Wild turmeric, also known as Kasturi Manjal or Curcuma aromatica, is a variety of turmeric that grows in the forests. It differs from the regular turmeric (Curcuma longa) in appearance and properties. Wild turmeric is smaller, darker, and has a strong aroma compared to the common turmeric. It is often used in skincare for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. In traditional practices, it’s used for treating various skin issues, lightening blemishes, and as an ingredient in face masks and beauty remedies due to its skin-brightening and anti-acne properties.