Kasturi Manjal as an Effective Anti Acne Treatment

by jomol on August 23, 2011 · 140 comments

Kasturi Manjal as an Effective Anti-Acne Treatment

I am writing this review keeping Rauni in mind. I had mentioned somewhere on IMBB that Kasturi Manjal was good for prevention of acne. Rauni was interested and asked for a review, so here I am, reviewing Kasturi Manjal, whose botanical name is Curcuma aromatica.

Kasturi Manjal is different from the turmeric that we use in cooking (Curcuma longa) in many ways. One major difference is that it does not stain that heavily as opposed to the turmeric which is used for cooking.

I had seen my cousin sister using Kasturi Manjal from her garden on her face to prevent pimples. When I searched for Kasturi Manjal locally, I found Banjara’s brand selling it, but I am not very fond of Banjara’s face packs, so I skipped that. I looked at shops selling ayurvedic medicines and I found this pack of powdered Kasturi manjal. Other good brand to pick up kasturi manjal from is the Kottakal Arya Vaidyshala, which sells genuine manjal.

Kasturi Manjal As An Effective Anti-Acne Treatment

A Little Information about Kasthuri Manjal (Curcuma aromatica):

Raw Manjal

Curcuma aromatica is called Kasthuri manjal in malayalam and in Sanskrit it is called as Vanaharidra. It is used in making cosmetics, especially against pimples. It is also believed to be an effective fairness agent (I have not used it that regularly, so not so sure about that, but there are people who vouch that kasturi manjal has made them fair). Curcuma aromatica’s paste is applied on body to get protection against skin diseases. It is also believed that it also reduces hair growth, although the claim is not supported scientifically. Turmeric is a great antiseptic and perhaps that explains its effectiveness in preventing acne and other kind of fungal and skin diseases. The powder of kasturi manjal can be used for face treatments and in face packs against acne and blemishes.

Pasupu
I couldn’t find the container where I stored the manjal, I am posting the picture of an almost-empty packet :(

My Experience with Kasturi Pasupu Choornam/Kasturi Manjal:

Kasturi Pasupu Choornam is the telugu name for kasturi manjal. I picked up this packet from an Ayurvedic pharmacy and it is manufactured by the Ayurvedic Shastric Medicine. This choornam or powder comes in a 100 gm packet, which costs only Rs. 56, pretty cheap for a product that is so effective in preventing acne and that too without any preservatives or chemicals. There are no other ingredients in this packet except the powdered turmeric and there are absolutely no other preservatives, which means if you don’t transfer the contents to another lid container, the powder might catch moisture. I had transferred almost 75% of the packet’s content into a plastic container, which I am unable to find right now, so I am putting a picture of an almost-empty packet:cry:

This Kasturi Manjal powder is a very potent and strong antiseptic and antibacterial agent. There are some days when I have been really lazy with my skin cleansing routine and the next day I notice a bout of acne. At that time, as an instant anti-acne treatment, I mix this Kasturi Manjal with two tablespoons of curd or besan (chickpea flour) and apply it as a smooth paste. Please do note that it stings like hell:yikes: and if you skip mixing it with curd, you will feel as if your whole face is on fire!!!!

So, be sure that you are either mixing it with curd or honey before it goes on to your face. Most importantly, people with sensitive skin BEWARE. I have seen people who are allergic to turmeric, so doing a patch test on a single pimple or an area on your arm is important.

Kasturi Manjal and Curd

Coming back to my own experience, after keeping the paste for around 15 minutes, I wash it off without much yellow stain left on my face. It does brighten the face a bit and my grandmother says if I do this regularly, I can become fair, but I am too lazy to do this on a regular basis and no, I don’t want to become fair at the cost of giving up on my laziness :nababana: :mirror:

Manjal Mixed

Okay, so by the next morning, I noticed that almost all of the zits have disappeared. So, I know that this is my one-wonder drug without any salicyclic acid or benzoyl peroxide that can cure acne as effectively as these or better. However, if the acne attack is really severe, it may take up to 3 days of continuous application to get completely acne-free.

Having suffered from the side effects of strong anti-acne drugs and medicines, I am using kasturi manjal for acne treatment, which is a complete natural treatment without any preservative.

