Herbal Ways

July 26, 2012 (LBO) – A Sri Lanka based herbal remedies and personal care producer, has begun trials on therapies linked to anti-diabetes and improving the quality of life, to meet increasing consumer demand for natural remedies, officials said. Link Natural Products Private Limited, a subsidiary of CIC Holdings Plc, says it is working local medical and scientific community to develop products suitable for local and foreign clients.

Devapriy aNugewela, Link™s chairman and chief executive said they are working on an anti-diabetic drug, a sleep enhancer, and herbal remedy to improve the quality of life of patients receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments.

“All our products are aimed at improving the quality of life of people, by using a wide range of herbs and medicinal plants,” Nugewela told reporters during a tour of the firm™s plant in Dompe, some 35 kilometres north-west from Colombo.

For instance, ongoing surveys on the firm™s herbal toothpaste, Link Sudantha, looks at the benefits people get through daily usage.

The herbal toothpaste, which contains extracts of nine herbs, keeps teeth and gums healthy according to traditional Ayurveda treatments.

Link, which produces some 30,000 tubes of Sudantha tooth