Tuesday, 19 August 2014

5 Best Beauty Benefits of Kasthuri Manjal (Wild Turmeric) for Face, Acne, Fairness & Hair Removal

 

If you have even a small piece of Curcuma aromatica/ kasthuri manjal/ wild turmeric in the room, the whole room will smell very nice. Kasthuri Manjal/ Wild turmeric is very fragrant and you could have easily guessed that it is my favorite among all the turmeric varieties, as I have even named my blog wild turmeric. Each turmeric have their own uses and health benefits but when it comes to external applications, wild turmeric is the king. Wild turmeric treats a variety of skin diseases from acne, eczema to insect bites on the skin. The main difference between kasthuri manjal from other variety of turmerics is it does not stain the skin like the regular turmeric, and is very fragrant than the normal turmeric. But we don't use this variety for cooking, we only use it for external applications. I like to buy organic dried kasthuri manjal and make my own turmeric powder at home. If you don't get them in your place, try using good quality wild turmeric powder. Dried kasthuri manjal stores well, buy it in bulk, sun dry and store it. Whenever you want to use, you can powder it a mixer preferably after sun drying it a little more. This way, it retains the freshness longer. Kasthuri manjal has strong antiseptic and anti bacterial properties, making it the best for acne treatments. But if you have sensitive skin, never use turmeric alone. Use it along with a conditioning agents like milk, yogurt, etc. If you have oily skin, you can mix it with rose water. Even pregnant women can use kasthuri manjal on their skin at least weekly once or twice mixed with yogurt and little bit of coconut oil on their skin, before bath to prevent stretch marks.

 

Beauty benefits:
 
1.Kasthuri Manjal Face Pack for Fairness/ Skin Whitening:

                                      I haven't come across any ingredient that changes our skin color dramatically. Whenever I see an advertisement promising fair skin, I only think how misleading these advertisements are, spending billions of dollars to make us believe something that is not true. But there are natural ingredients that brighten our skin and kasthuri manjal tops that list. A simple homemade face pack made with kasthuri manjal powder and milk/ yogurt will brighten our skin considerably, if used regularly.

2. Kasthuri Manjal For Unwanted Facial Hair Removal:

                                     Regular use of kasthuri manjal on the face as a face pack helps to retard facial hair growth. In our village, many homes have a small stone along with a small piece of turmeric in the bathroom. When women have their bath, they rub the turmeric on the stone and apply the paste on their face, this keeps the face blemish free and also removes facial hair. But this has to be done for a long time. 

3. Kasthuri Manjal for Babies:

                            When the women gets pregnant in our place, we start preparing nalangu powder/ nalangu maavu/ bath powder. It is a powder made with kasthuri manjal and other herbs that keep the babies skin blemish free. We don't use kasthuri manjal for boy babies, we only use it for girl babies as it reduces the hair growth on their skin, if used regularly. I will post the recipe for it very soon in the blog.

4. Kasthuri Manjal for Acne & Acne Scars:

                           Kasthuri manjal is amazing for treating acne and acne scars. Unlike chemical filled acne creams sold in the market, kasthuri manjal acne treatment is very effective for treating acne and acne scars and does not have any side effects. A homemade face pack made with holy basil leaves and kasthuri manjal is very effective for acne and acne scars. You can fine the link for the recipe here. I have used regular fat variety of turmeric for the pack, but using kasthuri manjal is even more effective.

5. Kasthuri Manjal Bath Powder:

                  We make a wonderful bath powder at home with kasthuri manjal. It is made with white turmeric, kasthuri manjal/ wild turmeric, rose petals and green gram dhal. This bath powder is very fragrant, prevent skin diseases and does not strip of skin's natural oils. You can find the recipe for it here. But make sure to sun dry the bath powder ingredients well before powdering, for it to store well. 
 

239 comments:

  1. hii Ramya...i hv 19 months old daughter..she has hair on her face nd back...can u plz tell somthing about that??

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    1. Turmeric is the best way to remove facial hair naturally, but it takes time. The best way to use turmeric is in the form of face wash powder or bath powder. Ask her to use the bath powder which contains kasthuri manjal regularly to see results (recipe in the blog)...A combination of equal quantities of turmeric and kuppaimeni leaves also when used as a face pack gives good results for retarding facial hair growth...

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    2. Hi Ramya ...thanks for sharing gr8 info in blog.I am from Hyderabad.I got the rhizomes of turmeric for applying it on face.but I don't know if it is kasturi turmeric rhizomes or cooking turmeric rhiOmes.can u pls tell UA how to identify kasturi turmeric rhizomea

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    3. Hi, The best way to identify kasturi turmeric from other turmeric is with it's beautiful wonderful fragrance, it is the most aromatic turmeric variety. The second way is it does not stain as much as the cooking turmeric...

