Foxtail Millet have a sweet, bitter taste. This is a balanced food apart from having 8% of fiber. It has 12% of protein. It’s a good food for diabetic patients. It reduces the cholesterol content in the body. It is rich in antioxidants. There is a lot of fiber, protein, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamins and therefore they are good for children and pregnant women. This is right grain to get rid of the constipation that appears in women during pregnancy. When children suffer from high fever, sometimes they have seizures, which are permanent, sometimes. But Foxtail millet has the capacity to drive away these seizures, weakness of the nerves. It acts like medicine for those who suffer from stomachache and burning sensation while urinating, diarrhea and lack of hunger. As it is rich in proteins and iron it is a good medicine for anemia. As there is a lot of fiber, it gets rid of constipation. Back in the villages, elders used to say from their experience that if you take foxtail millet gruel and take rest then we get rid of fever. Eating foxtail millet is good for girls who suffer from heart ailments, anemia, obesity, arthritis, bleeding and burns. Lung tissues get especially cleaned up hence Foxtail millet is base food for cancer of lungs. This is good food for getting rid of convulsions. Foxtail millet all is also useful to get rid of some kinds of skin diseases, mouth cancer, abdominal cancer, Parkinson’s disease and asthma (along with Kodo millet).
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