Before consuming her favorite food, Kusma has to rinse the sand in water. After leaving it to dry under the sun, and filtering it with a strainer, she would devour the “sweet” sand. Kusma thinks that the sand tastes as sweet as sugar!
Her first taste of sand was when she was 15. Then, she ate sand to relieve her bloating. Though it did give her a bad stomach ache later, but it didn’t last long.
She did once put a halt to her sand diet for a few days after her wedding, out of embarrassment. But, she had a stomach ache after stopping her strange diet. Hence, her in-laws continued to give her sand to cure her pain.
She has never seen a doctor, and even claims that her sand diet is her secret to good health