Curcuma amada is a plant of the ginger family Zingiberaceae and is closely related to turmeric. Curcuma amada is generally known as Amba haldi in India. The rhizomes are very similar to ginger but have a raw mango taste. The rhizomes of plants in the genus Curcuma have a traditionally important role as a coloring agent in food, cosmetics, and textiles. Curcuma amada commonly known as mango-ginger is one of the species with rhizomes having the characteristic odor of raw mangoes.