Common name: West-Indian Arrowroot, obedience plant, Bermuda arrowroot
Hindi: tikhor, tikkor
Kannada: kuvehittu, tavaksiri
Malayalam: kuva, kuvva
Tamil: araruttukkilangu, aruruttukkilangu, kookai neer
Telugu: palagunda, palagunta
Arrowroot is a perennial plant with a large, fibrous root. The tubers are fleshy and scaly. The plant grows about 3 to 6 feet tall with branching stems.Long, pale-green lance-like leaves up to ten inches in length, pairs of white flowers and small, currant-like fruits characterize this popular and useful plant.
Arrowroot is often used in hair dyes