Honey

Honey and Manjal

Pros of Kasturi Manjal/Kasturi Pasupu Choornam:

  • An effective anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent which prevents acne.
  • It does not stain like the turmeric that we use for cooking.
  • Kasturi Manjal does not have any preservatives or chemical agents that might prove harmful or lead to hormonal imbalances in the future.
  • Regular use of Kasturi Manjal improves skin tone and complexion (just remember the clause that you must not be superlazy like me!). :teeth
  • Easily available in local ayurvedic stores and can be grown in your backyard without any significant effort.
  • Potent anti-acne treatment.
  • Believed to be effective in reducing facial hair (again, this, scientifically has not been proven).

Cons of Kasturi Manjal/Kasturi Pasupu Choornam:

  • Some people might be allergic to turmeric, so it is advised to first do a patch test on an emerging pimple or an arm to check sensitivity.
  • People with sensitive skin BEWARE. Since this is such a strong antiseptic agent, Kasturi Manjal should either be mixed in curd, chickpea flour, or honey in a paste form. If used alone, it might sting the skin badly.
  • Since most of the time, it comes in a packet, transferring it to a container with lid is important so that it does not catch moisture.
  • If the acne is in the cystic form, it may take 3 days of continuous and religious application to clear off the acne.

So, all you ladies, who are suffering from acne and are scared of the side effects of anti-acne drugs and medicines, do “try this at home,” and there might be a little stinging, but then that’s okay, that is how Kasturi Manjal works, but please do a patch test before it goes on your face.

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Rati August 23, 2011 at 10:39 am

Jomol I will look for kasturi manjal. I dnt have acne bt this sounds like such an awesome stuff for getting glowing skin. :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 10:49 am

he he….rati….you tho have flawless skin…dont; do anything to it :hunterwali: :shocked: :hunterwali: :pray: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2:

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Rati August 23, 2011 at 10:52 am

i no flawless :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

btw where is the picture of “almost empty packet” :snicker:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 11:03 am

hawww….I was feeling so ashamed of putting an empty packet Rati…I can’t find that dabba where I had stored it, I doubt Aarohan threw it out……this two spoons of turmeric I scooped out from the baccha kucha packet…… :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

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Rati August 23, 2011 at 11:05 am

aarohan throws out things out of the house? :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 11:09 am

ah yes…….Rati….I forgot to tell you na…….he has started throwing car keys and bike keys out of the house…he tries to open the car with the key, but when the door does not open, he throws the key out of the gate…..our padosi’s are kind enough to pick them up and return :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

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Rati August 23, 2011 at 11:44 am

I love aarohan :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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Rads August 23, 2011 at 11:47 am

meeeeeeeeeee tooooooooooooooooooooo :P :P

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I hate both of you…. :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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Rati August 23, 2011 at 12:35 pm

:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Visakhi August 23, 2011 at 11:03 am

Hi Jomol…
Great review. .. Since a keralite i used this one a lot in my teenage, as it was available abundantly in my garden… :yahoo: But now i dont have time to make the paste and use it , so i use dhatris kasthuri manjal and its quite good… :waytogo: :waytogo: …

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 11:04 am

BTW, I am growing kasturi manjal plant in my chotta sa garden….I wont need any packet from here on…. :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: I will just go to the garden….pluck the manjal, and apply it…. :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 11:05 am

Visakhi…hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: you too a mallu…. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: Advance mein Happy Onam to you :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Visakhi August 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm

to you too… :yahoo: :yahoo: … i am a complete malayalee.. born and brought up in Trivandrum O:) :yahoo: .. Where are you from?

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Visakhi I am from Alleppey…Edathua district…..my husband from Aluva :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: glad to meet you :cheers: :cheers:

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Shai August 23, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Crashing the mallu party…Happy Onam to you both too!

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Rads August 23, 2011 at 11:30 am

Heyyy…Jomolayyy..you can buy ultracheapish kasturi manjal from these small local shops in Kerala…so much they will give for Rs. 10. Don’t buy the pre-powdered versions – I have read that they just grind the manjal in a regular grinder where other powders like chili powder, etc., might have been ground and that is why you get the burning/stinging. For a long time I used to think that I have turmeric sensitivity..and even now..I would never ever use the powdered versions. I got the dried turmeric roots – katuri manjal one – from some shop in Kerala and used to grind it on a stone like how you would do for sandalwood. It didn’t burn..but I got too lazy to use it :| But anywayyys ..that’s not contaminated with other powders na so it doesn’t burn.

