Setaria ITALICA (L.) Beauv.

Synonym : -
Bangla Name : Kaon, Kakun. ,Koin Dhan (Tanchangya).
English Name : Italian millet.
Family : Poaceae
Disease : Acrid, fattening, diuretic, astringent, aphrodisiac , gravid uterus, burning sensations , healing fractures, pains and rheumatism
Description : An annual grass. Culms erect, tufted up to 1.5 m high. Leaves linear or lanceolate-linear, acuminate. Panicle 7-13 cm long, 10 mm wide or more, dense, inclined or nodding, simple, cylindric or lobed or compound.
Distribution : Cultivated in Chittagong Hill Tracts and other places of Bangladesh.
Chemical Constituents : -
Uses : The plant is acrid, fattening, diuretic, astringent, aphrodisiac and sedative to the gravid uterus, useful in burning sensations and healing fractures. It is a popular domestic remedy for alleviating pains of parturition, used externally in rheumatism. It
Habit : Herb