It all started in 2010 when Ekkhapop Suwanakij's father found an herbal encyclopaedia in Pali language that was given to him, consisting of information on herbs and medicine during Lord Buddha's era. His father, Mr Pichet, then conducted further scientific research on it.
Mr Ekkhapop proudly displays his GumAlive product line, which the company wants to export to Europe and Hong Kong following success in Asean and the Middle East. SURAPOL PROMSAKA NA SAKOLNAKORN
"At that time, there were no dentists. Monks that walked through the woods would face a lot of problems. They used the bark of Bodhi trees, which have qualities in curing various conditions including oral diseases," said Mr Ekkhapop, now managing director of Sahapan Group (Thailand) Co.
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