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  2. Thanks for reply Ramya....i didn't find kuppaimeni leaves in bangalore...can u plz tell me where can i get that ?? can u help me to get these leaves plz?

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    1. Sandhya, Kuppaimeni leaves are usually not sold anywhere because it is so commonly found everywhere and people don't use it much. The best way to get it is to identify the plant yourself and I am sure you will find it easily even in the city, if you learn to identify the plant....

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  3. Hi Ramya
    please tell us how to make baby bath powder?

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    1. Hi, I will try to post bath powder for babies soon....:)

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  4. I get a burning sensation if I wash off the face pack with hot water or if I leave it for a longer time on my face....does this make any significance? ??

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    1. Hi Dheepika,
      Kasthuri manjal usually does not cause any burning sensation. If it does most of the time it is because of the way it was ground, if it was ground in a machine which has got even a tiny bit of spiciness in it, it will cause burning sensation. Other reason is if your skin is extremely dry and if you apply any face pack it might burn. If it is due to the second reason try applying it with fresh curd.....

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  5. Can you please post recipe of kasturi manjal to remove facial hair for 2 years kid

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    1. Hi Shilpa,
      The best way to use kasthuri manjal for a 2 year old kid for removing facial hair is by using it as bath powder. You can find the recipe for bath powder in the blog...

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  6. Thnq for ur rly....diz blogger is very nice....it helps me so much...my skin is an oily one so I use rose water as u said...I buy a powdered kasthuri manjal from shops....I think I must try making it at home...

    Tel me something abt using hot water after kasthuri manjal...and also tel us some tips for dark circles. ...

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    1. Dheepika, try using warm water instead of really hot water for washing the mask. For dark circles under eyes sleep well, avoid stress and try homemade banana and castor oil eye mask from the blog or fresh Aloe Vera gel or potato juice regularly....

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  7. hi Ramya mam i need your help...i haven pimple n black marks on my face and suffering more to face my friends and office etc, plz guide me how i can make my face clean and glow. My face is oily skin so plz mam am tell me any tips and

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    1. Durga, please try the kasthuri manjal face pack mentioned in the post weekly thrice. If you feel the milk is leaving your face oily after using the pack, try the face pack with pure rose water. Kasthuri manjal treats pimples very effectively and increase the amount of water you drink daily to prevent the face getting oily. Hope this helps....

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  8. how many months will it take to fade off the scars .i have got terrible bacne.

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    1. The results vary from person to person, but you will start seeing results within a week of regular application itself. But make sure to use pure kasthuri turmeric powder and be regular in using it to get good results....

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  9. I purchased herbs in powder separately form online from tamilnadu, but their is no fragrance it smells like dry leaves, tell me is it pure, I want to use it as bath powder for my 18th month old baby for facial hair

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    1. I am surprised that the powder has no smell of the herbs, no matter how much you dry the herbs they will retain at least a slight smell. For using it on babies, it is better to collect the herbs yourself. Start with the ones that you can get easily, it is even better to omit certain herbs in the recipe that you don't get than using powders that are of not good quality...

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  10. Thanks, but I live in delhi so I won't get any of the herbs here, so I purchased on line from sath yam herbs tamilnadu, as u said if v poke our nose then it smells slightly. I purchased kasturi manjal, kuppimeni leaves, karboga arisi, khas khas, white termeric, aapampoo flower and rose petals, all in powder form separately, I mix all the powderhalf a spoon each in green gram powder mix milk and little pure coconut oil , this paste I apply on whole bbody including face, am I doing correct , I want to remove her unwanted hair

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    1. Yes it is correct, continue using it regularly for some months to see results....

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  11. Hi Ramya....Can i use raw kasturi manjal instead of dried one. Will it give the same result like the dried ones

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    1. You can use raw kasthuri manjal too, it will give the same results...

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  12. Thanks ramya,

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  13. Hi ramya iam havng hairs on my upperlip..i have normal skin..plz suggest an effective tip to remove hairs.

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  14. Can kasthuri manjal clear the stubborn comedones in my chin. f yes,how many days will it take to see a noticeable difference.It is like insect bites and it looks terrible.I:(

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    1. Yes, kasthuri turmeric will help. Though the time it requires to heal varies from person to person, you will start seeing positive results within a week of daily application....

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  15. Dear Mam, I used to mix kasthuri manjal powder and dried orange peel powder equally with water and apply it on my face,hands and neck and leave it for 30 min and then wash it.I have been doing this daily for 1 week.But after that i feel my face color has gone a little dark.So I have stopped that for more than 4 days. regarding this I have been surfing the net, everywhere I found as it is good. But y is that difference for me. Need your advice in this. Shall I continue this method. I am totally confused. Awaiting for your reply.

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    1. That is because turmeric increases the skin's sensitivity to sun in some people, I think your skin is like that. Try not to use turmeric based treatments before going out in the sun, better still do it in the night before going to bed that way it won't darken the skin. Hope this helps.....

