Foxtail millet, scientific name Setaria Italica, is an annual grass grown for human food. It is the second-most widely planted species of millet, and the most grown millet species in Asia. The oldest evidence of foxtail millet cultivation was found along the ancient course of the Yellow River in Cishan, China, carbon dated to be from around 8,000 years before present.
Foxtail millet has also been grown in India since antiquity. Seed color varies greatly between varieties. Seeds are consumed as a sweet or savory food.
- Rich in Vitamin B12 which helps in maintaining a healthy heart,
- Smooth functioning of the nervous system
- Good for skin and hair growth
- Improves glycemic control
- Reduces insulin, cholesterol
- Fasting glucose in Type-2 diabetes patients.
- Proper function of cardiac
- Helps in cure of Alzheimer’s disease
- Enhance memory
- Cures muscle weakness
- Restless leg syndrome
- It helps to treat food stagnancy
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