Health Benefits of Arrowroot

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Arrowroot is a starch obtained from the rhizomes (rootstock) of several tropical plants, traditionally Maranta arundinacea

Arrowroot can be bought in powder and put into drinks several times a day. Here are some of the benefits of Arrowroot:

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Arrowroot is used as a nutritional food for infants and for people recovering from illness. It is also used for stomach and intestinal disorders, including diarrhea.

Some people soothe painful gums and sore mouth by applying arrowroot directly to the affected area. Babies cut teeth on arrowroot cookies.

In foods, arrowroot is used as an ingredient in cooking. Arrowroot is often replaced with cheaper starches, including potato, corn, wheat, or rice starch.

  • Intestinal problem (irritable bowel syndrome, IBS). Early research suggests that taking powdered arrowroot three times per day with meals for one month reduces stomach pain and diarrhea in people with IBS.
  • Soothing mucous membranes, such as the mouth and gum linings.


  • Better Digestion

  • Improved Heart Health

  • Safe for infants

  • Fights Salmonella Virus

  • Reduced Stomach Concerns

  • Growth and Development

  • Weight Loss


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