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    2. Hi Ramya mam.. I have more black spots on my face .. I have my marriage next month will regular application of kasthuri manual with yokurt help in removing the black spots??? Or tell me some effective tips that can remove it soon and make my skin glow

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    3. Try applying turmeric and holy basil leaves paste daily as a pack. It will burn initially when applied but it will greatly help with the black spots...

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  16. Thank u so much for replying mam, but Iam a working woman,so I use this only in the evening. That is after I go home around 7.00pm I used to refresh up and then do this method.Regularly I apply this pack from 8-8.30pm. Then why is that Iam getting the difference. Shall I use the orange powder alone. Will that lighten my skin color. If not please tell me a best way to get fair,clear and glowing skin, Because for the past 4 years that is from when i started my career my skin tone gradually became dark. But i used to be very fair in my younger days. Now my parents are planing to get me married,so this skin tone issue is bothering me so much. Kindly pls give me a best remedy.

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    1. Try the homemade bleach from the blog using mint leaves and yogurt. Try to use it regularly weekly thrice, it will brighten the skin tone well. Though it might burn for some time when you apply on the skin, it is very effective.....

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  17. hello mam,

    I am 24 years girl... I need your help. I have oily face with lots of pimple marks... can i use tulsi powder instead of tulsi leaves with kasthuri turmeric.. kindly suggest me :(

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    1. Hi, you can use the tulsi powder with kasturi turmeric, but make sure it is of good quality for it to be effective....

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    2. Thank u so much for your reply mam... I forgot to add one more point. I am also having lots of pimple pores.. Whether tulsi powder and kasturi turmeric can reduce my pimple pores?

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    3. Tulsi and kasthuri turmeric will help for pimple pores too....

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    4. Thank you so much mam... How many days i have to use this paste? can i use this paste daily??

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    5. You can use it daily till there is an improvement in the skin, then reduce it to weekly twice or thrice application.....

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    6. Thank you mam :-)

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  18. what is the difference between turmeric roots and this kasthoori manjal?

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    1. Kasthuri manjal is also a variety of turmeric that is very, very fragrant and it is used mainly for external applications like in bath powders. Normal turmeric roots can be used for both cooking and external application but they are not as fragrant...

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  19. Hi Ramya,

    I am facing a facial issue and would appreciate if you could guide me with you expert advice. My skin is very light and fair complexion, but I noticed for the past six months my cheeks are getting dark patches and it shows on my very fair skin. After reading your blog, I purchased a pack of Kasturi Manjal powder and applying on my face. I mix the Kusturi Manjal powder with yogurt and honey and use it onto my face twice a week at night. when I apply the mixture I get burning sensation. I live in Canada all my life and I don't know how to look for a real Kusturi Manjal. Can you please let me know if I am doing the facial cleaning correctly and how to look for a real Kusturi Manjal powder? Thanks

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    1. Can you please tell me whether you are using hair dye, as chemical hair dyes can increase skin sensitivity to sun and can cause dark patches on the skin....

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  20. Thank you Ramya for your suggestion. I do use Hair color once ever 2 months and I have been using hair color for past three years.

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    1. I think the brown spots are melasma. Try applying pure Aloe Vera gel or vitamin C serum (recipe in the blog) or apple cider vinegar on the spots for a few weeks continuously and try switching over to natural dye like henna. Though these treatments will reduce the spots, chemical dye will continue causing it....

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  21. Hi remya maam. Ihave a medium shade and i am using kasturi turmeric powder along with rose water for since lady montj and i found it is effective. Can u guess an approximate time period that to be continues by this process for a good result?

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    1. Hi, Continue doing it for 2 to 3 months and then gradually reduce it to once or twice a week...

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  22. Hi ramya this is supriya,I am a mother of 9 months old baby girl when she was born she has clear light complexion not the pink tint but after 5 days she has given photo therapy for 3 days then gradually her complexion became dark still she is having dark complexion only me and my husband have fair complexion what can I do to get back her skin complexion plz reply me.

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    1. Hi Supriya, Since she is still very young, turmeric and herb based bath powders will work well for her. Please try the nalangu maavu (bath powder recipe from the blog) and also massage her skin with pure Aloe Vera gel everyday, both these treatments are very safe....

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  23. Thank u ramya.aloevera gel can improve skin complexion plz answer my question

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    1. Aloe Vera gel will improve the complexion but for best results use it along with the homemade bath powder.....

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  24. OK thank you so much ramya for your quick reply.really your blog is very useful.

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  25. Hi Ramya garu, I have black circles around my chin which is very emabarrasing to face my friends and colleagues.Could please tell me that using kasturi manjal solves my problem? If So, can u please guide the how to use it regularly. Thanks in Advance..!!

