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What other names is Arrowroot known by?

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

What is Arrowroot?

Arrowroot is a plant. People use the root and rhizome (underground stem) to make medicine.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Stomach and intestine problems, including diarrhea.
  • Soothing mucous membranes, such as the mouth and gum linings.

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