I like to pay attention to the medical things in the book but I hadn't given much thought to arrowroot at all until someone made a comment about it and I looked into it...
Arrowroot is a real thing, it doesn't really have any healing properties, the only thing it's a good source of fiber so it's a laxative, it can be dried and turn into a powder to make stuff thick...
They talk about how a lot of things are mixed with arrowroot and arrowroot doesn't do anything "has no medical properties, it just carries arround things that work"
What have you been using to keep it from going septic?” “Sour, you mean?” she asked. “Ramsburr.” “Really?” I asked. “Not arrowroot?” “Arrowroot,” she snorted as she added wood to the fire and swung the now-steaming kettle off of it. “You ever tried to keep something from going sour with arrowroot?” “No,” I admitted. “Let me save you the trouble of killing someone, then.” She brought out a pair of wooden cups. “Arrowroot is useless. You can eat it if you like, but that’s about it.” “But a paste of arrowroot and bessamy is supposed to be ideal for this.” “Bessamy might be worth half a damn,” she admitted. “But ramsburr is better. I’d ratherhave some redblade, but we can’t always have what we want. A paste of motherleaf and ramsburr is what I use, and you can see he’s doing just fine. Arrowroot is easy for folk to find, and it pulps smooth, but it hain’t got any worthwhile properties.” She shook her head. “Arrowroot and camphor. Arrowroot and bessamy. Arrowroot and saltbine. Arrowroot hain’t a palliative of any sort. It’s just good at carrying around what works.”
It's totally correct, but it's a good situation where we see lack of knowledge of both... Kvothe doesn't know what arrowroot is really for, so he is surprised why she isn't using it, and she doesn't use it because it doesn't look like it makes much difference....
The point of arrowroot here would be as a binder and a thickener, this is a very realistic reason why you would ad something "useless" to a medication, think about strong drugs, can you give 1mg of something to someone? You can't even weight 1mg properly without modern high precision scales, so what you would do would be 10gr of the thing in 1kg of arrowroot powder, and I give the patient a spoonful of the mixture... This is still done to this day, pills with tiny doses of very strong drugs and binders so that they're not the size of a speck of dust... It also could help with absorption times, which could make... keep reading on reddit ➡
Figured it might be of interest to those who bake. I've never tried keto Yorkshire puds so I thought I'd give it a go!
I see those in a lot of AIP recipes and wondered why they are as popular. Do they have less Antinutrients/phytotoxins? I also wondered about cassava in particular because, as far as I know, it’s pretty toxic. Wouldn’t that be contraindicated on an autoimmune diet?
Im sorry if those questions come across as negative, they are not meant like that. It’s just honest interest as I’m new to the AIP. I’ve recently decided to start introducing some new foods into my diet and thought it would be great to look into the AIP.
So, we’re mostly at the people food stage of baby eating, but we bought a bag of arrowroot biscuits from Gerber on a whim. Is there an adult/non-baby version of these? Another name they go by? My spouse really likes them, lol. Kiddo likes them, too.
Guess that wouldn’t work and fall apart. :/
Many recipes I’ve seen have coconut flour and fat in it, but I’d like to omit both, if possible.
Do you think adding some applesauce to the tiger nut flour and the arrowroot starch may work? Maybe a banana instead? Carrot purée?
What, do you think, would work better? Or do you even have some different ideas?
Cassava is also out of question...
I've seen some articles claiming this is effective and I'd like to develop a moisturizer that won't leave me looking shiny as that seems to be my skin's default.
Would it be better to attempt to combat the oil my skin is producing at the source? I use salicylic acid already, I've just always had oily skin.
I’ve seen some posts about arrowroot and I’m a little confused. I saw someone say that you have to find the “real” version as the higher carb ones are actually not arrowroot. I can’t seem to find one with carbs less than 77g per 100g (Holland & Barrett) What one do you use? Is it “keto”?
So I've been checking into different types of gluten free flour. Most of the common ones like Potato Flour, Almond Flour, Tapioca, etc are not available here or are stupid expensive. I recently found out our local bulk store does carry Arrowroot flour but not many other gluten free alternatives I could see.
When I looked it up online most articles were just talking about its health benefits or lack of health benefits and not if it is actually good for baking and to what degree you would sub it for normal flour.
I'm trying to wash my hair less but my hair gets so greasy on day 2/3 that I need to use dry shampoo. Not a fan of the dry shampoo on the market so I was hoping to use one of these as dry shampoo (cheaper too). I've seen various Reddit posts of people using both.
Does anyone use these? Are there pros and cons for either?
Or is there a better alternative entirely?
I’ve been using arrowroot powder as a dry shampoo since last summer. I normally put it in at night via an old baby powder shaker bottle, brush it through, then give it a brush in the morning. Normally this gives it time to absorb the oils a bit better.
But lately my hair looks dull for days after, there’s no extra volume, and for days and days after when I brush my hairbrush and clothes will be covered in powder.
Are there other natural options I should try that might be better and give me the ommpf?
Edited to add: I do not use it nightly, I use it 2-3 times a week.