Although Star Anise is now grown in northern states like Himachal Pradesh, it is a native of Vietnam and Southwest China. A secret ingredient of masala chai and culinary delicacies like Biryani, it is a widely used ingredient in Chinese and Indonesian cooking as well.
Summer means beach days, travel, hiking, nature walks, road trips, picnic, and swimming!
But proper attention to our skin is essential during these scorching days. Here we have compiled for you our best-hidden summer skincare secrets:
The benefits of Cherimoya has hypnotised tribal lands for long. Grown abundantly in the wild forests of Satpura by an array of tribes, Cherimoya (or Custard Apple) has been a source of delight since time immemorial. From being depicted on a bas relief in the Bharhut Stupa and Sanchi sculptures to being Abul Fazl’s muse muse in Ain-i-Akbari, Cherimoya finds itself to be at the centre of attention for centuries.
Central India is where the lush green jungles of Satpura and Vindhya entrance the onlookers, where the warmth of the River Goddess Narmada coddles one, where many tribal communities find their humble abode in the plains of Chattisgarh.