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Alternative Names

Finger millet, Foxtail millet, Golden millet, Millet, Proso millet, Pearl millet, Wood millet

Scientific Name

Milium Effusum

Why Do People Use Millet?

The oral preparations of Milium effusum (Millet), like millet powder, are used as food items throughout the world. However, in the region of Western Africa, the intake of millet is at highest level. In the region of sahel, millet is estimated to account for about 35% of overall utilization of cereal food in the Gambia, Chad, and the Burkina Faso. In Senegal and Mali, millets constitute roughly 40 % of aggregate cereal food utilization for each person, while in arid Namibia and Niger, it is over 65%. In different African countries, such as Uganda, Nigeria and Ethiopia millets are a significant food source. Millet is thought to be essential food item for the population which are living in the drier parts of many other countries particularly in central Africa, eastern and also in the northern coastal countries of Western Africa. In under develop countries, other than Africa, millet has local significance as a food source in areas of some countries, for example India, China, North Korea and Myanmar. In Foods Items - Millet is consumed as a cereal grain in various food items.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - Consumption of millet along with other food items is considered safe. Fruit also contains cyanogenic glycosides, the concentration of which are usually very low. To rate the safety of flower corn consumed in large amount in food items, there is lack of authentic and reliable information available. Avoid in Lactation & Pregnancy - Milium effusum should be avoided while pregnancy and lactation because there is lack of authentic and reliable information to rate its safety in both conditions.

How Effective Is Millet?

To rate the effectiveness of flower corn there is lack of authentic information available.

How Millet Works?

The most effective part of Milium effusum is its seeds. There is high concentration of starch and a little quantity of fatty oil and protein in millet. It also contains riboflavin and thiamine. Dhurrin is a cyanogenic glycoside, which exists in fruits in very low amount within the range of 0.005 to 5.00 mg in each 100 grams. In contrast, the foliage may have higher levels, as much as 250 to 700 mg in each 100 grams. Millet is thought to have a soothing impacts on the alimentary tract.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Millet?

There is no reported side effect following the use of millet powder.

How Millet Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There is no known interaction of Milium effusum and various supplement & herbs containing items.

How Millet Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Millet Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Millet Interacts With Lab Tests?

Little is known about the interaction of Milium effusum with different lab tests.

How Millet Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

There is no known interaction of millet powder with any disease or condition.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Millet?

There is no typical dosage of dosage of administration of millet.


Millet flour (which is also known as "Bajari" in Marathi) has been generally utilized in Western India for last many decades to make the local staple flat bread (also known as "Bhakri"). Usually Bhakri is made from Jowar (Sorghum) flour.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Millet Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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