230 Echinochloa frumentacea Link.
Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
English ► Barnyard Millet.
Ayurvedic ► Ambah Shyaamaaka.
Siddha/Tamil ► Oathupul.
Action ► Whole plant—used for diseases of the spleen and for checking haemorrhage.
The grains are rich in carbohydrates (3.474 wt %) and trace elements (Cu, Cd, Cr, Ni, Fe, Mn, Sn). The total protein content is 4.2 wt% and the total lipids 4.46%. A hormone, oestrogen, is reported from the lipid.
A polysaccharide extracted from the endosperm and composed of glucose was identified as a phytoglycogen.
lysine. Glutelin is the major constituent of protein.
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