Koova

KOOVA:

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

DESCRIPTION:

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.

HEALTH BENEFITS:

  • It is an effective treatment for poisoned wounds
  • Arrowroot is fat free and low in calories
  • Arrowroot has great healing qualities

Arrowroot is often used in hair dyes

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