Paspalum scrobiculatum Linn

Family ► Gramineae; Poaceae.

Habitat ► Cultivated throughout India.

English ► Kodo millet. Ayurvedic ► Kodrava, Korduusha. Siddha/Tamil ► Varagu. Folk ► Kodo.

Action ► Plant—used as a CNS drug for treating schizophrenia and psychoses.

The plant contains hentriacontanol, hentriacontanone and sitosterol. The grains have often been reported to cause poisoning in men and animals when used as a food; non-poisonous types have been reported from Tamil Nadu.

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