History has it that Ceylon Cinnamon was even used by Egyptian embalmers. At the dawn of the first millennium, spices became a much treasured and sort after currency, of which the Arabs were gatekeepers. They travelled to as far as the Galle port to trade Sri Lankan spices. After the decline of the Arab world, Europe took pride of place in seeking out mysterious, exotic islands to conquer. Portuguese, Dutch, French and English sea faring explorers considered spice islands a worthy prize. In fact spice trade was the first step towards globalization. Spices brought the world a step closer to the place we know it to be today.
Sri Lanka is one such spice island; a home to many precious herbs and spices that are much sought after. Although the spice trail began centuries ago, today Verger takes great pride in presenting to the world these natural treasures, grown in our very own home gardens.