Deodeok-saengchae (Deodeok Salad). Deodeok-saengchae is a Korean food (salad) made from thinly ripped deodeok roots mixed with spicy and sour seasonings. Deodeok is referred to as Sasam (ginseng from sand). It is high in saponin like ginseng and bellflower roots. Deodeok is also valued for its medicinal properties. In Oriental medicine, it is considered a health food that is good for the stomach, and strengthens the lungs, intestines and kidney.