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Arrowroot


Price: £0.60

  • 50 g powder 
 

This wildly useful food starch was cultivated as early as 5,000 B.C. Originally known as Aru-Aru, defined as “meal of meals,” it was named as such by the Arawak. This now-extinct people of the Caribbean islands were the first to use this handy plant and found it had many useful properties and applications. Another derivation of the name “Arrowroot” came from its ability to heal the wounds of those who were shot by poisonous arrows in the Central American region.

These days Arrowroot is mainly used as a thickener in food, making a great serves gluten-free, healthier alternative to Cornstarch, as it’s both GMO-free and vegan. Arrowroot is one of the easiest starches for the body to digest making it beneficial for sensitive digestive systems. Perhaps arrowroot’s best feature of all is it's anti-inflammatory properties as most modern diseases are due to inflammation. It’s also an excellent homeopathic treatment for various common medical issues and is also a natural immunity booster.

Health benefits include being shown to help reduce diarrhoea, constipation and abdominal pain, it's antiseptic properties can help those with UTI's, cytotoxic activities help build immunity, helps fight food-borne pathogens and can be applied directly to painful gums to sooth pain.