Plant name : Koovai kizhangu
” Its a nutritive medicinal herb and known as East Indian Arrow root”
Botanical name : Maranta arundinacea
Family : Marantaceae
Actions : Anti-inflammatory, Anti-diarrhoeal, Demulcent, Refrigerant, Nutrient.
Siddha Medicinal Uses :
- The flour of the tuber is used as a dietary aid in acute diarrhoea, gastro-enteritis etc.
- The flour of aroow root is given as a nutritive supplement in the form of gruel to patients especially in the convalescent period and to infants.
Note: Siddha treatment is based on complete physical examination of the patient, Naadi diagnosis, and other diagnostic criteria of the disease. The content given in this article is purely meant for information and education purpose only. Kindly consult a Siddha physician before any sort of self medication.