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    1. Hi, kasthuri manjal will treat pigmentation well. Mix kasthuri turmeric powder with milk and apply it daily on the affected area, wait till it dries and wash it off. Continue doing this till you see good improvement...

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  26. hello..i have been using tumeric together with honey and lemon.i have this burning sensation..why is it so?

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    1. Kasthuri turmeric by itself stings when applied on the skin but if you combine it with lemon it will sting even more. Mix turmeric with milk or yogurt, you won't have the burning sensation....

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    2. thank you..is this to brighten skin tone?

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    3. There is no ingredient that will change the skin tone we are born with drastically but kasthuri turmeric will clear the skin of all blemishes resulting in brighter skin tone and the best way to use kasthuri turmeric is by using it as a pack by mixing it with milk or as a bath powder...

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  27. Is it good to use lemon for our face and neck?

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    1. Though lemon juice is good for the face and neck and is a natural bleach, lemon juice by itself is very irritating on the skin. Always try to mix it with other ingredients and use.....

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  28. hi ramya !
    I have warts on my face and around neck. i m much worried about it and it also spreads through out the body... Does kasthuri manjal helps in removing it ...plz guide me & give some tips to prevent warts

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    1. I have read many articles claiming that turmeric helps warts, give it a try. To use apply turmeric paste directly on the wart but start with the ones on the neck and if you fell it is working then apply it on the face. We also use amman pacharisi plant for warts, you can read about it in the blog. And you can also try pure tea tree oil (apply a drop directly on the wart) or apple cider vinegar, both are very good for warts...

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  29. Hi mam,is kasthuri manjal will give any side effects..whether it is good to apply it on face after taking bath...regularly

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    1. Kasturi turmeric is very good for the skin and can be used everyday. It might increase the skin sensitivity to sun for some people, if your skin is like that apply it in the evenings. It might cause burning sensation if used separately, always mix kasthuri turmeric powder with yogurt and use...

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  30. hi mam,my age is 22yrs am sufering with white hair from 2years? plz sugest me what i have 2 do mam? am unable 2 leave my hair to ofice and in parties?

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    1. For premature greying, try using curry leaf oil from the blog regularly. It might take some months of regular application to start seeing results, but it is very effective....

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  31. Is kasturi manjal lightens skin tone....anyother skin lightening agent??

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    1. Lime juice, Aloe Vera gel, tomato juice, orange peel powder and even yogurt are good natural skin lighteners....

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  32. Mam actually I'm having acne problem and a lot of scars on my face. For the past 2 months my skin has gotten dark. I don't knw the reason. Can u tel sum treatment for removing scars and lighten my skin. I have a oily skin..

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    1. Please try the turmeric and holy basil pack or nutmeg face pack from the blog, they both work well for acne prone skin and they also heal acne scars. Try for 2 weeks regularly and let me know whether there is an improvement in your skin condition...

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  33. wil it remove blachheads frm face using kasthuri manjal

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    1. Kasthuri manjal does remove blackheads and with regular use, it also prevents it...

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  34. Hello mam....am 19 yr old and am sufering frm facial hair since i hav hormonal issues...
    can kasturi tumeric will help me to remove unwanted facial hair ......how long should i use this kasturi tumeric

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    1. Hello, Any variety of turmeric including kasthuri variety will help remove unwanted facial hair. The time it takes depends on the amount and the thickness of the facial hair. To use, mix turmeric powder into a paste and apply, wait for it to dry and gently scrub it off and then wash your face. Let me know whether it is effective for you....

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  35. Hi mam.. Im jzt 14 years old and i have upperlip hair. I hav used many ayurvedic facepacks and since 2 days i have been using turmeric. after 2 weeks i have a party and i wanna get rid of these hairs.. how can i remove these hair's within this limited tym...

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    1. Hi, It takes quite some time of regular use of turmeric to remove facial hair, the time it takes depends on the thickness of the hair. I would suggest waxing the upper lip, do it in the beauty parlour as it will be hard for you to wax by yourself. It will be painful at first but very soon you will get used to it. Continue using turmeric too, the hair will get scantier with regular use...

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  36. hi mam, i have fungal infection marks on my body. plz suggest me, how to remove it.

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    1. Apply a mixture of pure turmeric and neem leaf paste for some days regularly on the marks...

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  37. Hai Ramya my gf was using Kasthuri turmeric on last few month before but the result was negative she lost his color means her face is got fade now she need to get the original color, she was using direct investment through water and on night time before going to bed, how you can give a suggestion to get remove the fade from her face

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    1. Turmeric increase the skin sensitivity in some people resulting in sun tan. To remove the tan, apply besan mixed with yogurt and few drops of lemon juice or you can apply pure Aloe Vera gel too..

