Common name: arrow-shaped root.

Pharmacy name: starch from arrowroot tubers – Marantae amylum (formerly: Amylum Marantae).

Botanical description. Shrub 2-3 m in height, with an underground system of storage shoots (tubers). His homeland is the islands of the West Indies; cultivated in many tropical states.

active ingredients. Tubers contain starch and cellulose.

Application. Maranth starch refers to general tonic and dietary products in pediatrics.

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