(Hindi: Kodra, Tamil: Varagu, Telugu: Arikelu, Malayalam: Varagu.)
Kodo millet is sweet, bitter and acrid in taste. It helps in purifying blood, improving resistance power and overcoming anaemia and diabetes, constipation and good for sound sleep. Also, efficient functioning of bone marrow and to get rid of asthma and kidney problems and problems related to prostate, blood cancer and cancers of intestine, thyroid, throat, pancreas or liver.
They have high nutritious value and therefore a good food for the children. There are plenty of vitamins and minerals in it. This is good for digestion. It has high antioxidant activity. It keeps sugar and cholesterol levels in blood in check.
They provide good energy to those who participate in sprint. If you take these along with other lentils like Bengal gram or cowpea then we get sufficient nutrients that are required for our body. As there is high fibre Benefits of Positive Millets Dr Khadar Lifestyle content it is good for weight reduction.
This is a good food to get relief from the pains caused by long term diseases and to reduce swelling. Kodo millet is good food for the swelling of joints and for women, who suffer from irregular periods, diabetic patients and those who have weak eye nerves.
The flour of Kodo millet is used to smear on swellings. It is also helpful for those diabetic patients who develop gangrene after getting injured on legs. They are also helpful for the recovery of patients who have suffered from dengue, typhoid or viral fevers and are weak.