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Rati August 23, 2011 at 11:42 am

hawwwww!!! the mirchi might be burning her face :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:12 pm

arrey nahin…rads kumari and rati kumari……I have used the raw ones, like directly plucked from the gardens of my grandmother, they also stung badly………..like they are very strong na….

Rads….maaha tholi katti you have :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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Rads August 23, 2011 at 12:18 pm

You might have put mooooli on your face thinking it is manjal :D :D :D :D And I used the dried root madamjiiiiiiiiiiiii…not straight from garden to face…that might be more potent naaa…

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Rati August 23, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Jomoll :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

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Vid August 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Rads, do u know where I can find kasturi manjal roots in Bangalore

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Rads August 23, 2011 at 12:40 pm

No idea, Vid..but in Indranagar..I have seen Kottakal shop…you can ask there. They should be having it, i think..

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Rads August 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Oh and do you know Ulsoor market? In the entrance to the market, the first few shops sell pooja stuff and some dried herbs like you know that reeta rita something you can wash hair with …those kind of stuff…you might find kasturi manjal there too..

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Vid…it will be available in stores that sell ayurvedic supplies….hmmm….like things were you can get dried herbs and all

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Yeah Rads is correct….actually there will be shops that sell raw shikakai and reetha na…there you can find…. :woot:

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Vid August 23, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Rads & Jomol, wil go and check out this week :yahoo:

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Rads August 23, 2011 at 11:46 am

Ya..most places..even for cosmetic purposes when they grind they might not be keeping separate dedicated machine for it..which is why there is a chance of mixing up…not that I know that is the case with wherever she bought from..but just a possibility..so it’s always safer to buy the dried roots and grind it yourself if you have a mixer capable of that kind of grinding (and have to keep a separate jar for it) or just grind little little for one time use on a stone :D

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I am growing na Rads….I am growing both aloe vera and kasturi manjal in my backyard….whenever you come to my place, I will sell little aloe vera in a dabba for Rs. 150…buha buha…

this raw one also stings Rads…….no chilli powder I mix in them :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

but I agree with your view Rads….like a whole lot of cosmetic preparations must be like that only……When I was going to buy that rakthachandan na, my mom said no….they might have mixed some brick powder because they were selling it real cheap….. :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

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Rads August 23, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Seeeeeeeeeeeeeee…you take raw from garden naa..how do you grind it??? Your mixer might have remaining fish ka mirchi paste in it…and that must have got mixed with your haldi hehehhahahhahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…I won I won I won :D :D

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm

cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

I don;t grind it radsu…there is a little granite stone….just a little bit of hit with a stone is enough to get the stain out of it….no fish chilli paste wala bartan i use….you only make your Lush ka dupes in your sambar grind kiya wala mixer :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

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Rads August 23, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Ohoooo…you try drying and then using…and no smashing with stone…:headbang:…you dry it…and that dried root na you just do like you would do for sandalwood. I somehow feel it’s not supposed to be put on skin raw like that….I don’t know why :| :|

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Nupur August 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm
jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:35 pm

It is used in raw form only…..like morning morning you get up….drink chai….brush your teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth go into the small garden….pluck the kasturi manjal…wash it under the tap, get one stone, hit it on the turmeric, some juice will come out, put it on the pimple…. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: so much step by step i have explained…. :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :|

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Rads August 23, 2011 at 12:38 pm

that ijjjj why it sting you…if someone took me out morning morning…hit me on head with stone and put me on their face…I would bite them :P :P :P

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm

He he…. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: I should ask your husband to look out for good granite stones in the downtown area….. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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laks August 23, 2011 at 11:56 am

mom used to make me use it wen i was small but i used to skip it :( regret not listening to her now :(

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Laks……..jaldi jaldi grow it and apply it….I am using it for my feet also…I have learnt that from the telugu people……..it keeps away fungal infections and all……

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Parita August 23, 2011 at 11:57 am

