Botanical name- Panicum sumatrense
This is one of the oldest millets and is native to India. The species name is based on a specimen collected from Sumatra. It is rich in iron and fibre than rice that makes it best for diabetes.
It is cooked like rice and also milled and baked.
It cures anaemic condition, constipation and other gastrological problems.
Botanical name : Setaria italica
This is one of the oldest millet used traditionally in India. Which is domesticated first in China about 6000 years. Rich in protein,carbohydrate, vitamin B and C, Potassium and Calcium.
It supports in strengthening of heart and improves eye sight. Thinai porridge is given to lactating mother.
Botanical name : Paspalum scrobiculatum Kodo millet is originated from West Africa, which is rich in fibre, protein and minerals.
Kodo millet is ground into flour and used to make pudding. Good diuretic and cures constipation. Helps to reduce obesity, blood sugar and blood pressure.