Kodo millet known as varagu in Tamil,Harka in Kannada,Koovaragu in Malayalam,Kodra in Hindi & Arikelu in Telugu.Its basically a digestion friendly millet.It is rich in phytochemicals,Phytate that helps in reduction of cancer risks.It helps to reduce the body weight which is most needed for obese people.It helps to overcome irregular period problems in women.It helps to reduce knee & joint pains.Also it is good for diabetic people .It reduces nervous disorders especially in eyes.
If you are looking for a millet that closely resembles rice, then it is the Kodo millet. It is easy to digest and is rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants, all of which helps prevent the occurrence of major lifestyle diseases. Weight loss enthusiasts, this is the millet you have to watch out for. Cook it like rice once in a while but without the guilt accompanied by it. Kodo millet has shown to reduce knee and joint pain, helps regularize menstruation in women among others.