Link Natural Digest

The Link Natural Digest is a popular publication, albeit a scientific one, dedicated to medicinal plants, herbal healthcare and personal care products, essential oils, aromatherapy, herbal therapy and Ayurveda, and related healthcare systems. It is published bi annually.

Link Digest welcomes contributions in English in the category of reviews, brief communications, phytomedical and phytochemical communications, book reviews, and reports on safety and efficacy of phytomedicines.

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All manuscripts must include the following

Title (in brief), author(s), address(es) of affiliated institutions. The authors’ name must include initials and/or forenames as required in publication. All papers and submissions are subject to peer review, but the editors reserve the right to regulate the content. No proofs can be sent prior to publication. The decision of the Editor-in-chief will be final in all matters


  • A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled study on the effects of a herbal toothpaste on gingival bleeding, oral hygiene and microbial variables (Ceylon Medical Journal 2011; 56: 5-9) Download
  • The effect of a herbal formulation on the incidence and severity of upper respiratory symptoms in healthy volunteers: an open-label, randomised controlled clinical trial (Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57: 19-32) Download
  • The effects of an Ayurvedic medicinal toothpaste on clinical, microbiological and oral hygiene parameters in patients with chronic gingivitis: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, parallel allocation clinical trial (Ceylon Medical Journal 2015; 60:126-132)Download
  • The effect of thriphala, a herbal Ayurveda formulation, on serum lipids, in patients on a maintenance dose of atorvastatin for hyperlipidaemia: a randomized controlled trial ( Ceylon Medical Journal 2017; 62(3): 128–140)Download