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Wild Turmeric Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Wild Turmeric
Glycemic Index / Load
Wild Turmeric
Botanical Name
Curcuma Aromatica
Hindi Name
Aamhaldi, Vanhaldi
Chinese Name
Yu Jin

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Wild Turmeric Cures


Action of Wild Turmeric

Nutrients in Wild Turmeric

Taste of
Wild Turmeric

Nature of
Wild Turmeric


Parts Used

Rhizome, Oil

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Wild Turmeric

Avoid use during Pregnancy as it may cause birth defects.
People with Stomach, Spleen or Blood Problems should avoid Wild Turmeric.
Avoid in case of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding.
It may cause Dizziness, Nausea and Dyspnea.
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Wild Turmeric is a rhizome.
It is perennial.
It grows in tropical, subtropical climate.
It grows up to 1.2 M.
Best used for Respiratory Ailments.

In TCM :
Wild Turmeric Oil : E Zhu You
Wild Turmeric Root : Yu Jin
Wild Turmeric Rhizome : E Zhu
Meridians Associated : Heart, Lung, Gallbladder, Liver and Spleen.
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Materia Medica for Wild Turmeric

Wild Turmeric General

Wild Turmeric is known as Kasturi Manjal in India. It possesses Antioxidant, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Stimulant and Carminative properties.
It helps in getting rid of unwanted facial Hair.
It improves Skin complexion and reduces Dark Circles.
The Antibacterial property is useful in countering Acne. It removes excessive Oil from the Skin and helps in getting rid of Blemishes. It keeps the Skin soft and smooth. It slows down the aging process and gives a young look to the Skin.
The presence of antioxidant makes it effective in countering Carcinogenic free radicals. It induces apoptosis in Cancerous Cells and prevents the formation of Tumor. It is a herbal cure for Cancers like Colon, Abdomen, Liver, Breast, Testes, Pancreas, Uterus, Cervix, Breast Cancer and Leukemia ( Blood Cancer ).
Wild Turmeric acts as an Appetizer. It increases the urge of eating. It regulates the level of Stomach acids and aids Digestion. It eases the movement of food through the digestive tract and provides relief from Indigestion.
The Antiseptic property keeps away the infections. A bath with Wild Turmeric protects the new born babies from air borne Infections.
The Antiallergic action makes the body resistance against Throat allergy and Nose allergy.
Wild Turmeric is an antidote to Snake Bite. It reduces the Pain and Inflammation associated with Snake Bite.
Wild Turmeric is beneficial in Mucus related problems. It improves the functioning of the Gall Bladder and alleviates the accumulation of mucus into it. It removes Mucus from the Lungs and treats the problems like Bronchitis, Asthma and Chronic Cough.
It combats the problem of Poor Blood Circulation. It is effective in curing Menstrual Disorders. It reduces the Pain during Menses and prevents the formation of Blood Clots.
Note : There is very slight difference between Ginger root and Wild Turmeric. Wild Turmeric root is less colorful.
Antagonistic activity :
Action of Wild Turmeric and Clove are opposite in nature. They may antidote, cancel, reduce and or adversely affect the prognosis of each other.
Caution : Consult a doctor before consuming it.
Keywords: Dark Circles, Acne, Blemishes, Oily Skin, Aging, Snake Bite, Indigestion, Pain, Infections, Phlegm, Colon Cancer, Breast Cancer, Bronchitis, Asthma, Chronic Cough, Menstrual Disorders, Blood Clots.
Single Herb

Wild Turmeric For Bodyache

Boil a piece of Wild Turmeric in 1 cup Gingelly oil. Massage your whole body with this lukewarm oil twice daily.

Wild Turmeric for Spermatorrhea

Take two pinches of Wild Turmeric Powder and mix it with Honey. Consume this mixture once a day daily.

Wild Turmeric for Wounds

Sprinkle the powdered Wild Turmeric over the wounds twice a day.
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Herbal Treatment For Dandruff 1

Grind 3 to 4 dried Fruits of Acacia Concinna ( Shikakai in India ) without seeds. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of Fenugreek ( Methi in India ) Seeds, 1 teaspoon of Wild Turmeric ( Aamhaldi in India ) root powder, 1 teaspoon of Indian Sarsaparilla ( Anantmool in India ) root powder and 1 teaspoon of Sandalwood powder. Mix well. Add water to form a thick paste. Massage the Scalp with Coconut oil first ( Naariyal Ka Tel in India ) then apply this paste. Leave it for half an hour. Wash off and Shampoo. Do this once a week.

Herbal Treatment For Head Lice 1

Grind 10 dried Fruits of Acacia Concinna after discarding the seeds, 1/2 cup each of Fenugreek Seeds, Wild Turmeric roots, Roots of Indian Sarsaparilla and Sandalwood chips.Massage the head with Coconut oil and apply this powder. Rinse off after 30 Minutes.

