100% Natural Arrowroot Starch / Arrowroot Powder
Arrowroot refers to any plant of the genus Maranta, but the term is most commonly used to describe the easily digestible starch obtained from the rhizomes of Maranta arundinacea. Other plants that produce similar starches include East Indian arrowroot (Curcuma angustifolia), Queensland arrowroot (Cannaceae family), Brazilian arrowroot (Euphorbiaceae family), and Florida arrowroot (Zamia pumila or Zamia integrifolia). This monograph addresses only true arrowroot, Maranta arundinacea.
Function of Arrowroot Extract
1.Arrowroot is used to soothe and relieve the irritation of inflamed mucous membranes. This easily digested plant is a natural source of calcium and may provide a nourishing bland diet for convalescents.
2.Arrowroot is thought to be helpful in the treatment of indigestion, wounds and for regulating bowel complaints. The lack of gluten in Arrowroot flour makes it useful as a replacement for wheat flour in baking.
3.Arrowroot is used in the form of a starchy powder dried from the milky liquid extracted from the grated plant rhizome.Traditionally, arrowroot has been used as a remedy for diarrhea, possibly due to its high starch content.In 2000, one methodologically weak study found a modest benefit for relief of diarrhea in patients with irritable bowel syndrome using commercially prepared arrowroot. Further studies of higher quality are needed before a arrowroot can be recommended for this use.