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The scientific name of Arrow Root: Maranta arundinaceae Linn.
Name of Arrow Root in different languages:-
Sanskrit: Tuvaksheeri, Tugaksheeri, Tavaksri
English: Arrowroot, Bermuda arrowroot, West Indian arrowroot, obedience plant.
Malayalam: കൂവ-Koova, മഞ്ഞകൂവ-Manjakkova, Vellakoova, Channakkova-ചണ്ണകൂവ, kochikoova
Kannada: Kuvehittu, Tavaksiri
Tamil: Kuva; Araruttukkilangu
Tamil: Aruruttukkilangu, kookai neer
Arrow Root or India-Arrow root is an erect, perennial herb growing up to 2 feet tall, the leaves are green, ovate-oblong, alternate, with long, leafy, hairy sheaths, size up to 8-10 inches long, oppositely arranged, ovate, lanceolate, slightly hairy; the flowers are small white. The flowers are white, and in terminal panicle, it dispose in a long, lax, spreading, linear, sheathing bracts, at the ramifications. Rhizomes are the useful part of the plant, which is yellowish-white, the root stock are dug when the plant is one-year-old, and size up to 30 cm in length and 19 mm in diameter.
Useful plant parts:
It is used in dysentery, diarrhea, cough, dyspepsia, bronchitis, nourishing food for infants, invalids. Main ingredient in biscuits, cakes, puddings, jellies and faces powders, bowel complaints, to get energy and vigor,
Vitamin A, demulcent properties.
Demulcent, Astringent, refrigerant, expectorant, aphrodisiac
How to prepare medicines:
West-Indian Arrowroot's dried rhizome powder can use as a health mix, easily digested, nourishing diet for convalescents, especially in bowel complaints.