She also knew a lot of home remedies and her home in the High ranges was full of medicinal plants. She helped a “vaidya” (traditional Doctor) when she was young and all the herbal recipes were passed on to her when the Doctor passed away. So, she could give some kind of a remedy to most of the ailments. She also used to wear a large earring called Kunukk, but as she got older, her children wasn’t sure of her safety as she would go to church every morning and would go alone to the city and neighbor’s houses. So, she started wearing a small earring with a small gold chain.
She was married off at the age of 12. Her husband was 25 (I think), was widowed and had 2 children already when they got married. After wedding, she came to her husband’s place. The husband was one of the first people to arrive in their part of the town called “Thekkumkaanam” in the Idukki district of present-day Kerala. He had migrated from Kottayam to there. He cleared the Teak forest and made the land suitable for agriculture.