We make pickle out of this :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
I used to apply this daily in the night during college days and in the morning would look all yellowish and even after washing my face it still showed up….stopped applying when one of my colleagues inquired if I have jaundice as I was looking more and more yellow each day :stars: :stars: :stars:
But I totally agree that it does heal pimples and gives a nice glow plus it has antiseptic qualities and it very good for skin :waytogo: :waytogo:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Parita….but kasturi manjal tho doesn;t stain that badly…..I just wash it off and there is no stain……

Parita…you used cooking wala haldi on your face :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

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Parita August 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm

arre no no jomol its the same but i kept it over night on my face and not just for 15 mins and hence got all yellowish cast
:spank: :spank: you not understanding :waaa: :waaa:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I understand now Parita…… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: just wanted to irritate you :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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manjusha August 23, 2011 at 11:59 am

I use it evryday. I am sensitive to it. :worship: but when mixed with honey,no burning sensation for me :waytogo: its homemade. mix equal parts of kasthuri mangal ..& multanimitti in eggwhite,tomatojuice,aloverajuice&honey. I hv super oily skin during summer.dis pack helps a lot then :toothygrin: it gives a smooth skin n eliminates blackhead. its messy,bt realy worth d mes. :thumbsup: realy nice article wid useful info Jomol.

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Thanks Manjusha……I completely agree with you that it’s worth mess :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Wow…thanks for the tip Manjusha…….I believe in all these kind of therapies……..so much better than those chemical ones :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Rads August 23, 2011 at 12:21 pm

You believe in all therapies and try all therapies and finally it will be whitening paste became white patch (I make hubby type it properly in malayalam english tomorrow when he wakes up :D)

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Velukan thechathu pandu ayyi….is it correct radsu :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa:

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Rads August 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm

yeshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…that onlyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy…thatttttttt onlllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehehheheheheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee……….the malayalam masterjiii is snoring naa so I wrote english version. I knew you will get it :D :D

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Yeah, you and your hubby are tho chakkikyu ottha chankaran :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Thank you thank you……have I told you how much I used to get in my GK exams :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen:

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Rads August 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Hawwwwwwwwwwwww…you calling me Hakkaaa??????/// Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr……:hunterwali:

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Rati August 23, 2011 at 12:29 pm

she calling you hakka noodles. ?:)

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Rads August 23, 2011 at 12:37 pm

No she calling me Jackfruit….fat…lumpy and full of poky poky spines :cry:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:38 pm

No I am calling you Chakki…..aying….hindi mein kuch aur meaning hai na…radsu……. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

Rati, “chakkiotta chankaran means”

made for each other in a bad and negative way…. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Nupur August 23, 2011 at 12:39 pm

oh sheeeeettttttttttttttt :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth:

Rati August 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm

hawww jomol. you so mean. :spank: :spank: :spank: Radhika , the NRI should be treated with respect. :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

made for each other in a bad way ? ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:)

Rads August 23, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I hate this Indian makeup blog…certain Indians here are very mean to me :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: and calling me names… :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: me tho very diplomatically said hakka…actually she called me c and then hakka…. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Rati August 23, 2011 at 12:51 pm

yes yes , who was saying ” good morning Indians” a few days back :preen: :preen:

jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Oh….Rati and Noopuriiiiiiiiii….I tho called her chakki in malayalam…..it’s like chakki is one happy go lucky woman….and she meets one chankaran….both of them have same demeanour, so matching matching…..something like jaise to taisa……arre…maaf karo…I no translate anything….I no mean dirty way Rads :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Rads August 23, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I didn’t know what this chakki is only…I thought it’s jackfruit….:|

Rati August 23, 2011 at 12:53 pm

why am i having serious trust issues with jomol here. :| :| :| :| :|

Manjusha August 23, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I have tried the chemicals for a long time,Jomol. Many of the times it didn wok.:huh: I gave the ‘naturals’ a chance. several of them didn work. but this was the 1 that didnt disappoint me. :happydance:

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Nupur August 23, 2011 at 12:21 pm

i cud make out dat its ur revu jomoli from d heading :) :) :teddy: :teddy:
m gonna get this thing too…n rauni ko bhi btti hu to read dis :)
thanks for sharing this wid us :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Thank you so much Noopurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiii :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen:

BTW, you don’t apply it okay, aur kinna gora honna hai aapko :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: your’s is the last shade even in the FAir and Lovely wala catalogue…….khabardar…..koi kasturi manjal nahin lagana :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:

