Growing up, Siuvon Bowen Sathasivam remembers her mother regularly beating juices and natural mixtures in the kitchen for her and her brother.
Drinking three glasses of water in the morning was also a normal practice in your home, as with other healthy habits like eating fruits before meals.
"If we had a headache, it would not only give us (painkillers) but it would ask us to drink a lot of water or crush some lemon in our water or something," shares Siuvon, 24, when we meet for an interview Recently.
Of Afghan and British descent, her mother also made a mixture of pasta with ingredients that included turmeric, ginger, garlic and spices, for things like the flu or the cold. Every time Siuvon got a cold, he recovered quickly, in two or three days.
"It's actually my grandmother's recipe, my mother learned it from her and every time someone gets sick, my mother crushes it and then gives it to them," adds Siuvon, whose grandmother is 95 years old and lives in the United States. United.
Since January, Siuvon and his mother Elizabeth Bowen have been sharing this remedy with the public through emerging positions. For them, it is more than just promoting a product, but advocating a more natural and healthy way of life.
- The golden orange paste contains 10 ingredients that include ginger, turmeric, garlic and five different spices.
- It is believed that pasta is an immune stimulant that also helps to detoxify the body.
At home, antibiotics were avoided and taken as a last resort.
"We would go to the doctor to find out what is wrong, but we would not take the antibiotics immediately." Instead, we would try our home remedy first.
"My mother just felt it was not necessary because in the old days, natural antibiotics were things like garlic, ginger or onion," adds Siuvon, who is close to completing her master's degree in professional accounting (ACCA).
About a year ago, Siuvon's father had very high blood pressure and the doctor recommended that he take blood pressure medication for life.
"However, my mother gave her the pasta mixture every day and changed her diet, reducing many fatty foods and eating at home. "He did not take any medication from the hospital and, after four months, his blood pressure stabilized," he shares.
His mother also passed the pasta to some relatives, who gave good comments on how he helped them in various ways.
"Because it really helped a lot of people, I thought maybe we should share it with the world and turn it into a product so that more people can benefit from it," says Siuvon.
Initially, they introduced the paste to people through word of mouth. Then, at the suggestion of Bowen's friend, they ventured to the pop-up stalls, establishing their first place in the Klang Valley in January.
Of Afghan and British descent, Bowen learned how to make natural remedies for his mother.
To date, nine emerging positions have opened in several places.
Positive response Engaging in emerging positions has been revealing for both Siuvon and Bowen.
The answer has been so good that sometimes, they have had to reject the opportunity to make pop-up windows, since they could not satisfy the demand, especially since preparing the pasta is a tedious and slow affair.
"My mom likes to do it in small lots, so each batch is the same and has the best quality," adds Siuvon.
In fact, Bowen, 60, takes pride in the pasta. Born in India, Bowen lived there until she married Siuvon's father, of Malay-Indian descent, and moved to Malaysia.
"My passion has always been to help others, either physically or financially. I could never stand to see someone suffer.
"Growing up, I always remembered that my mother would do the best she could, with what little she had, to help heal people.
"That has always stayed with me, and I am very proud that now it has also become my daughter's passion," says Bowen.
"The feedback we receive from each and every one of our clients about how they have benefited is very motivating and exciting.
"Inspiring more people to restore and lead a healthier lifestyle gives me a sense of purpose. I firmly believe that prevention is better than cure, "he emphasizes.
Siuvon is in charge of marketing and qualifying her mother's herbal remedies. Photos: Siuvon Bowen Sathasivam
Emerging positions are also beneficial for people who are just starting a business, says Siuvon.
"Pop-up windows really give people a voice and recognition, especially for people with a new brand. It is very enriching, especially with events like (WOW! De Star Media Group) Fiesta, where almost all the women were together.
"Seeing everyone had different ideas but wanted to support each other was very motivating," he adds.
"By making pop-ups, we learned that the vast majority of people are not aware that there are natural ways to combat lifestyle-related diseases and how to do it.
"This encourages us to help more people become aware of alternative natural medicine," Bowen adds. Immune Enhancer The mixture consists of ingredients such as ginger, turmeric, garlic, raw honey and five different spices, including black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
Free of chemicals and preservatives, the pasta can be consumed directly or with water and honey.
Siuvon (left) and Bowen have been busy creating emerging positions to promote their natural remedies, as they want to help as many people as possible.
"We do not cook, boil or do anything to our pasta, we want it unprocessed and as fresh as possible so that it is 100% beneficial for your body," says Siuvon.
As soon as the pasta is made, it is bottled and frozen in jars. Each 750 g bottle is sold at RM135.
The product, says Siuvon, also helps detoxify the body.
"When you are constipated or do not clean your intestines properly, your body becomes toxic, which in turn affects everything.
"People do not realize that everything starts from your instinct." When you do not clean your gut properly, the bacteria seep into your body and affect your weakest part or organ first, "he shares.
The mixture, he adds, is also formulated based on Ayurvedic principles, with the combination of ingredients chosen for optimal absorption and benefit to the body.
In the future, the mother-daughter team is looking to expand its product range. Currently, these women also manufacture and sell garam masala, a powder for seasoning and cooking made with 16 spices.
"My mother has so many remedies that she has thought about but, right now, we want to focus on this first," says Siuvon, who does not rule out the possibility of him dedicating himself to this business full-time after he finishes his studies.
"More and more people know and benefit from it. "In the future, I want to continue this passion to help people learn about alternative medicine and lead a healthy lifestyle," she shares.