Herbal Treatment For Swelling 1

Take 4 cups of broken Agarwood chips. Soak in 2 litre water over night. Next day boil it till the water is reduced to half litre. Now grind the chips separately and again boil with the decoction for 10 Minutes. Filter. Heat with half litre each of Coconut Oil and Cow's Milk. Add One cup each of Wild Turmeric, Rinds of Terminalia Bellirica and 2 cups each of Cassia Auriculata and Southernwood flower. Add a pinch of Saffron. Boil for 10 Minutes. Cool, strain and store. Massage the scalp with this oil twice a week.

Herbal Treatment For Baldness 2

Dip 5 cups of broken Agarwood chips in 2 liter water overnight. - Boil untill the water reduces to one fourth. Add half liter of Coconut Oil and Cow's Milk, one cup each of Wild Turmeric, Rinds of Terminalia Bellirica and 2 cups each of Cassia Auriculata ( Tarwar ) and Southernwood flower. Boil for 10 minutes. Strain. Apply on the scalp twice a week.

Herbal Treatment For Blocked Nose 1

Take 2 litres of water. Add 5 cups of Agarwood pieces. Boil it. Wait till the volume reduces to 1 litre. Add 1 litre of Cow's Milk and 1 litre of Sesame Oil. Remove the moisture from the mixture by boiling it. Add 1/2 cup of Terminalia Bellirica rinds and Liquorice roots. Let it cool. Filter it. Use it twice a week.

Herbal Treatment For Dry Skin 1

Add half cup each of Cassia Auriculata bark, Wild Turmeric, one Cayenne pepper and One tablespoon Camphor in half litre heated Sesame oil. Boil. Cool and Strain. Massage the affected parts.

Herbal Treatment For Ringworm 1

Mix equal quantities of Wild Turmeric and Turmeric Powder. Use this to wash the body. It also prevents Body Odour.
Avoid use of meat and other foods with high protein content.

Herbal Treatment For Cold 3

Boil quarter tablespoon powder of each, Wild Turmeric ( Aamhaldi ), Cinnamon ( Dalchini ) and Long Pepper ( Pippali ) in a glass water. Take with a tablespoon of Honey ( Shehad ).

Herbal Treatment For Skin Diseases 5

Boil One tablespoon Psoralea seeds with One tablespoon Wild Turmeric seeds in a cup of Azadirachta Indica oil. Let it cool and strain. Apply on the affected areas frequently.

Herbal Treatment For Arthritis 10

Powder equal quantities of Ginger ( Adrak in India ) and Wild Turmeric ( Haldi in India ). Take with half cup decoction of Boerhavia Diffusa ( Punarnava in India ).

Herbal Treatment For Bodyache 3

Boil a piece of Wild Turmeric in 1 cup Gingelly oil. Massage your whole body with this lukewarm oil twice daily.
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Ajeet ( India )
21 May 2016
Amba haldi and jungle haldi are different
Sumithra Suresh ( India )
20 Mar 2017
Need a recipe for wild Turmeric preparation to be taken to prevent cancer.
22 Mar 2017
Sumithra Suresh.
Wild turmeric is used to protect Skin Cancer. It can also cure Skin Cancer. You may apply the paste on the face thrice in a week.
The paste can be prepared by adding cow milk, or honey or lemon.
05 Feb 2019
I have oily face by using this i m getting more pimples on my face gve me suggestion
11 Nov 2019
If your Skin is oily, use it with rose water & gram flour or multani Matti( which works very good with acne). But use only twice / thrice week.
Mohan rao ( Andhra pradesh )
03 May 2017
How much turmeric can be used in a day for intake for an adult
Rajat ( Uttrakhand )
25 Aug 2017
how to identify the wild haldi sir....
Please tell...
05 Sep 2017
Instead of drinking turmeric milk with normal turmeric, can we drink milk with wild turmeric (kasthuri manjal)? Would it have any side effects?
Ramya ( UAE )
22 Sep 2017

I had done a nose piercing 3 weeks ago. Last week accidently my specs caught the broom straw that I had inserted. Now a small red inflammation has come around the piercing. I currently apply only warm coconut oil on it. However, I have kasturi manjal with me. Can it be used to heal the wound and reduce the inflammation around the piercing?
Vijay chadda ( Delhi )
04 Nov 2017
How the amba healthy can be used to treat bone or muscles pain. Can we drink it mixing with milk and taken at bed night time before sleep.
Ilangovan.S ( India )
20 Feb 2019
Can men's use the poolankizhangu of the face and body?
Sarita mukherjee ( Kolkata.India )
20 May 2019
I'm using kasturi haldi recently on my face as face pack.but it has a burning sensation on my face. Is it normal?I bought that haldi from a ayurvedic shop.
19 Jul 2019
how frequent we can use kasturi manjal through out our life?(eg:weekly ones or twice)
Sonia Chandel
22 Jul 2019
Hello Narmadha, Kasturi manjal is a very effective herb. But excess or daily intake of herb may cause side effects. Long term usage can even cause Stomach problems and Abnormal Heart rhythm.
So, please take the herb in moderation. Herbpathy has given side effects of the herb. You can check that above too.
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