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The spice is becoming extinct and is also facing threats from a counterfeit variety
- Kasturi Manjal with milk cream or rose water has been “grandma’s potion” for glowing skin.
- Turmeric, an essential ingredient in all Indian kitchens, has gained fame and acceptance for its cosmetic and healing properties and has been a core ingredient of many beauty products and medicines.
- The turmeric can be cultivated in open fields, in flower pots or grow bags.
- The farming methods are easy and it can be harvested in seven to eight months.