Health Benefits of Arrowroot
Circulation Issues: The rich nutrient mixture found in arrowroot includes significant levels of copper and iron. These two essential minerals are important parts of red blood cells, which makes arrowroot very good for preventing anemia, which is characterized by weakness, fatigue, and cognitive disorders. Furthermore, by increasing circulation, you encourage oxygenation of your body’s organ systems and extremities, which can boost your energy levels.
Metabolic Processes: The high concentration of vitamin B within arrowroot makes it an important enzymatic and metabolic substance. The B-vitamin family is very important in regulating processes throughout your body, from hormonal release to circadian rhythms, meaning that you never want a deficiency in that department!
Birth Defects: One particular member of the B family of vitamins is folate, and it is found in high levels within arrowroot. Studies have shown that folate is important for expecting mothers, as it can help to prevent neural tube defects in their unborn child. Folate is also an important factor in DNA synthesis and healthy cell division, thereby promoting rapid healing and healthy growth.
Stomach Concerns: Celiac disease seems to be the new global pandemic, and as the numbers continue to climb around the world, people are seeking gluten-free alternative to traditional starches and wheat. Arrowroot is a gluten-free substance, making it very popular in recent years, as it can prevent the gastrointestinal discomfort, pain, and danger that those handling a gluten intolerance must face every day.
Growth and Development: As compared to other root vegetables and starches acquires from tubers, arrowroot has a higher concentration of protein, an essential component of any diet. By increasing our dietary intake of plant proteins, which are easier to process than animal proteins, we can guarantee healthy growth and development.
Weight Loss Concerns: Arrowroot is extremely low in calories as compared to other starches like yams, potatoes, or cassava. For this reason, people trying to remain on a diet can get complex carbohydrates and a wealth of nutrients, as well as a healthy dose of dietary fiber, and eliminate the desire to snack between meals. Arrowroot fills you up and gives you the minerals and vitamins your body needs.
Digestion: Dietary fiber is one of the most important parts of our digestive process, as it helps move food through the bowels in an efficient manner, while also stimulating the uptake of nutrients. It can eliminate issues of constipation and diarrhea, and manage blood sugar levels to prevent the onset of diabetes. Finally, dietary fiber can help to clear out excess cholesterol, further promoting cardiovascular health.
갈근은 발한, 해열제로서 고열·두통을 치료하고 진액을 생기게 하며 갈증을 멎게 한다.
갈근은 병을 다스리기 위해 땀을 내게 할때나 해열할 때 많이 쓰지만 다른 여러 증상에도 두루 사용된다.
소화불량, 두통, 빈혈, 이질, 복통, 술독, 감기, 구토와 부인들의 하혈에 쓰이고 민간에서는 위장약으로 갈근을 이용한다.
특히 번갈(가슴이 답답하고 입 안이 마르고 갈증이 나는 병증)이 생긴 병이나 갈증이 날 때 쓰면 아주 좋다.
이외에도 갈근은 음식의 풍미를 돋구고 소화를 잘 되게 한다.
생갈근은 술독으로 열이 나는 것과 술로 황달이 생겨 오줌이 붉고 잘 나가지 않는 것을 낫게 하고 갈근 생뿌리를 짓찧어 즙을 내어 마시면 소갈, 온병, 상한으로 열이 몹시 나는 것에 효과가 있다.
칡열매인 갈곡은『10년 이상 된 설사를 멎게 한다』할 정도로 설사에 효과를 보인다.
칡꽃인 갈화는 독특한 단맛이 있고 예로부터 술 때문에 생긴 독을 비롯하여 여러 중독증에 해독 효과가 있다고 알려져 있다.
갈화는 장을 튼튼하게 하고 깨끗하게 만드는 작용을 하기 때문에 걸핏하면 설사를 하거나 유난히 뱃속이 부글거리는 사람에게 아주 좋다.
칡가루인 갈분은 번갈을 멎게 하고 대소변을 잘 나가게 하며, 어린이가 열이 나면서 명치끝이 아픈데 쓴다.