Susantha Spice and Herbal Garden

Susantha Spice and Herbal Garden

Susantha Spice and Herbal Garden
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  • Al Gusa
    Boston, Massachusetts4 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Long presentation, up sell at enf
    Long presentation , you feel trapped as they lead through plants , btw covers anyhing one might suffer ( felt like presentation was designed so there will be at least one reason to buy expensive products at end of presentation). The final part is in the shop where you hear the prices, he told us he is giving a special 20% discount reserved only for sri lankans which we almost fell for, but then we over heard same 20% discount offered to others by other salesmen clearly not sri lankans., moment we questioned this and pointed out the credibilty of the presentation is in questionable, we were rapidly escorted out of the shop so other shoppers wont hear us. Waste of time when there are so many genuine attractions SL has to offer
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 12, 2023
  • PrasannaAna
    3 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worst and believe me”DONT BUY”
    My tour trip company arranged and this place is not at all worth it. They tell you only specific things, after learning that you are interested in them. Finally they will tell no compulsion in buying things, but they will convince you so hard to buy stuff which are really 10-20 times its original Price.In Kerala,I got same authentic one which is so very less. Sometimes the volunteers lie to make you purchase a bigger bottle saying smaller one is for kids.. Another volunteer is selling the small bottle to another lady, to make her purchase at-least the smaller one!!!! Don’t be fooled by their discounts and stuff. Visit their website before going there , analyse so that you won’t buy anything.BEWARE!!!!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 23, 2023
  • zakir m
    Mumbai, India17 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tourist Trap
    Tourist trap. Avoid at all costs. Claims to sell oils for every possible disease. One overpriced oil for every problem. It's an absolute con with overpriced oils. Strategy is to engage you so much that you feel compelled to purchase once you reach the counter. Targetted towards who are more inclined towards herbal cures. As an Indian I felt obligated to review and warn our fellow travelers. Spend your precious time somewhere else!! Don't like giving negative reviews to small businesses but this is one exception to the norm.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 20, 2023
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Bhaskar_10
New Delhi, India3,127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Visited in 18 February 2020

Entry Fee : Not aware as part of city tour

This place was in the itinerary of Kandy sightseeing and visit included a trip of the herbal garden with various trees used in traditional medicinal cure. The tour was conducted by a renowned scientist and there was tasting session as well of few medicine.

The finale was a visit to the herbal medicine shop for buying the medicines, oils, concoctions and other items. Costing about SLR 5000/- these was an expensive proposition. A standard 20% discount is available to all visitors.

The choice of buying is on you.

