Synonym ► Panicumfrumentaceum Roxb.
Family ► Gramineae; Poaceae.
Habitat ► Cultivated mainly in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
English ► Japanese Barnyard Millet.
Ayurvedic ► Shyaamaaka.
Siddha ► Kudrraivali pillu (Tamil).
Action ► Plant—cooling and digestible, considered useful in biliousness and constipation.
The millet has a well balanced amino acid composition, but is deficient in
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