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* Siddhartha oil with Sarshapada oil ( red oil with herbal balm) for pains and aches like knee pain, muscle pain, back pain, sprains, rheumatism etc.

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*Seth Fenu Garlic pills to lose weight and for cholesterol.

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* Kustahara Thailaya for skin diseases like herpes, psoriasis, eczema, gout, dramatists, itching etc.

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* Neelyadi Thailaya for migraine, sinusitis, catarrh, tinnitus and minor headaches.

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* Ashvagandha arishtaya (tonic) for hang overs, insomnia, stress, snoring, nervous break down, wheezing, and hay fever.

* Wild Bee Honey with Garlic capsules for high blood pressure and cholesterol. This combination is also a good natural fat buster.

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* Aloe Cream for pimples, wrinkles, scars, sunburns etc. 

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*Alovera Gel for red skin, sun burns, after shaving (external use only)

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  * Sandal Cream for pimples, blemishes, etc. This cream can also be used as an after shaving cream.
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* Cough Syrup for cold, soar throat, cough(dry cough and wet cough) etc.

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*Natural Vanilla extract for cakes(baking), tea, coffee, etc 

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* Citronella Essence  for mosquito bites and also can be used as a mosquito repellent.

* Cinnamon Oil for toothache and ear pain. 

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Ranweli Spice Garden

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Sri Lanka is known all over the world for its rare spices and herbs.

 In fact to spice lovers Sri Lankan spices mean an expression of a colorful history and delightful surprise, just like the Island. 

At New Ranweli Spice and Herbal Garden you will get the chance of seeing how spices and herbs like Turmeric,  Pepper Corns, Cloves, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Aloe Vera, etc. are grown in their natural environment.

New Ranweli spice and Herbal Garden is located in the Hill Capital,in close proximity to Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden.

The specialty of our spice and herbal garden is that you can learn about the spices and natural products while being in a serene, healthy and pollution free environment. In other words it is totally away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Location of New Ranweli Spice Garden

Directions      New Ranweli Spice Garden is located in close proximity to Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden  (2 km back from the garden to the round-about towards Kandy and from there head north west for about 1.5 km where a road on the eastern side leads to the garden after another 1 km)


It is much easier to visit New Ranweli Spice Garden for those who visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden. Simply take the SUSPENSION BRIDGE inside the botanical garden and make it to the other side of the river, take the road (Gannoruwa Muruthalawa RD) right opposite the SUSPENSION BRIDGE, from there it is just around 800m to New Ranweli Spice Garden.

Historical Importance of  The Location of New Ranweli Spice Garden




About 374 years ago the famous Gannoruwa battle was fought between the Portuguese and the Sinhalese. Many historians say if the Portuguese were able to defeat the Sinhalese during this battle, the year that the whole of Sri Lanka was captured by a Western Power wouldn't be 1815 but 1638. It was because the Gannoruwa battle was so decisive and brutal and can be labelled as one of the bloodiest battles fought in Sri Lanka. Ever since the Portuguese landed in Sri Lanka in 1505 the locals were trying to find a way to drive them away from the country. Portuguese on the other hand always were planning on capturing the entire country. To fulfill their goal they had to defeat the kingdom of Kandy because Kandy had always been independent and the thick jungle surrounding Kandy always provided protection. In fact many foreign nations tried to capture the kingdom of Kandy and failed miserably. Portuguese too with the leadership of a valiant general named Diogo De Mello made an attempt to capture the Kingdom of Kandy and become the masters of the whole country. But when the portuguse entered Kandy they found to their amazement the entire place abandoned. This was similar to what happened to Napoleon and his army when they went to Russia. The Kings' men knowing that they did not stand a chance against the trained Portuguese soldiers had abandoned Kandy and gone into the jungles. De Mello and the Portuguese soldiers thinking that the Sinhalese have escaped out of fear, looted the whole Kandy city and started marching towards Danture and Gannoruwa. These areas were thick jungles and the Sinhalese who were hiding in these areas started to attack the Portuguese. Here in the Gannoruwa battle, it is said that the Portuguese were severely defeated and only a few could escape and return to Colombo.

Sri Lankan Spice Trade

Sri Lankan Spice Trade

Even though Sri Lankan spices were rare,costly and a luxury that the ordinary people could not afford they have been available in the European spice market for a considerable length of time. As a matter of fact, there was a time, a pound of spice was viewed as more significant than a pound of gold.

The spice trade in Asia at the time was a kind of a monopoly. The spice exchange was run by the Arabic and North African dealers who were prepared to pay a great sum of money for a pound of the fascinating thing. But things changed after some time,due to the development took place in shipbuilding and the voyages of discoveries another more powerful group entered the so called spice competition in Asia. It was the  Expert Sailors of Europe who became a great challenge to the Arabs who had a strong hold of the spice trade.

By the 1400's the European sailors had realized that their ships  could beat camels, so the European sailors started to sail towards Asia searching for new land and the valuable rare spices. Thus, spices would eventually be transported via ocean from the Indies to Europe, and the Middle Eastern middlemen would be no more the masters of the spice trade.

It was presumably the Portuguese traveler Vasco de Gama in 1498 who is credited with the discovery of a sea route from Europe to Asia.To be more precise from Europe to India. This discovery of Vasco de Gama was a great stride in the expansion and spread of the Sri Lankan spice in the European market. Vasco de Gama's success as a pilgrim prompted the Portuguese arrival in Sri Lanka in 1536, though they were not greatly welcome by the Muslim traders and the Sinhalese , after sometime a settlement was reached by Portugal and Sri Lanka that incorporated a tribute of 110,000 pounds of cinnamon paid every year to Portugal by the Sinhalese Kings. Ever since Sri Lankan spices specially cinnamon were widely available in the European spice market.

History of Spices


  History of Spices

Spices which we take today for granted have once been the biggest trade in the world. It has contributed a great deal to the discovery of new land. It has made kings conquerors. It has created  and destroyed empires. It has made masters slaves. And this list of things is unending.

We hear stories of the Ancient Greeks and Romans controlling the spice trade in Europe and we also hear that once spices were used as a form of payment. In other words spices like cinnamon and cloves have been used as currency a long time ago.  All this is evidence to suggest how much spices were valued all over the world. 

As already mentioned the spice trade was mainly in the hands of the Arab traders who made a lot of profit by acting as middlemen. The Europeans did not have access to the Eastern spice market because during that time there was no sea route to reach the spice producing countries of Asia. 

Nevertheless during the 15th century that is during the Renaissance period people started to look afar for new opportunities. It was during this period they discovered the new sea route to the East and started to dominate the sea trade and particularly the spice trade in the world.

Among the nations who wanted to control the spice trade were the Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish, and the English. Not only did they engage in the spice trade ,they also changed the whole of Asia tremendously