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Koova podi, Kua, Ararut kizhangu/ Indian Arrow Root Powder -100gm

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Tamil Name : கோவ பொடி , அரருட்கிளங்கு , அரருட்-கிழங்கு / Koova podi, Ararutkilangu, Kua, Ararut-kizhangu

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Botanical Name    : Curcuma Angustifolia

English Name       : Indian Arrow Root

Tamil Name          : கோவ பொடி , அரருட்கிளங்கு , அரருட்-கிழங்கு / Koova podi, Ararutkilangu, Kua, Ararut-kizhangu

Hindi Name          : तिखुर / Tikhur

Malayalam Name : കൂവ , കുവ -കിഴന്ന / Koova, Kuva-kizhanna

Telugu Name        : ఆరారుట -గడ్డలు / Ararut-gaddalu


Arrowroot powder is a natural gluten-free unmodified starch that comes from the rhizome of Maranta arundinacea, L., which is about 23% starch. 

This powder is white-colored starch that is rich in nutritional value and can be easily digested. It is mostly used as an easy-to-digest form of nutrition for infants and people recovering from illness. Arrowroot also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and may be applied as an ointment or poultice.

Arrowroot powder has a lot of culinary uses as it can be used in biscuits, sauces, puddings, fruit pie fillings, glazes. It can also be used instead of flour. 

Nutritional value of 120-gram of raw arrowroot contains:

  • Calories: 78
  • Carbs: 16 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Protein: 5 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Folate: 102% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Phosphorus: 17% of the DV
  • Iron: 15% of the DV
  • Potassium: 11% of the DV

Health Benefits

  • May aid weight loss

Arrowroot powder has 32% resistant starch, which your body cannot digest.

If foods are high in fiber, it can slow your rate of digestion thus providing a feeling of fullness.

It may also regulate your appetite and lead to weight loss.

  • May fight diarrhea

Arrowroot may help treat diarrhea and helps you rehydrate.

Severe diarrhea may lead to fluid loss, dehydration, and even death. Its high starch content may be responsible, as it helps to enhance the immunity level in your body.

  • Highly Nutritious

The starch has a cooling effect on the body which makes you feel free from irritation and inflammation. It is given to heal peptic ulcers and in the treatment of dysentery. It’s a great tonic and nutritious food in weakness, chronic diseases, jaundice, and excessive thirst.

It is a nutritive, non-irritating diet in certain chronic diseases, during convalescence from fevers, in irritations of the alimentary canal, pulmonary organs, or of the urinary apparatus.

How to consume

Mix a few grams of Indian Arrow Root Powder with 100 ml water, boil it for a few minutes. While the water gets warm, filter it and drink it twice a day before consuming food.

Side Effects

There are no side effects in using this product, and you can consider the medical advice for the usage of this product during pregnancy.

Harvesting & Manufacturing Methods

All herbs are 100% naturally harvested, dried, and pulverized without the chemical interactions that assure the natural herbal powders.

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