical texts and culinary texts could be said to have influenced each other.