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“Interesting but don't be taken in” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Susantha Spice and Herbal Garden

Susantha Spice and Herbal Garden
No.27, Ganethenna, Sri Lanka
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“Interesting but don't be taken in”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We were offered a spiced tea, then our guide advised us he is employed by the govenrment to practice the Ayurveda [Long life] forms of medicine. He gave us a short tour around the herbs & spices used in their remedies, then offered a short massage whilst telling us about the products on sale in the shop where we were then expected to make purchases. I bought some Red Oil & Herbal Balm a cure-all for arthritis, Rheumatism, Lumbago etc. which having used daily for about 6 weeks I can state has had no effect on my neck & shoulder pains.
Susantha's main aim seems to be to sell their products whether they do the job or not!

Visited March 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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“The Best Place To Go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Im From Russia, And I Have Been To This Place Which Was Very Nice, And We Were Warmly Welcomed, I Really Love This Place, Im Sure That This Is The Best Place, One The First Part, We Were Offer A Free SPICED TEA, And We Were Taken A Tour Around The Garden, And We Were SHown A Demonstration, ANd We Bought Many Products, And For The Since The Last Month I Have GOOD RESULTS From Their Medicnes,
I REALLY RECCOMEND THIS PLACE FOR TOURISTS,

Visited February 2013
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“Tourist trap”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The spice garden is very small with few trees.
But you are invited over a cup of tea to a lengthy presentation of all kind of herbal preparations :cosmetics and medicines;sandalwood oil,cinnamon oil,king coconut hair tonic,herbal balm,herbal wine,sihil sun lotion,lime oil,herbal tooth powder,sandal wood beauty cream,pinda oil-herbal skin ointment,herbal diabetic tablets,herbal gripe mixture, lady tonic,etc.
Then you are sent to the their shop with overpriced spices and products.
Not worth to visit!

Visited May 2012
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