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Maranta arundinacea, also known as arrowroot, maranta, West Indian arrowroot, obedience plant, Bermuda arrowroot, araru, araruta, ararao or hulankeeriya, is a large, perennial herb found in rainforest habitats. Arrowroot flour is now produced commercially mostly in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
The tuber contains Starch (25-30%), moisture 64%, crude protein 1.6%, fat 0.2%, dextrin and sugars 2.1% and crude fibre 3.9%.
|English||Arrowroot Plant, True arrowroot|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Guru (Heavy), Snigdha (Unctuous)
|Simple||Distichous||Ovate-lanceolate; Petiole sheathing, Pulvinate|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Bisexual||Pairs on long||White||Branched peduncles, in terminal cyme. Sepals 3. Corolla tubular below, 3-lobed above.|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
High humid, warm and shady places. Well drained alluvial and volcanic soil.