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Emeritus Professor Carlo Fonseka M. A. MBBS (Ceylon) PhD (Edin)

Emeritus Professor Carlo Fonseka M. A. MBBS (Ceylon) PhD (Edin)

There is a belief among many intelligent people that even if herbal preparations are useless medically, they are never harmful. This is false, For example, the powerful drug in the western pharmacopeia known as digitalis is prepared from an herb called the foxglove. An overdose of it is well known to kill people. Thus when the company called Fadna gives me sample of their product called Diabe tea made from Karavila (bitter gourd) although I liked its taste, I was not inclined to recommend It to others without some sort of scientific testing about its safety. Now that a team of scientists from the Faculty of medical sciences of the Sri Jayewardenepura University have certified that the long term ingestion of Fadna Diabe tea not only lowers the blood glucose level, but is also safe at least for Westar rats, I am happy to drink Diabe tea without reservation. I do so because in many ways biochemically we are indeed rat-like.

Fellow of the Ceylon College of Physicians (h.c)
Fellow of the Sri Lanka College of general practitioners (h.c)
Dr. D.B.T Wijerathne B.Sc, P.Phil; C. Chem; Ph.D.-Food Science

Dr. D.B.T Wijerathne B.Sc, P.Phil; C. Chem; Ph.D.-Food Science

It is with great pleasure and utmost confidence that I recommend the range of herbal tea products offered under the Fadna, produced by Food & Nature (Pvt) Ltd.

As a food scientist and as an official advisor to Food & Nature (Pvt) Ltd, I believe that Sri Lanka should offer more processed products to promote traditional food commodities as easy-to-use value added products. I am quite impressed with the scintillating efforts and the entrepreneurship of the CEO in developing the brand name in Sri Lanka and abroad.

Further, Fadna has helped to uplift the image of Sri Lanka and its Ayurvedha industry through its local CSR activities and globally with its widely gaining acceptance, preserving the pride of the Sri Lankan export industry. I wish Fadna a Greate future.

University of Illnoise, Urbana, USA 1993
Additional Secretary (Ag Development)