Arrowroot powder Maranta arundinacea
- Common Names
- Arrowroot powder , Obedience plant
- Botanical Name
- Maranta arundinacea
Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Arrowroot Powder
- Medicinal Uses: * African
- Parts Used: Root powder
How to Use: Arrowroot powder
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.
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.
Arrowroot powder Remedies
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.
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.
History and Traditions & FolkloreArrowroot has been a eaten as a root starch vegetable for thousands of years,and the fine grained powder was used in early paper making.