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How is Arrowroot Used?

Arrowroot is an edible starch derived from large perennial herbs.It is scientifically known as Maranta arundinacea and belongs to the Marantaceae family. Arrowroot is also known as Maranta ramosissima, Maranta indica, Maranta starch, East or West Indian Arrowroot, Bermuda arrowroot and Araruta. Native Caribbeans call it “Aru Aru” meaning “food of foods”. Arrowroot has a neutral taste and used in making puddings, cakes, biscuits, hot sauces and noodles. Arrowroot loses it's thickening ability on over heating.  Besides, it does not blend well with dairy products. It is popularly used in British, Korean and Vietnamese cuisines. Arrowroot has many medicinal uses too. It is used for treating cough, uterine fibrosis, and respiratory troubles. Since ages, Arrowroot has been used in making carbonless copy paper. It is extracted from the rhizomes of herbaceous plant. Itis native of the  South American rain forest but cultivated in West Indies, United States (Florida), South and East Africa…

Tremors and Unani Treatment

Tremor is an unintentional, somewhat rhythmic, muscle movement involving to-and-fro movements (oscillations) of one or more parts of the body. It is the most common of all involuntary movements and can affect the hands, arms, head, face, vocal cords, trunk, and legs. Most tremors occur in the hands. In some people, tremor is a symptom of another neurological disorder. The most common form of tremor, however, occurs in otherwise healthy people. Although tremor is not life-threatening, it can be embarrassing to some people and make it harder to perform daily tasks.

What causes tremor?
Tremor is generally caused by problems in parts of the brain that control muscles throughout the body or in particular areas, such as the hands. Neurological disorders or conditions that can produce tremor include mutiple sclerosis, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and neurodegenerative diseases that damage or destroy parts of the brainstem or the cerebellum. 
According to Unani Medicine it may o…