Botanical Name: Curcuma aromatic
Family: Zingiberaceae (Ginger family)
Common name: Wild Turmeric, Aromatic Turmeric
Hindi: Jangli haldi
Malayalam: kasthoori manjal, dantmanjal
Telugu: kasthuri pasupa
Kannada: kasthuri arishina
Wild turmeric has rhizomes with a peculiar fragrance and cream color. The rhizomes are often used in cosmetic herbal medicines and as a culinary ingredient in limited quantities as a food flavor. Leaves are broad and very decorative, elliptic with a leaf stem running as long to the tip of the blade.