Arrowroot aids digestion and regulates the bowel movement. Its high starch content acts as a mild laxative for those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. The demulcent effects of arrowroot powder can soothe the bowels in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
Calcium ash is the only starch product present in arrowroot. This calcium chloride, in the form of calcium, is vital for the maintenance of proper acid and alkali balances in the human body.
Being easily digestible in comparison to other starches, it is suitable for infants. It can be made into a jelly to feed newly weaned infants. It can also be used as an alternative to breast milk as it is easily digestible.