The Cayce Herbal 
 A Comprehensive Guide to the  
Botanical Medicine of Edgar Cayce

Botanical Name: Maranta arundinacea

Common Names and Synonyms: Maranta Starch, Indian Arrowroot

Background: Native to central and south America, arrow is now cultivated in Asia, India and Africa.  Historically, this plant has been mashed and used to facilitate the healing of arrow wounds, hence its common name.

Arrowroot in the Cayce Readings
  • Edgar Cayce recommended arrowroot primarily as an easily assimilated dietary supplement for body-building.
Cayce Quotes on Arrowroot

    An intestinal wash would be good - not an acid but alkaline.  Arrowroot, balsam and lime properties should be taken into the system.

    In the preparation of the arrowroot, use about the tablespoonful to a glass to glass and a half of water.  May be made or cooked as a gruel, or given in small quantities.

    Those of the foods should be those of the juices and not of grease from those of the beef that is clear of fat, those as will be in the sugar - in that as may be had in blanc mange, or in arrowroot, or in junket, or in such.  These are as BUILDING for the system, through assimilations, as will aid in digestion.

(Q)  What can be done to promote appetite, so she can gain weight?
(A)  As indicated, use the character of diet pointed out.  Those things that make for body-building; plenty of the beef juices, liver, junket, milk - that is made with arrowroot, and such - these will be contributory to making for better assimilation and better body-building.


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