Blue arrowroot – neela koova – powder (Curcuma leucorrhiza Roxb)

Price :  190.00

Net Qty: 100 gms

How to identify true native blue arrowroot – neela koova:

  • The root will have a slight bluish tint.
  • White or American arrowroot will even have a white outer peel.
  • It has slight different fragrant that yellow and white arrowroot.
  • Blue arrowroot powder hardens much faster than other two varieties mentioned above.

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Original Kerala Blue arrowroot – neela koova – Podi:

Curcuma leucorrhiza Roxb (blue arrowroot) is a nutritive medicinal herb which grows without organically in Kerala and many parts of western ghats. It is also cultivated for a starch obtained from the rootstock; used as food and medicine.

Tubers are cleaned and scraped after harvesting and then it is washed. Then it is rubbed on a rough rock surface to produce pulp, it is then washed with water and the fiber is discarded. After the starch settles in the water, water is discarded and fresh water is added. This process continuous till the residue is pure white. It is then sun dried.

Curcuma Angustifolia is the Yellow arrowroot which is also useful as medicine. Whereas white arrowroot(Maranta Arundinacea) is not from the Zingiberaceae family which consist of turmeric, ginger and many other medicinal root variety.

Best way to use Koova Podi:

Best way to use it is mixed with water and boil, Add salt/sugar or milk and consume warm.

Health Benefits of Neela Koova Podi:

  1. Neela Koova Podi has high Antioxidant and Antimicrobial qualities.
  2. It is excellent for reproductive systems. It enhances the semen quantity and quality. Its extremely good for dysuria and leucorrhoea.
  3. Koova podi cools the body, reduces urinary trouble and also prevents stone formation.
  4. It also has calcium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus and other minerals.
  5. Koova podi can also be used as a weaning food. As it can be easily digested by the body.

Storage care

  • Transfer contents to an airtight container after opening.
  • Store in a cool, dry place.

Usage instructions

  • Use as per requirement.


100 grams


Additional information

Net Qty.

100 gms

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