Names – Wild Turmeric (Curcuma aromatica) Kasthuri Manjal കസ്തൂരി മഞ്ഞൾ / കാട്ടുമഞ്ഞൾ kasthoori manjal, dantmanjal belonging to the family Zingiberaceae. There are five distinct types identified in the turmeric family. Wild Turmeric, curry manjal (generally known as Manjal), kaari manjal, kuda manjal, mara manjal. All are medicinally important. Wild turmeric or Kasthuri manjal is used only for cosmetic and medicinal preparations.