Arrowroot Maranta arundinacea
Arrowroot Marianta arundinacea
Traditional uses by Native North and South Americans as a superior carbohydrate with demulcent properties that will soothe irritated mucous membranes and can aid in the relief of the temporary discomforts of colic and indigestion. It is a rich source of digestible calcium, particularly nourishing to children after weaning and delicate persons during convalescence. Arrowroot is said to be valuable in the treatment of bowel complaints: It is used as a mild laxative but will also help relieve diarrhea.It is said that when taken internally, Arrowroot is a good antidote for vegetable poisons and a remedy for pus in the urine.