Thekkady: Spice Garden and Ayurvedic Plantations
Thekkady provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the world of plants and how they are used in medicine. If you are interested, make some time for a tour of the spice plantations.
You can consider the hills of Thekkady to be nature’s pharmacy. Here, since ancient times, people have been using medicinal herbs that grow in the forest. There are plant remedies for everything, including common ailments like a migraine, burn wounds and even those that can ward off carcinogens.
The spice plantations of Thekkady are well-known for cardamom, pepper, coffee and cocoa. All these plantations also grow a host of medicinal plants like Brahmi and Ashwagandha. If you visit these plantations you will get an excellent opportunity to learn about the world of plants and how they are used in Ayurveda, homeopathy and in western medicine.
Guides who can speak in a number of languages, including French and German, are available on request to take you through a tour of the plantations. Most of them have a shop where one can buy some of the herbs, medicinal concoctions and even homemade chocolates.
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Location: Spice plantations can be found within 10 km from Sterling Thekkady
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