Echinochloa colonum (Linn.) Link.

Synonym Panicurn colon urn Linn.

Family Gramineae; Poaceae.

Habitat Cultivated in Maharashtra,

Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh.

English Shama mifiet.

Ayurvedic Varaka.

Siddha/Tamil Karumpul, Varsanampilu.

Folk Jangali sawuk, Shamaa,


Action Diuretic.

The protein content of the dehusked millet is higher when compared to rice. Except for lysine all other essential amino acids are present in fair quantity. The grains are a rich source of zinc and iron.

Medicinal plants of India ; Ayurveda

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