|Common Names |
|Arrowroot powder , Obedience plant |
|Botanical Name |
|Maranta arundinacea |
How to Use|
Side Effects |
Plant & Garden|
Preparation Methods & Dosage :Arrowroot thickens at lower temperatures than either flour or cornstarch, and is best mixed first with a cool liquid before applying heat. Substitute 2 teaspoons of arrowroot for 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, or 1 teaspoon of arrowroot for 1 tablespoon of flour in recipes. Home herbalists use arrowroot powder as a substitute for talcum in body care and a base for body powders.
Learn how to use Arrowroot powder in herbal remedies
Arrowroot powder is added to foods to help stop diarrhea, help soothe irritable bowel syndrome, and is considered a nutritious and easily digested food starch for infants and elderly patients with bowel complaints. Arrowroot is also used in bath and body care recipes, like these bath salts.
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|In the Kitchen: Today arrowroot is valued by chefs for its use as a thickener in clear glazes and jellies and can be used as a substitute for flour or cornstarch in recipes.|
Arrowroot powder Side Effects:
The name may stem from the word for meal of meals(aru-aru)in the language of the West Indies Arawak people, Others believe the name comes from arrowroot's use in treating wounds from poison arrows.
Regional Traditions :African *
Central and South America *
Arrowroot has been a eaten as a root starch vegetable for thousands of years,and the fine grained powder was used in early paper making.