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  38. what is the another way, means rather than turmeric to remove hair from my face on permanently because when am using turmeric my face becoming fade so kindly give a another suggestion to remove hair on my upper lips and face also to recovering my color and lightner

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    1. You can try alum powder mixed with rose water for both upper lip and on the face, but it is a bit drying and you should apply moisturizer later. To get the skin back to normal, try applying oatmeal mask from the blog...

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  39. Hello, ma'am. I am also having problem with facial hair. Because I am quite fair it is very obvious. All my friends will tease me so I try shaving and now the hair started growing even rougher and more obvious. I had to shave like almost everyday. Do tumeric help me to reduce this hairs. How long does it take to remove it? Is it permanently will remove our facial hair.

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  40. How to use tumeric actually? How does it actually remove facial hair. Will it leave a yellow stain in our face? After using the tumeric can we wash our face with any facial wash?

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  41. Ma'am does tumeric remove facial hair completely if we are using it constantly? Approximately around how many months does it take? Does tumeric cause any side effects.

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  42. Hi I'm 25 year old, I have hair on upper lip and under chin. I used to remove chin hair with plucker and use fem bleach on upper lip to hide the black hair. As in fair it appears so clear. Tell me how to get rid of these hairs permanently.

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    1. Try a mixture of alum powder and pure homemade rose water daily on the upper lip and chin. With regular use, it will gradually thin down the hair. But it will take months of daily application to see results but it is permanent. Also make sure to apply a moisturizer after using alum as it might dry the skin..

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  43. Can this be used to treat dark underarms? If so how to use n how many times?

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    1. Yes, you can use it for dark underarms. Mix the kasturi turmeric powder with lime juice and apply it daily once before bath..

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  44. Hello ramya mam
    Im listing down few problems in my face here. Please provide me some remedies for that with kasturi manjal
    I have dark circles under my eyes for the past 4 months.
    I have hairs in my upper lips.
    My upper lip and chin are darker than cheeks and forehead.
    Please provide me a permanent solution.
    Thank u in advance.

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    1. For dark circles, get good sleep and daily massage with pure Aloe Vera gel. For upper lip hair and pigmentation, try kasthuri manjal and curd face mask weekly thrice regularly. Apply the mask in the evening, if you are person who goes out into the sunlight a lot...

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  45. Hi Ramya, i find your blog very interesting.. i am 30 yrs and am 30 weeks pregnant. I have a few issues with my skin.
    I have dark complexion, my skin is quite oily and very sensitive with acne and acne scars. Can you please advise in what ways can i use kasturi turmeric? And also is it safe to use it during pregnancy?

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    1. Hi, kasthuri turmeric is very safe to be used during pregnancy. I would suggest mixing it with buttermilk (since you have oily skin) and applying on the face as a face pack regularly. With regular use acne scars will fade. Try it and let me know how effective it is...

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  46. Hai mam Please tell some gud brand of Pure Aloe vera Gel to buy in Our place

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    1. I am very sorry for the late reply. Here in India, most of the Aloe Vera gel that are sold has some additives in it, try "Fruit of the earth 100 % aloe Vera gel" from amazon.in

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  47. Mam,my inner thighs got darken,using kasturi manjal with lemon juice daily morning and night will make the thighs bright.

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    1. Yes, you can use kasturi manjal and lemon juice, it will greatly help in lightening dark inner thighs...

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  48. Hey Remya..My name is Aashik and I have Pimples on my face and I also wanted to make my skin bright ..so my question is Can i Mix Kasthuri Manjal With Raktha Chandanam,,,Pls help

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  49. Hey Ramay, I live in use, where can I buy the kasturi manjal from? I tried all my Indian stores here.

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    1. I think it will be hard to get kasthuri manjal in the states but why don't you start using kasthuri manjal powder instead? You can easily order it online through amazon.in...

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  50. hey ramya...can i use kasturi manjal powder which are available from market?Does it contain any other chemicals...or is there any harm in using it..?

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    1. Hi Gita, You can use store bought kasthuri manjal and there is no harm in using it. But make sure to check the ingredient list, it should not have any additives or added colors...

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  51. Hi Ramya,
    I want to use kasturi Manjal for my 6.5 year daughter to remove her body hair. Which bath powder recipe I should use?

    Thanks

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    1. Archana, try the avarampoo bath powder for her, with regular use you will see results...

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  52. I have pimples in my face will it help for this?

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    1. Kasthuri manjal is very very effective for pimples, give it a try...

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  53. i have scars,tan,hair on my skin and oily skin on my face can u suggest me few recipes of kasthuri manjal to avoid these problems...

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    1. Mix kasthuri manjal with besan and rose water and apply as a pack. You can also mix kasthuri turmeric with few drops of tomato juice and apply. Sun dry kasthuri turmeric with green gram dhal, make it into a powder and use as a face wash powder...

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    2. thank you mam....i will try it surely...!!

