Paspalum scrobiculatum - Ditch Millet, Koda Millet, Hureek
Botanical Name : Paspalum scrobiculatum
English Name : Indian paspalum, Rice Grass, Native Paspalum, Ditch Millet, Water couch, Creeping paspalum
Common Names : Koda Millet, Kodo Millet or Kodra Millet, Ditch Millet, Hureek
Hindi Name: Khododhan, Kodoadhan (Bengali)
Sanskrit : Kodara,Kodu ara, Kodrava, Koradusha, Kordrava, Kuddala, Madangvaka, Uddala, Vanakodrava
Tamil Name : Karuvaragu, Varagu, Varaku
Family Name : Poaceae
Medicinal Uses :
- It acts as Appetizer, Astringent, Digestive, Diuretic, Emollient, Refrigerant, Stomachic.
- The protein content in millet is very close to that of wheat. Millet is rich in B vitamins, especially niacin, B6 and folacin, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc.
- As none of the millets are closely related to wheat, they are appropriate foods for those with coeliac disease or other forms of allergy/intolerance of wheat.
- Celiac patients can replace certain cereal grains in their diets by consuming millets in various forms including breakfast cereals.