Consumers are warned against the use of the herbal supplement called Ginseng Kianpi Pil, the small, clear, yellow capsules are consumed as an appetite supplement, and to boost energy and physical stamina.

It has been revealed that the product contains a number of harmful chemicals, such as cyproheptadine, an anti-histamine used in medications for treating allergies and betamethsone, a member of the class of corticosteroids. Some side-effects of corticosteroids include hair loss, osteoporosis, and kidney failure. The carcinogen asarone which has been banned internationally has also been found in this product.