Echinochloa frumentacea Link.

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 pfflu (Tamil).

Folk Shamaa, Saanvaa.

Action Plant—cooling and

digestible, considered useful in

biliousness and constipation.

The millet has a well balanced amino acid composition, but is deficient in lysine. Gkitelin is the major constituent

of protein.

Medicinal plants of India ; Ayurveda

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