What does the Ayurveda Resort really mean?

These days more and more hotels, guest houses and other places especially in Sri Lanka in some way or another include the terms Ayurveda, Ayurveda resort, Ayurveda Spa to their names or descriptions.

According to the Cambridge dictionary, Resort means a place where many people go for rest, sport, or another stated purpose such as a tourist resort, a holiday resort, a seaside/beach resort etc.

Therefore if you wish to go to a place for an Ayurvedic treatment you have to go to Ayurveda resort.

Another widely used term by many hotels is “Retreat”.

According to Cambridge dictionary, Retreat means a private and safe place. Usually retreat has more of a spiritual meaning. The meaning of spiritual retreats can be different for different religious or cultural communities but in general it means having a solitude or a community spiritual experience.

Talking about hotels or other holiday places Retreat is used more to describe the place where yoga or meditation is being practiced as a part of a daily routine.

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Peacock Ayurveda Garden also provides acupuncture services.

Acupuncture (lot. Acus – needle + puncture – puncture) is a method of treatment which is carried out through the stimulation of the particular points in the body with the help of special acupuncture needles.

Acupuncture was founded in China around 1000 BCE. Such a treatment is beneficial in restoring a bodily balance and activating the inner processes that help the body to recover from an illness. Continue reading

Cinnamon – Sri Lankan gold and Ayurvedic remedy



cinnamonThis familiar inhabitant of our kitchen cupboards is made from the dried inner bark of the cinnamon tree, native to Sri Lanka where it has been highly prized for thousands of years, in fact at times it was more valuable than gold.

In Medieval Europe cinnamon had a reputation as an aphrodisiac, a strengthening tonic to dispel fatigue, melancholy, winter lethargy, poor circulation, impotence and nervous problems and a remedy for coughs and sore throats.



Ayurveda often uses cinnamon to stimulate circulation as well as to increase the bio-availability of other herbs. Continue reading

Passion Fruits at Peacock Ayurveda Garden

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Peacock Ayurveda Garden Passion fruit plants have started bearing fruits so we are happy to offer Passion fruits to our guests directly from our garden!

Peacock Ayurveda Garden guests can enjoy the flavour of this wonderfull fruit and experience the health benefits of Passion fruits.









Passion fruit is a member of the Passiflora and grows on a climbing-plant.The passion fruit is round to oval, yellow at maturity, with a soft to firm, juicy interior filled with numerous seeds. The fruit is both eaten and juiced. Passion fruit juice is often added to other fruit juices to enhance aroma.

Health benefits of passion fruit

Weight loss: Passion fruit has low amounts of calories, sodium and fat while being high in fiber content increasing satiety and expelling toxins.

Blood Pressure: Potassium in passion fruit has antispasmodic and vasodilator properties that relaxes the tension of blood vessels, promotes increased blood flow, and maintains proper fluid balance of the body’s cells. Potassium also regulates sodium level, preventing heart attack and stroke. Continue reading

Mango season just started in Peacock Ayurveda Garden!

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In April mango season starts in Peacock  Ayurveda Garden. We have 3 different kinds of Mango trees in our garden. During April and May our guest can try fresh mango fruits directly from the tree and enjoy their taste and benefits for the health.

“The king of the fruits," mango fruit is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruits with unique flavor, fragrance, taste, and health promoting qualities.

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Wood Apple – fruit from Peacock Ayurveda Garden

Sri Lankan fruits, vegetables and herbs – for Auyrvedic food and treatment


We continue telling you about various Sri Lankan fruits, vegetables and herbs which are used in Peacock Ayurveda Garden for ayurvedic food and treatment.Todays fruit – Wood Apple





Wood Apple (Limonia acidissima) is common in Sri Lanka, India but uncommon enough around the world so there is not much information about it’s medicinal values on the internet. According to our Ayurvedic doctors’ wood apple fruits, leaves, bark of stem, flowers and gums are used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat many of illnesses and deceases.


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Soursop – ayurveda medicine

Today we are starting telling you about various Sri Lankan fruits, vegetables and herbs which are used for ayurvedic food and treatment. Please, pay attention that all these fruits are used in Peacock Ayurveda Garden for ayurvedic food preparation and treatment also.

               Todays fruit – Soursop

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Soursop is the fruit of Annona muricata, broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree native to Central and South America, also produced in some parts of Asia, including Sri Lanka.

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