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Nupur August 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm

:| :| :| :|
but meiko bhi achi achi twachaa chahiye jomol :| :| :| :| :|

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Rati August 23, 2011 at 12:31 pm

you alreayd have achhi twacha.. rauni told. :hunterwali:

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Nupur August 23, 2011 at 12:34 pm

sunni sunayi baaton pe wishwaas nhi krna chiye rati :D
i gave her 10 rs. to tell u dat :D :D :D

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Rati August 23, 2011 at 12:35 pm

:| :| :| :| :| :duel: :duel:

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Nupur August 23, 2011 at 12:38 pm

:toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
achaaaa rati rati, u treid dat TBS bb cream naa? is gooodd? ?:) ?:) ?:)

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Acchi twacha you are talking about Noopurrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii…….muje samaj main nahin aata…..tumhari/aapki twacha par improvement ki zaarorat hai kya……woh they say na……..some deer has scent in its underarm and it doesnot know…..like that you are ….like good skin and tone and clarity you have and you want more and more products…woh bhi poore door desh ke…ek kaam karo….sab ek chunni mein baand dho aur hyderabad courier kar do… :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:42 pm

NO that cream is not good….dont; try Noopuriiiiii……if you buy….gimme….gimme your coastal scent ka things…..your other samaan….wait, I make an inventory of your samaan…accordingly you can give it to me :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Rads August 23, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Jomol….as horrible as you described that deer thing…you got the location of the scent wrong…I no tell anything more :P :P :P :P

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Bee August 23, 2011 at 12:46 pm

LOL lol lol. The kasturi is in the deer’s navel no

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:48 pm

no it’s in the deer’s underarm……… :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: why does anyone…let it be deer or even human require scent in their NAVEL of all places…….underarm ko tho bahut zaarorat hoga na :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

Rads August 23, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Am assuming it’s musk deer..in which case:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musk_deer

If it’s some other deer..I will just go crawl under some rock and never turn up here again :|

Bee August 23, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I’m laughing so hard now hubby came to check if everything is ok. LOL

jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:53 pm

He he I know rads….it’s called kasthuriman na….I had a hindi kavitha in school where they described the deer hunting for its own scent which was hidden in its navel….but then na…navel par kyon…..it should be hidden in underarm only na……. :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:

Rads August 23, 2011 at 12:53 pm

O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

Rads August 23, 2011 at 12:55 pm

eheheeee Jomol…you check the link I pasted heheheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Bee August 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Jomo thank heavens god didn’t ask u to create life. They would have all been in wired shapes :hihi:

Nupur August 23, 2011 at 1:05 pm

chunni mei bandh k :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Bee……………..sabse pehle tho…..I would have created Rads in a diagonal shape…….ha…..sab badaas nikaal deti :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Nupurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiii :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :mirror: :mirror: :mirror: :mirror: :mirror:

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Nupur August 23, 2011 at 1:14 pm

u shoo cutee devily :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :puchhi:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Thankooo Nupuriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shy: :shy: :shy: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

Vid August 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm

love you for this post Jomol, I was looking for this and could not find it anywhere. now will try arya vaidya shala Thank u thank u so much :puchhi:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Yeah Vid….get it from there, most genuine product you can find there…….use it continously every day or may be once in two days and you can easily see the difference….hope it helps :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Taps August 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm

i used it yesterday itself by mixing it with curd, it was really good

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:44 pm

It’s really good na Taps :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Bee August 23, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I want this. But now I’m so confoosed with all the rads and Jomo bak bak. I’m making all wired faces at 3am

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 12:46 pm

he he….Bee….believe me believe me….you like me more na…… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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jiyasingh August 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm

:methinks: :methinks: Gujju’s use it as a salad portion in meal nw n thn with lemon added to it……it taste bitter bt thn lemon makes it edible kinda… :methinks: :shy: :wink: :wink: i wud try as a pack

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Haan kya Jiya…..I should try to include in diet also….it’s such a high-valued thing that ingesting it should not be overlooked :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Bee August 23, 2011 at 12:48 pm

I will love u if you give me this :whistle:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Bee……I love you already, so I am busy preparing the list for things which I want from you :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa:

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Akshatha August 23, 2011 at 1:01 pm

I am going out for beauty shopping in a few hours. Will look for Kasturi Manjal. :) Thanks Jomol..really need this.

