Arrowroot is primarily used as a thickener in cooking as well as an ingredient in baking. This thickener ability makes it a perfect substitute for flour or any other common starch in a recipe. Its Gluten free nature makes it a substitute for wheat flour in baking. Since arrowroot has great moisture absorbing quality, it is widely used in various cosmetic products. It softens the skin and makes it feel soft and silky by absorbing the excess oil.Arrowroot is used as a herbal remedy to treat skin irritations and sickness such as smallpox and gangrene. It is also used to deal with fungal problems like athlete’s foot. Because of its anti-inflammatory character, arrowroot can be applied directly to painful gums and sore mouth to relieve pain. Arrowroot starch can be applied directly to a sunburnt area and helps the skin to replenish more quickly. It can also act as an antiseptic. Arrowroot has multiple health benefits also. Arrowroot contains copper, potassium, iron and vitamins which are essential for metabolism, circulation and heart health, and fight against diseases like anaemia and circulation issues. It is free from fat and contains low calories that is beneficial for weight loss.Arrowroot is very much suitable for infants as it is easily digestible. Mix one-half cup arrowroot with 1 teaspoon chamomile and it is the perfect alternative for baby powder Blend 3 tablespoons each of arrowroot powder, baking soda and coconut oil and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil or a pinch of clove powder to get homemade deodorant. Mix it with cocoa powder and a small amount of cinnamon powder to get a homemade face powder. Mix arrowroot powder with beetroot powder to make a natural homemade blush. Arrowroot powder can be used as a dry shampoo.