16 May

Arrowroot is a root vegetable often sold as a powder. It's used as a thickening agent and gluten-free flour. Many of its health benefits are associated with its starch content, which may promote weight loss, treat diarrhea, and stimulate your immune system. 

Arrowroot isn’t actually a plant at all!  It is the starch that is obtained from the root stock of many tropical plants.  It is believed to have been used for over 7000 years.  Traditionally, it was used in Africa to treat sunburns.  It has also been used to help with acne, aging skin, to help lighten skin naturally and for minor cuts and skin irritations.

Arrowroot helps to naturally reduce the production of oil on your skin by absorbing it.  In this way, it also helps with acne, skin rashes from moisture exposure and helps to promote youthful looking skin while helping to reduce pores and tighten skin. The topical use of arrowroot powder is absolutely safe for the delicate skin of the face. It not only absorbs excess oil or sebum but also promotes natural healing of the skin. 

Arrowroot is a great addition to natural deodorants because it helps to eliminate toxins and reduce orders. 

Arrowroot contains a good amount of potassium, iron and B vitamins, which is great for metabolism, circulation and heart health. Studies have even shown that arrowroot can stimulate immune cells and boost the immune system.

 Arrowroot absorbs oils/sebum beautifully and is also promotes natural healing as it penetrates the skin. Rubbing some into skin before bed and in the morning can reduce oil production, soften skin and dry out/heal blemishes. It reduces odors, moisturizes the skin and helps to eliminate toxins.

Besides as a bath soap, other benefits you can get if using arrowroot powder are:

1. As a smallpox drug

The natural content of arrowroot powder is useful as a medicine for smallpox. You need to know, smallpox is one disease that requires special handling. In addition to being contagious, smallpox can also leave marks on the skin if not handled properly and properly

2. For ulcers and cuts

Arrowroot powder is not only used as a mixture of natural soap alone. But it can also treat ulcers and wounds. Some of the natural ingredients in arrowroot can speed the healing process

3. As a moisturizer

This is because the water content in the arrowroot is very high. This water content is good for moisturizing the skin. Besides this way is an economical way, surely using arrowroot as a moisturizer is safer than using a chemical moisturizer

4. As a baby powder

Arrowroot powder can also be used as the baby powder. Because this flour has a soft and smooth texture. And comes from nature. So safe for baby skin is still sensitive

5. Helps digestion and bowel movements

If you have problems with your digestion, you can use arrowroot as the solution. Because this flour can give a mild laxative effect so that you will avoid digestive problems

6. Maintain acid and alkali

Keeping acid and alkali in the body is important. The body is too acidic will lead to susceptible to disease. The calcium chloride content present in arrowroot can help maintain the balance of acid and alkali in the human body

7. Easy to digest

Compared with other types of starch, arrowroot are more easily digested. In fact, this flour is also safe for consumption by infants

8. Gluten free

This is good news for those of you who have a history of allergies to foods containing gluten. This flour can be used as a substitute for wheat flour and staple in making bread

9. An antidote

You can also use arrowroot powder as an antidote. The trick is to apply directly to the wound or insect bites


Although this soap is natural, you should consult your dermatologist first if you want to use the benefits of arrowroot powder in soap. In order not to happen things that are not desirable

 Side note.  Arrowroot i is gluten free.

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