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Akshatha…..do look out for it…if you get raw or dried ones…..much better :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Visakhi August 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I believe kasthuri manjal private property of malayaless :stars: Love you jomol for posting this and making everyone aware of the manjal effects :thanks: ..

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm

You are welcome Visakhi….and thanks so much for appreciating….actually my maternal grandmother’s father was an ayurvedic vaidyar or doctor and my grandmother was like an ayurvedic encylopedia…..there was nothing that she didn’t know the remedy of

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Fly girl August 23, 2011 at 1:08 pm

hello ladkiyon kya ho raha hain?rasta banao mere liyeeee the star of teh show is right here baby!!!!!!

jomooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: finallyyy kar dala reviewwwwww….sounds so awsumely awsum but u know the sad part i wont gte this here anywhere.it sucks.nor can i plant it nor will i get this is the ayurvedic stores here.i dint even get witchhazel which nu recomended for a toner.

and yes i know the pian which comes with using things like benzyl peroxide.uffff :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono:

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Nupur August 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm

aa gyi heroineee…….. :D :D
i ll search dis thingy here, n will send over, ya if u come here naa..i ll give..acha i hav found 1 veryyyy good skin doc, yahin MAX mei, he does all blood tests n all n prescribes medicines, hav seen exceleent results on ppl…
we ll detail more on fone….

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Hi Rauniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii…yes I did especially for you……. :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:

You can try local shops that try this dried amla shikakai reetha stuff na rauni…..this does a whole lot of good…..and you should definitely to go the doctor which Nupurrrrrrrrrrri is recommending…..if there is something that can be fixed within the system, its great na…… :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Fly girl August 23, 2011 at 1:22 pm

jomo.see i have heard of turmeric application for better skin but as u wrote this seems to be the right kind of it.the base formulation and even though i take derma treatmnet ya kuch bhi.i would prefer and continue using my herbal remedies.they stand a place above anyway.like even with the presnet derma treatmnet i apply a neem-multani mitti pack every
other day. :shy:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 1:26 pm

yeah, rauni continue it….you know these benzoyl peroxides and salicyclics do get absorbed via the skin into the body and they can be harmful if continued for a long period of time I feel…..even if turmeric and such herbal remedies which are natural get absorbed into the body via the skin na….even then it does a whole lot of good since its an antiseptic……you tho have a hard time getting such stuff na rauni, but I am tho plain lazy to apply it even after knowing all the benefits and then I can get it also from kerala through someone….wait if someone comes from kerala na…I will ask to get extra, and send it to you too :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Fly girl August 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm

are jomo plz doooooooooooooooo;)meri to aish ho jaegiiii phirrrr!!thankoo and yes even i read the lotions get absorbed into your skin,hence blodd and long term soo bad!

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Fly girl August 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm

haan aa gaye mein.huh
khane mein kya hian …huh
lol
max healthcare mein?hmmmm pitampura vale mein hi?rishi ke pass ja rahe hu next month.dekhte hain…blood test kia nu rishi ka recomended.vo tc dlc check hote hian for allergys i have none.just harmonal.
haan cal karna jab waqt mile.also mascara mila? :star:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 1:22 pm

kya mascara…..what all you bought rauni :hunterwali: :love: :love: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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Fly girl August 23, 2011 at 1:26 pm

jomo,me no a frand go to us.nu likey some mascara so my frn-nu frn get nu mascara ;)me get nufin ;(nu makey nico frns from my frns so she get STUFF ;) :shying:

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Nupur August 23, 2011 at 1:26 pm

abhi nhi aaya mascada :| :| :|

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Fly girl August 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm

this is no possible.id hav to ask matts to chk,its been over 2 weeks.she speed posted it.

