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ECHINOCHLOA FRUMENTACEA

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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).

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. Glutelin is the major constituent of protein.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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