Seeing how the spices are grown was fascinating and something I'll always remember when cooking with dried spices. Our wonderful guide Mahesh is a Herbalist and filled the tour with herbal remedy recipes and even massages. Tours are free, you're invited to buy spices and Ayurvedic herbal remedies at the end.
Here's some of what we saw, with a little of Mahesh's advice:
Lemongrass. Soothes mosquito bites (as I soon found out)
Mahesh then brought us to his 'spice school' where he showed us the dried spices and tonics. I even had a lemongrass lotion massage for my mosquito bites. And it worked!
Some of our purchases. After all those curries I just about resisted his slimming tonic.
1. Always care for your back
2. Don't eat too many acidic things (may cause eczema)
3. Your health is your wealth
4. Laughing is better than any medicine
Thank you Mahesh, I loved every minute of it.
Our next stop is the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, Kandy and the Temple Of The Tooth. With a sweet name like that how could you resist?
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