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Nupur August 23, 2011 at 1:26 pm

haan max pitampura mei he sits..we shud go thr too…. :)

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Fly girl August 23, 2011 at 1:22 pm

aur nu dhundooooooooooo isse like plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :yikes:

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Fly girl August 23, 2011 at 1:09 pm

i need it i want it soooooooooooooooooo baddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Yeah hum dono dukhi aatma…..morning morning evening evening pimples par turmeric lagayengi :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Fly girl August 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm

jomoooooooooooooooooo u being sooo nice to meeee :teddy:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Rauni………rockstar……. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Fly girl August 23, 2011 at 1:32 pm

jomo nahe hoga react.am moti chamdi!lol!not sensitive

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Fly girl August 23, 2011 at 1:24 pm

alsooooooooo jomo i think this is the same haldi(yes)you use in haldi vala dudh.mami told me,i think this is like teh purest form. :struggle:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 1:28 pm

oh aisa kya….then you can apply it on your face na…but pehle ek pimple pe karke dekhna…whether it is reacting in a bad way…otherwise lene ke dene pad jayenge…..but do try it…. O:) O:) O:) O:)

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Fly girl August 23, 2011 at 1:29 pm

chai ke liye jaise toasttttttttt hota hiannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn,vaise har ek FRANDDDDDDDDDDDD zaruri hota hainnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!@nu,rati,jomo,kimi,rads,shivani,navu,akhila,swati,tap,bee and sir jeeeee :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm

We are like a happy family na :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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Nupur August 23, 2011 at 1:39 pm

haaan rauni :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Shirley, I think you have these stores everywhere in the local market where they sell dried herbs and stuff na…..like dried amla, shikakhai and reetha…there if you ask, they will most probably have…..otherwise ask any malayalee around…they might know O:)

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neha August 23, 2011 at 2:44 pm

nan pro ka chammach? :whistle:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Nahin neha Lactogen ka :preen: :preen: :preen: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying:

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jyo August 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm

such a nice and detailed review jomol. :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: me too want this now.will keep my eyes open :nerd: :nerd: :nerd:

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Jyo…..thankssssssssssssssss :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Shai August 23, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Good review….I use’ dhatri’s (too lazy to get the dried root etc) with besan and sometimes rosewater. works like a charm :)

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Shai….I have heard a lot good about dhatri’s powder too….but we dont get it here….must ask someone to get it from kerala :makeup: :pompom: :makeup: :makeup:

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dimpi August 23, 2011 at 5:09 pm

jomol…..i can’t thank you enough for reviewing this….. :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:
One more questions….does this work on scars left by acne???? ?:)

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Thankoo Dimpi….. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: Yes Dimpi it does, but then daily application is like compulsory…..I don’t do this daily…only when I have a lot of acne, that time, I apply the paste…otherwise if done religiously, it does wonder….

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dimpi August 23, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Thankoo jomol…once again… :thanks: n one more thing….can I use rose water instead of honey or curd…both of these i don’t like… :yuck: i find them very sticky.. :yuck:

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ramya August 23, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Great review Jomol… :) i’ve dry skin but still use a little bit of this with green gram powder and curd…. it really works to make the skin good…but i’m really lazy to do it daily :(

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jomol August 23, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Thanks Ramya….green gram powder exfoliates also na….I will remember to use it with green gram Ramya….. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Neha S. August 23, 2011 at 7:58 pm

i use a facepack which is kasturi manjal mixed with sandalwood and crushed almonds…
it doesnt sting dat way..
and yes it doesnt leave a heavy yellow cast but does leave slight yellow.. which me no likes.. so i sometimes use as spot treatment on newly arrived pimples.. it really works well in drying them up and healing them :)) :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

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Navina Nayak May 3, 2012 at 4:04 pm

hi jomol, your blog regarding kasturi manjal is really mindblowing and thought of giving a try to my moderate acne prone skin. Thinking of a ubthan for facewash and bodywash of (Besan, Turmeric, Sandalwood powder, Neem Leaves powder).

Need your help in finding pure sandalwood powder and pure neem leaves powder if you are aware of from where I can buy as I reside in Malad, Mumbai. Awaiting your reply.

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Keirti August 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm

is it confined to a particular region of india… i didnt heard or seen it before here in my city..

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Sneha nair February 16, 2013 at 9:22 pm

heyya jomol tried checking with local veggie vendors???? I buy mangal blocks frm them . It comes for 3 rs. per small stick & then mix it in milk back home. Iy takes like 10mins to get the paste with milk but its worth it :) Used to try the packet powdered ones but then some one told me that they grind it in the same grinders as our normal spices like chilly powder, pepper powder :( Its been a month with this stick mangal & its awesome :D

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