It is also called wild turmeric. I find it very interesting because its flower is very different, and because of its high medicinal value. So I think it is very precious.
It grows up to 3 to 4 feet height. Its flowers are very interesting with many petals and have pink and yellow parts.
A small spider sitting between the petals. But I think it was a little scared when I approached it, but anyway that was a nice place for it . . .
The leaves are long and big and have resemblance to banana leaves, but the tips are pointed.
It has high medicinal value and is an important one in Ayurveda. It can cure skin diseases and is usually applied on the body before bath.
Here, in Kerala it is called Kasthoorimanjal (Kasthurimanjal). It belongs to the ginger family.
Scientific name: Curcuma aromatica
Other name : manjakkoova (manja koova)