HOMEMADE ARROWROOT POWDER Arrowroot powder (koovapodi) is obtained from the rhizomes of West Indian arrowroot (Marantaarundinacea).This home made product, like many of our products, is the result of a women venture. They are a group of hardworking women who spend their leisure in a productive manner to ensure quality products for our customers.Apart from the faint odor when mixed with water, this light white powder has no distinctive odor. It is valued as a foodstuff as well as a source of starch. It is a popular ingredient in British cuisine. As a thickening agent in culinary art, arrowroot powder can be used in place of cornstarch and flour. Being a baking ingredient it is used in biscuits, jellies, cakes, and puddings. Koovapodi is considered as the most effective natural and homemade remedy for diarrhea and urinary infection. Apart from the culinary and medicinal use, arrowroot powder also has cosmetic properties. It helps to get rid of blemishes, rashes and is also used as a base for face powder.