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  54. Hye mdm,I'm from Malaysia
    I use this wild turmeric powder with cold water as a face mask.
    I have a burning sensation at below my eyes part
    Can I know the reason?
    Do I have to stop using it?

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    1. Hi, wild turmeric does cause burning sensation which is normal. Try using it with yogurt or milk, the burning sensation will greatly subside....

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  55. Hi Madam,

    Can you please suggest me where can we get original Kasturi Turmaric....?

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    1. We usually get good quality kasturi turmeric in country medical shops (naatu marundhu kadai), some grocery shops and departmental stores also stock it as women buy it a lot....

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  56. Hi mam, will it remove men's beard because i dont want my facial hair to go off

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    1. Turmeric has to be applied for months together on a regular basis for it reduce the hair growth in women (that too fine hair). So if used as a remedy once in a while it will not cause any facial hair loss in men..

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  57. My 3 year old daughter has lot of hair on hands and legs. Can I apply Kasturi Turmeric with besan or do I need it to be mixed with something else? Should I apply Aloe Vera gel or is there other gel to apply after a bath with above mixture?

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    1. Turmeric can be applied with besan like you suggested with just plain water or you can also try the bath powder made with turmeric and rose petals from the blog, recipe here : http://www.wildturmeric.net/2014/04/rose-petal-bath-powder.html

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  58. Is kangaroo kasturi manjal herbal powder fake?

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    1. I am sorry I have not used the kasturi manjal powder that you mentioned so I don't know how effective it is...

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  59. Hi mam,
    I am applying kasthuri manjal with curd on my face and neck before bath.But after I applied it my skin became more dark and have slight itching over my face.why is it so?
    I had pcod so my skin is hyperpigmented. I was so fair before but because this I loSt my fairness.
    Next month am getting married.really worried .could you suggest me some thing

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  60. My skin is hyper pigmented .so I was using kasthuri manjal with curd before bath,after applying it my skin became more dark .I am really worried.could you help me

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    1. Turmeric increases the skin sensitivity in some people that is why some experience skin darkening but please don't worry, apply fresh Aloe Vera gel daily all over your face, your skin will turn normal very soon. Also you can apply pure sandalwood paste mixed with coconut water as a pack too. Both these treatments will greatly help, try and let me know how you feel...

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  61. Hello Madam, I am a 15 year old. My face is dry and has some pimples since last weeks. Can you suggest some tips?
    I think I have acne. But not yet clear about it.. I consulted a doctor, and they gave me sunscreen lotion and moisturizer to apply.

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  62. Mix pure turmeric with water and apply only on the spots, wait for a few minutes and wash it off. For dryness, immediately after washing your face, apply a moisturizer. Also try to drink lots of water...

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  63. Is this useful for dark skin complexion????
    Pls reply....

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    1. Kasthuri manjal can brighten the skin tone, if used along with yogurt and little bit of lime juice as a face mask...

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  64. Hi i m yuga here, izit curd n kasturi manjal can use for fairness...??

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    1. Kasthuri manjal and yogurt will prevent blemishes and brighten the skin tone, if used regularly...

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  65. Hi mam i need your suggestion, after my delivery, my skin is looking so dark, please help for glowing skin

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    1. Try applying oatmeal mask from the blog weekly twice or thrice, it is very gentle on the skin and will brighten the skin tone well. Along with it try increasing the water intake, sleep well and eat healthy, you will start seeing results very soon...

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  66. Hello madam, thankyou for lovely post. Can we use kasthuri manjal for whole body wash daily. I live in a cold climate place. Instead of soap. Or can I alternate between soap n kasturi manjal. How do we detect the quality of kasturi manjal powder when buying in shops since we r planning to use it as a body wash. I remember seeing grannies using it on a daily base. Or is it safe to buy kasturi manjel rub it n use it daily. Pls help. Thank you.

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    1. Kasthuri manjal can be used for the whole body but I would suggest using it along with green gram dal and rose petals as a bath powder, I have a recipe for bath powder in the blog, please do check it. When you use kasthuri manjal as bath powder along with other ingredients, it is easier to use and won't dry out the skin too. It is hard to find whether kasthuri manjal powder is of good quality by just looking at it, the best way is to buy the turmeric and grind it into a powder ourselves..

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  67. Hello mama,

    Can I use kasturi manjal for entire body wash daily in place of soap. Will it increase my body heat. I have a slight inflammation on my little finger hence asking if I can use the turmeric as a body wash. I try to take curry manjal with milk daily but it increases my body heat. So can I atleast apply kasturi manjal outside as a body wash.

    Thanks
    your reply will be helpful.

    Sivagami

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    1. Try applying thick turmeric poultice only on the infected finger for just 15 to 20 minutes everyday using fresh turmeric paste, within a day or two the inflammation will subside. Then for regular use you can use turmeric along with other cooling spices like green gram dal, it will not increase the body temperature. I have a recipe for making the bath powder in the blog please check it out....

