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MATALE SPICE GARDEN

For centuries, spices have been one of the most celebrated exports in Sri Lanka. They have been used for medicines, cosmetics as well as to flavor foods. History says that the Greeks, Arabs & Malays had linked with Sri Lankan business field through spice trade.

 

Spices provide ground for traditional Ayurveda. It is believed that Ayurveda is the science for a long life with a good physical & mental wee-being with natural remedies such as Fenugreek & cinnamon to control blood sugar, cloves as a treat for a toothache, ginger & peppermint to treat nausea, pepper as an anti-cancer property, etc. Step into the unpolluted, green garden, where you can see how herbs are grown in their natural environment, then learn how you can use them to enhance the taste of specialty meals. These spices will reveal to you the secret of traditional Sri Lankan dishes, which have great nutritional value as well as being delicious.

 

When you walk through the garden you can have an experience of an Ayurveda massage and other alternative therapies and purchase natural cosmetics at very fair prices. This visit will help you to gain an insight into the long spice history of the island. At the end of the visit, you may have an opportunity to experience traditional cooking demonstration.