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Eleusine corocana - Madhulīkā
Finger millet is an annual plant widely grown as a cereal in the arid areas of Africa and Asia. Finger millet is originally native to the Ethiopian Highlands and was introduced into India approximately 4000 years ago.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Flavonoids, orientin, isoorientin, vitexin, isovitexin, violanthin, lucenin-1, tricin, keto acids; polysaccharide and the free sugars, β-sitosterol glucoside.
|Hindi||Manduaa, Makaraa, Raagi|
|English||Finger Millet, Ragi|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Tikta, Madhura, Kaṣāya
Pittahara, Raktadoṣahara, Vṛḍya, Rasāyana
|Paripinnate||Oblong||Leaf Arrangementis Alternate-spiral|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||2-4cm long||Pink||Flowering throughout the year and In terminal and/or axillary pseudoracemes|
|Oblong pod||Thinly septate, pilose, wrinkled||Seeds upto 5||Fruiting throughout the year|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Finger millet cam be grown successfully from the temperate zone to the tropics, succeeding in arid to humid environments and also at higher elevations than most other cereal crops.
Commonly seen growing in areas
- ”Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume-3” by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No.1117, Published by Divyachandra Prakashana, #6/7, Kaalika Soudha, Balepete cross, Bengaluru
- The Ayuredic Pharmacopoeia of India Part-1, Volume-5, Page no-14
- Cultivation details