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  68. Mam,
    A follow up question. Does using kasturi manjal powder for daily bathing, will it increase the body heat?

    If yes, pls suggest ways to overcome the increase in body heat.

    Thank you so much
    Sivagami

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    1. I have not had any issues using kasthuri turmeric but if you feel it does increase the body heat, I would suggest using it as a bath powder along with other ingredients like in homemade bath powder recipe in the blog. You can also mix it with curd and use...

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  69. Hi mam,i have something like pimples in circular pattern by the right side of my mouth(a bit below).I am not sure what it is but it has been there almost a year now.can you tell me how to cure it?i wish i could send you a pic but i am not able to attach it here.

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    1. I would suggest applying haritaki paste on that area for a few days, you can read about it here: http://www.wildturmeric.net/2013/07/kadukkai.html

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  70. Mam pls reply.. I had explaind d problem in previous message for me n my kid of 2yrs..
    Pls.. ur help wid b greatful..

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    1. I am not able to find the question you wrote before, can u please write the question again for me?

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  71. Hello mam.. I have stretch marks on my body...what should I use to get ride over it plz help me.

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    1. Hello, I would suggest massaging this oil regularly after bath morning and evening for few weeks: http://www.wildturmeric.net/2013/07/massage-oil-for-pregnant-women.html

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  72. hi madam im 25 years old im having facial hair problem suggest me some ways to get rid of it

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    1. Hi,try this remedy for facial hair removal :http://www.wildturmeric.net/2015/08/nagarmotha-cyperus-rotundus-medicinal-uses-benefits.html

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  73. hi madam,
    i am a men i have pimples in my face and have dandruff in my head,my friend said about kasthuri turmeric and green powder are good for avoid dandruff and pimples,but i heard about kasthuri turmeric reduce the facial hair growth.
    so ,please help me managing these problems...

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    1. It takes daily application of turmeric for months together for hair removal for women even with very scanty hair. Since men have very coarse hair, it will not reduce facial hair growth at all. I would suggest turmeric and holy basil face pack from the blog for acne, you can find the link here: http://www.wildturmeric.net/2014/05/turmeric-for-acne-benefits-diy-recipe.html and I would suggest fenugreek hair mask from the blog for dandruff.

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  74. Hello mam
    I m 26 yrs old n I m having a lot of pimple pores and blemishes on my whole face.. pimples also keep on occurring..I have tried a lot of things but nothing ws helpful..pls suggest me wot and how to use..my menstrual cycle is always normal without delay.. pls suggest a good face wash too..
    I have tanned hands and neck..hw should I use kasthoori manjal..

    I have a baby girl of 2yrs,she hs a lot of hair on whole body including face..pls suggest ..it would b grateful if u tell me wot soap and body cream should I use for her..

    Thanku so much.

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    1. Hi, I would suggest using turmeric and holy basil face pack from the blog for acne regularly everyday, it will greatly help acne. The pack burns initially when applied that is normal, try using it regularly to see results. I would suggest using this powder for face wash: http://www.wildturmeric.net/2013/09/traditional-indian-bath-powder.html. For your baby girly nalangu maavu (recipe in the blog) will work well, since it has turmeric in it, with regular use it will retard the facial hair growth.

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  75. Can any1 tell me from wer i will get dis kasturi haldi...am nt getting

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    1. We get kasthrui turmeric in some departmental stores else you can try in country medical shops (shops that sell herbs and pooja items)

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  76. I’ve always wondered, what is a recommended “dose” for treating inflammation? I use it for cooking but if I want to use it therapeutically I can never find out how much to take.

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    1. Hi Emily, I am very sorry for the late reply, generally 1 to 3 grams of the turmeric root powder is the recommended daily dosage for therapeutic use...

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  77. can kasturi Manjal powder expire?

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    1. Usually all turmeric powders last for years, mine usually lasts for almost 2 years and by then it usually gets over. Usually after a long storage (more than 2.5 to 3 years) they lose their color and then slowly they lose their flavor but rarely do they expire. But they can spoil if there is even a trace of moisture....

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  78. Hi mam. My baby girl is 10 months now... After using nalangu maavu can v use soap and after bath can v apply lotion n cream as usual ???

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    1. After using nalangu maavu you don't have to use soap at all, it cleans really well by itself. After giving the bath with nalangu maavu you can apply lotion or cream as usual...

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  79. Is it kasthori turmeric remove men hair in face

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    1. Since men have very coarse hair on the face, kasthuri turmeric will not remove facial hair...

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  80. Hi,

    Thanks for the great posts. I have been using kasturi manjal for a long time but wanted to get organic version of it. Is it available online of any place that you know in chennai?

    Thanks once again for your great blogging!!

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    1. Dear Aparna, I am trying to find links for all the organic produce the past few days, I will be updating the blog with the links soon...

