Cannabis, aka marijuana, was freely used throughout Sri Lanka as a traditional wellness medication for generations—until the British arrived and banned it. Now the government is to grow medicinal cannabis for the ayurveda medicine market and for export to the United States.
The Times UK reports that “Sri Lanka is one of the hottest destinations on the planet right now”, and that our “new wave of luxury retreats will be kind to your body and your bank balance”.
Sri Lanka’s rich traditions of ayurvedic health and wellness makes it a prime candidate for healing tourism, according to international climate expert Dr Rae Kwon Chung.
Sri Lanka-based Spa Ceylon, the world’s largest luxury Ayurveda chain, has clinched three major awards at the prestigious World Luxury Spa Awards 2017 annual gala in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Sri Lanka has some of the best hospitals and medical centres in Asia, and health tourism is developing in step with our Paradise islands growing reputation as a must-visit holiday destination.
‘Ayurveda‘ means ‘the science of life’, and is a system of healing perfected over more than five thousand years that is famed as South Asia’s ancient healthcare system based on herbs and diet.