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Alternative Names

Arrurruz, Arrow-Root, Dictame, Herbe aux Flèches, Maranta, Marante Arundinacée, Marante

Scientific Name

Tacca Leontoptaloides

Why Do People Use Arrowroot?

Arrowroot powder is used for infants and convalescents as a nutritional food. Tacca Leontoptaloides (Arrowroot) is also used in acute diarrhea and gastrointestinal disorders as dietary aid. Arrowroot powder is also utilize for inflamed mucous membranes and as a soothing agent for the treatment of irritated or painful mucosal surfaces. For food purpose, Maranta arundinacea is used as ingredient for different recipes.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly safe - Arrowroot powder is likely safe when used topically or orally in medicinal ways. POSSIBLY SAFE - Arrowroot powder is likely safe when used topically or orally in medicinal ways. Pregnancy and Lactation - Tacca Leontoptaloides is likely safe in lactating and child bearing females when used in prescribed amount in foods. However, its use should be avoid as there is insufficient reliable information available regarding safety of Arrowroot during pregnancy and Lactation.

How Effective Is Arrowroot?

Not known.

How Arrowroot Works?

The used part of arrowroot is starch from rhizome and root. Data collected from animals recommends that it may decrease cholesterol in heart muscles and aorta. Arrowroot powder increased excretion of cholesterol from the body by increasing the production and elimination of bile salts.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Arrowroot?

Not known.

How Arrowroot Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Arrowroot Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Arrowroot Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Arrowroot Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Arrowroot Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Not known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Arrowroot?

ORAL Starch of Tacca Leontoptaloides is extracted from the rhizome and well chopped root by a specific procedure using water. The starch is then turned into a powdered form, which is normally boiled with water and used as orally.


Tacca Leontoptaloides is usually replaced with potato, cheaper starches, wheat, corn or starch of rice.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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