Ya Hom Powder
Five Pagodas Pharmacy Co., Ltd. was founded by Mr. Hengsakul and the trademark of Five Pagodas represents the tremendous and concerted contribution the five Hengsakul brothers made to the pharmaceutical industry.
Thailand, being situated in the sub-tropical zone, is known for its extreme hot weather for much of the year. In the beginning of the Kingdom, Thai people engaged mainly in agriculture. As living standards were low, dietary habits led to widespread gastro-enteristical diseases. This prompted Mr. Hengsakul, a patriot and a benevolent man, to donate to His Majesty’s government gastro-enteristical healing powder produced in his pharmacy. Since this powder was made from traditional Chinese formulas and to be taken with water dissolving it in spots inside the gastro-digestive system with no side effect and residues remaining inside the stomach, it worked wonders and was popular with hospitals are the armies. It became known as the “Ya-Hom Powder” in folklore because it was rumored to be a part of the essential equipment carried by soldiers on their marches.