Kusmawati is a 78-year-old lady from Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh, India. She has been eating 1-kilo sand every day for 63 long years. Kusmawati never skips eating sand in her diet schedule as she has become addicted to it.
Let’s find out why this Indian woman eats sand every day. This old woman has again proved that anything can happen in India. This Indian woman eats sand every day.
Kusmawati has been eating sand from the young age of 15 years to get rid of bloating.
The doctor advised the lady to consume sand with milk to combat all sort of diseases. Thus, Kusmawati became habitual of eating sand daily. After the wedding, Kusmawati stopped eating sand for a few days.
Because of embarrassment, this old woman didn’t eat sand for three days but then she suffered from stomachache and no medication helped her to get well. So, people took her to the doctor and then told him about this weird habit of her. Kusmawati’s ultrasound reports indicated that she was completely fit and fine. Thus, her in-laws started feeding her sand every day.
Whenever she doesn’t eat sand, she suffers from stomach ache and sleeplessness. Kusmawati rinses sand in water and then let it dry in the sunshine. Then, she consumes sand after filtering it with a strainer.
78-year-old lady feels that the taste of sand is as sweet as sugar. She has never fallen sick due to the consumption of sand till date. Kusmawati suffered from fever and stomachache but never got admitted in the hospital. This old woman believes that the secret of her health is the consumption of sand.
Kusmawati’s sons Chandra Shekhar and Rajesh support their mother.
Her relatives are also aware of her insane habit. Besides sand, Kusmawati likes eating dals, vegetables, chapati, rice, tea, banana, and apple. This Indian woman eats sand to remain healthy and fit.
She eats 1-kilo sand every day: 300 gram in the morning, 200 gram in the afternoon, 350 gram in the evening and 250 gram in the night. Kusmawati’s major source of energy is sand.
Dr. DN Pande, head of the anesthesia department, BHU Varanasi, India explained, “This is a psychiatric disorder. The majority of people become victims of such habits to get rid of the disease. The digestive system of Kusmawati is normal due to which she doesn’t fall sick. Sand gets removed from her body through the stool. Many women eat clay vessels and hair. It is a disease. Kusmawati’s family must consult a reputed doctor.”