This is a knowledgeable trip if you believe in herbal medicine.
Written April 24, 2020
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karthik k
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
My dad when he was in SriLanka had frozen shoulder and none of the medications helped him. Fortunately a relative suggested the "Red Oil With Herbal Balm ( Siddartha Oil)" and within a week, he was alright. I have never seen my dad optimistic about a medicine/medicaiton like this before. This happened in 2015-16 and recently he had pain in his right arm shoulder and we ordered the same oil via their website. We wanted it early, So I connected with their email support person and he/she were really supportive and answered all the queries. Even during these COVID times when deliveries are a bit difficult, we received the package in 20 days. Thanks to Asendia and India Post. The packaging was neat and the response/tracking from Asendia mail support team was also excellent. Overall, I am happy because my dad is happy. Thanks to all the associated teams who ensured that I got this package.
Written October 1, 2020
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Al Gusa
Boston, MA4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Long presentation , you feel trapped as they lead through plants , btw covers anyhing one might suffer ( felt like presentation was designed so there will be at least one reason to buy expensive products at end of presentation). The final part is in the shop where you hear the prices, he told us he is giving a special 20% discount reserved only for sri lankans which we almost fell for, but then we over heard same 20% discount offered to others by other salesmen clearly not sri lankans., moment we questioned this and pointed out the credibilty of the presentation is in questionable, we were rapidly escorted out of the shop so other shoppers wont hear us. Waste of time when there are so many genuine attractions SL has to offer
Written August 12, 2023
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PrasannaAna
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
My tour trip company arranged and this place is not at all worth it. They tell you only specific things, after learning that you are interested in them. Finally they will tell no compulsion in buying things, but they will convince you so hard to buy stuff which are really 10-20 times its original Price.In Kerala,I got same authentic one which is so very less. Sometimes the volunteers lie to make you purchase a bigger bottle saying smaller one is for kids.. Another volunteer is selling the small bottle to another lady, to make her purchase at-least the smaller one!!!! Don’t be fooled by their discounts and stuff. Visit their website before going there , analyse so that you won’t buy anything.BEWARE!!!!
Written September 23, 2023
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zakir m
Mumbai, India17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Tourist trap. Avoid at all costs. Claims to sell oils for every possible disease. One overpriced oil for every problem. It's an absolute con with overpriced oils. Strategy is to engage you so much that you feel compelled to purchase once you reach the counter. Targetted towards who are more inclined towards herbal cures. As an Indian I felt obligated to review and warn our fellow travelers. Spend your precious time somewhere else!! Don't like giving negative reviews to small businesses but this is one exception to the norm.
Written November 20, 2023
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Tharaka W
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013
I have visited this garden when I was in srilanka with our guide. On 3rd january 2013. First they explained us about the ayuruvedic traditions. And then taken around the spice garden. And we were taken to a school and they explained all their medicines and they gave all us free massages which was great . I had a shoulder pain. I just took their massage and it was gone. And then we were taken to a shop where we can buy their products. I bought the herbal wine for stomach disorders. Red oil with herbal balm for joint pain . Muscle pain. Etc. Sihini slim drops . I used it and I found great results from their medicines. And I again ordered their medicines. I really recommend this place for all people to visit.
Written June 8, 2013
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Mihaela11
Amman, Jordan5,549 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Family
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!
Written December 28, 2012
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Tania669905
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Family
Good products, not cheap, but I saved 10 visits to physio for back pain and managed to avoid topical antibiotics for 6 month for my acne.
Written November 16, 2014
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whiterose48
Sri Kembangan, Malaysia95 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
We visited the spice Garden, when we arrived we were greeted by the so called herbalist doctor Dr. Muthy. We given a nice hot herbal tea which me and 2 friends like it very much. The Dr. took us around explaining the various plants & herbs and their uses. Than we were brought to the shed where he gave us leaflets, and explained what each product could do and how it can help us. We were than given massages for our head, neck and shoulders which was very good and they used their product. Then we were taken to their shop. The Dr. started taking the products and putting the items in our basket, he was quite pushy and didn't let us look around properly. If say he took an item and put inside and we took it out, he will say you need it as it will help you and so on. In the end, we 3 nearly had a lot of the products, I paid the most which was 33,000.00 LKR. I bought (herbal tea, slim drops & tablets, red balm & oil, sandal wood cream and oil & coconut king oil) Than we came back home and started the product called "Slim Drops" which will help you loose weight, after taking it for 3 days, I couldn't go to toilet, my motion got stuck, my stomach was bloated and I felt sick, I usually am able to go to toilet everyday and have no problem. I managed to go to toilet on the 4th day. Since I was feeling so sick and bloated and even had a terrible headache I decide to stop the slim drops. After stopping I still couldn't go to toilet, after the 5th day I could go again, and still was feeling quite sick by then. From that day till today, it takes 3-4 days before I can go to toilet. Its really disappointing, he should have given us the option of looking slowly and choosing our own products, we felt as we were conned. So far the herbal tea i have taken a few times is good and does not have any side effects .So please if you go here, try to get things that are external and try not to be sweet talked by these people.
Written June 13, 2014
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LuckyOnTravel
Bengaluru, India16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Family
We were taken to this spice garden by our tour operator, Footprints. There is a Dr. Reddy who is a very good marketing person and totally convinced us to buy products worth more than 25000 SLR. It is not that they do not know the genuine products. But the products sold are totally fake and none of them work. The hair removing cream gave rashes, the face creams also gave rashes and the other medicines though did not have side effects , had no effect at all.
The liquid medicines are all arishtas which you would get in any Kottakal arya vaidyalaya. But in this spice garden, they were all costing in thousands of rupees. Not required to visit for Indians as we already know the basic ayurvedic and home medicines that we use in our daily lives.
Visit the place if it is part of your iterinary, but do not be brainwashed into buying anything.
Written November 21, 2013
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