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  81. Can you tell me how to clear the clogged pores on my chin?:(

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    1. I would suggest a homemade steam with neem leaves and then a gentle scrub (you can find the recipes for the scrub in the blog)

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  82. Hi Ramya!
    can I use kasturi manjul paste(with milk or curd) around my eye area? Coz I have dark circles

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    1. I usually apply around my eyes too. Since you are adding curd to it you can safely apply it...

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  83. I live in Sydney. Where can I buy curcuma aromatic root or powder? I heard that it is very rare in the market. Can I use cooking turmeric powder for facial instead? Is the cooking turmeric as effective?

    Many Thanks,
    Angel

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    1. Hi Angel, Try For curcuma aromatica in Indian stores in Sydney. You can use cooking turmeric powder and it is effective but try to buy organic turmeric powder...

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  84. hi Ramya ,i am 19yrs old,i have got small bumps on my cheeks and nose and it is not pimples and i also have dark spots,i have this on my face for past 4 months.i have not got anything like this before.my skin is sensitive.can i use kasturi manjal for this?

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    1. Yes, you can use kasthuri manjal for it. You can also try mixing both kasthuri manjal and holy basil into a paste and then apply, it is very effective (the paste will sting initially)......

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  85. Hi Madam,

    My son is now 3 months old and his hands and legs are turning very dark. I have been using kasturi manjal during bath but this does not seem to lighten his skin tone. Would request you to help me understand how to use it effectively to see good results. Is there any brand of turmeric recommended for effective results? Also i am not finding any aloe vera gel available for a 3 month old baby. Kindly help madam.

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    1. Kasthuri manjal is the best variety of turmeric for skin, I would suggest using nalangu maavu for him which is a mixture of herbs and manjal(you can find the recipe for it in the blog)instead of kasthuri manjal directly. Continue using it for him, it will keep his skin blemish free. Most of the Aloe Vera gel we get in the markets here in India are not 100 % pure. I would suggest growing your one Aloe Vera plant at home in a small pot and then use the fresh aloe Vera gel to massage for him.

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  86. Hi ma'am.... can kasthuri manjal helps to get rid of black heads??

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    1. Yes kasthuri manjal will help get rid of blackheads...

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  87. Hi!Can I make a paste of kasturi manjal+honey and use it to remove pimple marks?will that be effective?

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    1. I would suggest making a paste of manjal and holy basil and applying for pimple marks. It works really well but it might sting a little initially when applied...

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  88. can you please tell me where will i get the original wild turmeric

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  89. can you plz tell me how to make kasthuri manjal powder from fresh raw kasthuri manjal?? can i simply dry it and grind or is there any other process

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    1. Break the kasthuri manjal into small pieces and sun dry them till crisp. Powder immediately in a dry mixer jar, sieve and store...

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  90. Hi Mam... can you please tell me how to make kasthuri manjal powder from fresh kasthuri manjal?? can i simply dry it and grind it?? or is there any other process??

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  91. How much time does it take to remove facial hair in upper lips

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    1. The time it takes to remove facial hair depends on the coarseness of the hair...

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  92. hi,can kasthuri manjal make darkcicle go away?or pls tell some suggestion to get rid of dark circle.

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    1. I would suggest using cucumber eye gel from the blog, it will greatly help. Also try to get good sleep, reduce stress and eat healthy...

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  93. Hi madam
    does kasthuri manjal differs from amba haldi???

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    1. Amba haldi and kasthuri manjal are the same (curcuma aromatica)...

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  94. I need to know incase if it gts applied to my eyebrows will i lose my eyebrows

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    1. It takes daily use of turmeric for months together for facial hair removal. Accidentally applying turmeric once in a while on our eyebrows will not cause any harm to the eyebrows...

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  95. I found an online source for wild turmeric roots, you can find it here: amazon

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  96. Hi Ramya garu

    wild turmeric can use men also for skin tone improvement.

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  97. Hi Ramya,

    I live in Delhi. So from where I can get kasthuri manjal? Can you name some trusted online dealers?

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  98. Hi Tanya garu.. Thnk u for sharing so many valuable solutions.
    When I got my upper lip waxed, due to overheating my lip got burnt and it left a dark black scar on my lip.
    How can I cure it. Kindly guide me.

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    1. Try applying vitamin E oil regularly, it will lighten the scar. You can also try honey and lemon mixture but try applying consistently to see results...

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  99. Does it also stop skin peeling?

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  100. Hi Ankitaa, Give this one a try, though it is a bit expensive it is a good product: amazon.in

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  101. Hi Ramya, Can men use this pack? not regularly once in a week ?

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  102. My daughter has a condition called keratosis pylaris and so has a circular patch of skin in the face with fine bumps.papules.she has a dark complexion . Can I use k asturi manjal

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