Mor Saeng’s herbal capsules – seen by many as a miraculous cure for cancer – remain hugely popular, even after the Public Health Ministry’s tests have shown they are not effective in suppressing carcinogenic cells.
More than 25,000 people queued up for the herbal capsules, produced based on the formula of Mor Saeng or Saengchai Haelerttrakul.
Saengchai has never received formal training as a physician but he is referred to as “Mor”, which means a doctor, because of the herbal concoction he hands out for free with claims that it can help cancer patients.
Among the crowds in the queue this weekend were national artist Naowarat Pongpaiboon and famous drama director Phairat Sangworibut.
“I have been under stress for many days as my herbal concoction has been attacked,” Saengchai said, “I am worried for patients who have put their hope in my herbal solutions.”
He claims to have handed out about 200,000 herbal capsules each time.
From May 5 to May 6, 25,614 people queued up in Prachin Buri province for the herbal capsules of Mor Saeng. Of them, 1,644 were first-timers. The rest were those had relied on the herbal capsules for a long time.
Saengchai is preparing to hand out free capsules again on May 20.