1. Virali Manjal(Curcuma longa) is a perennial herbaceous plant that grows up to 1mt in height. Leaves of this plant are alternate, smooth, green, tapering at both ends, and arranged in the pair of two. Leaves are further divided into leaf sheath, leaf blade, and petiole. 2. Which manjal is used for cooking? The most commonly used variety of Turmeric used for cooking is known as Virali Manjal or Curry Manjal. 3.It is used to expel out extra kapha and meda dosha from body. Being a stimulant it is used to stimulate digestive fire and it is used as a stomach tonic and used in various ailments associated with the digestive system. Externally its paste is used in the treatment of acne and pimples. It is also beneficial to treat anemia.