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Foxtail Millet Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Foxtail Millet
Glycemic Index / Load
Foxtail Millet
Botanical Name
Setaria Italica
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Su Ya, Huang Su

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Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Foxtail Millet

Avoid the use if you are a Nursing mother. it may cause complications.
Do not take it for long period of time it may cause injuries to the Kidneys.
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Foxtail Millet is a grass.
It is perennial.
It grows in a warm climate.
It grows up to 6 Cm.
Best used for Digestive Disorders.

In TCM :
Foxtail Millet Fruit : Su Ya
Meridians associated : Spleen and Stomach


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Materia Medica for Foxtail Millet

Foxtail Millet General

Foxtail Millet ( Tinai ) is used to reducing the factors of Diabetes. Thus, it is optimal for maintaining the blood sugar levels.
It Antioxidant property removes acidic element away from the body.
It regulates the cholesterol levels of the body to prevent High Cholesterol.
It triggers the digestive system to provide better digestion and cures Digestive Disorders.
It is high in dietary fiber content that is an ideal way to cure Indigestion.
It is favorable in reducing the pain from Stomach Ache.
Foxtail Millet ( Tinai ) is enriched in Vitamin B 6 content which regulates a healthy functioning of the nervous system.
It is a good herbal remedy for the patient suffering from Anorexia.
It protects the arteries wall from any damage to avoid the risk of Heart Attack.
It minimizes the chances of coronary blockage to stop causing Cardiac Arrest.
It combats against Heart Diseases.
It enhances the spleen function that keeps Spleen Diseases at bay.
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Maria michael
10 Feb 2016
im a thyroid patient,can i eat foxtail millets
Soumya Chatterjee
11 Feb 2016
Dear Maria Michael Are you a patient of Hypothroidism or Hyperthyroidism. Because, soy food and millet are usually not good for a thyroid patient. They should avoid it or should take them in small amounts.
16 Feb 2019
Can we eat fox tail millets regularly
Srinivas Rao Gunja
24 Feb 2019
Yes you can. My parents and grandparents used to take regularly. For us it’ll take time to habituate our digestion system.
16 May 2016
Hello Maria michael , My T3 and T4 is in normal range , but TSH is low side. still i can eat foxtail millets
Nik ( INDIA )
16 May 2016
Hello Maria michael , My T3 and T4 is in normal range , but TSH is low side. still I can eat foxtail millets
17 May 2016
Dear Nik
Sorry, but we did not get you what exactly do you want to ask? Are you asking a herbal treatment for Thyroid ? or You want some information about this Herb. Please be clarify and tell us your problem in details.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Patty niece ( Ky )
11 Aug 2016
Fox tail alge that grows in lakes what can you use it for
29 Aug 2016
what are the side effects like loose motion,etc
whether persons having thyroid problems can take this as food,
can we eat twice a day as meal,
06 Sep 2016
Dear buddy
If you are suffering from Hypothroidism or Hyperthyroidism, then you must avoid this herb. Millet is not good for a thyroid patient. They should avoid it or should take them in small amounts. It is known to suppress the thyroid function, can even cause Goitre.
22 Nov 2016
Mine is a hot body , meaning heat element is more in my body. Can I eat Foxtail or Proso Millets
23 Nov 2016
Bobby Take the fruits and veggies which are cold in nature. Mukta Pishti is the herb which will help to eliminate the heat from your body. This herb is cold in nature and can be taken for a month. Take one capsule every day for a month.
Amala ( India / Karnataka )
14 Dec 2016

I am a Thyroid and diabetic patient. My TSH is high.. Please advise if I can take this foxtail Millet.
Latika Ghosh ( India )
19 Dec 2016
Amala. Foxtail Millets suppress thyroid activity and can lead to goiter. So, it is one of the herbs which interferes with the thyroid function. I will suggest that you should no take any chances with your thyroid health, as your TSh is already high. Also avoid gluten containing food. Occasional millet consumption is okay, once a weak. Do not make it a part of your daily diet.
V vrao
04 Jan 2017
Real 100% today I suffering by this foxtail eating!
Anuradha ( India )
07 Jan 2017
Does foxtail millets with husk cause any side effects?those husk cause irritation in throat
Thank you
18 Feb 2017
I am prone to reaction to sulpha drugs and to some extent penicilin group drugs. I had suffered extensive reaction termed as steven johnson syndrome.
21 Feb 2017
Sushant .
It is better if you consult your health care provider regarding this matter. The one who knows the entire history of your disease and the drugs that you have been taking will be able to guide you well. Penicillin is one of the causes of Steven Johnson Syndrome. You should also avoid painkillers. Stay Healthy
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Shivaikumar ( India karanaka )
31 Mar 2017
How much qty of foxtail millet can taken for Diabatic patient
can it be taken daily, instead of Rice
08 Jun 2017
Yes, it can be taken by a diabetic patient.
Deepa ( Tamilnadu india )
24 May 2017
Dear sir/madam

I am 48 years old n I hv just lost my uterus 5 months back n I had anxiety n panic attacks 5 years back

To reduce weight can I take thinai rice for lunch only instead of rice. I am taking nexito 5mg for anxiety disorder

Please advice

Thanks ®ards

R Deepa
Jatin Deb
08 Jun 2017
Do you want to take herb for anxiety disorder or simply you want to reduce weight?
To reduce weight, take Apple Cider Vinegar, daily for 2 months.Add a teaspoon of ACV to a glass of warm water. Drink it twice a day. Do regular exercise. Yes, you may take it instead of rice. For anxiety take Mucuna Pruriens capsule, one every day for a month.
Rose ( Tamil nadu -india )
01 Jul 2017
iam 57 female diabetic taking galvus 50/500 at night and florxiga 10mg before food every morning i suffer from inflammatory bowel disorder and have umbilical hernia can i take foxtail millet everyday instead of rice or do you advise brown basmatiriceplease help
09 Aug 2017
Please consult your doctor before you try any remedy, as you already are taking allopathic medicines.
10 Jul 2017
Does foxtail millet increase gout?
09 Aug 2017
Excessive consumption of Foxtail millet can increase the Uric Acid. So, take it in limited amount.
ANITHA ( India )
13 Feb 2018
Fox tail not available with in many department store. I ordered it. So they got from for me with husk wen I cooked it big disaster. Try to eat then another dieaster. No idea where this available & what is called this in grain store. Plz help
16 Feb 2018
Its Hindi name is Tinai. You may ask by this name.
Ashok ( India )
24 Jul 2018
Is Foxtail good for blood cancer ?
Satish ( India/telangana )
03 Jan 2019
I have uric acid problem, also hypothyroid problem...I feel fatigue after eating any thing like idly or rice s shall take raagii and jawari malt instead of idli and rice also chapathis and curries in the afternoon...
Sagar naidu ( India )
29 Jan 2019
Can Foxtail Millet be eaten raw after powdering it as an energy drink? Please reply!
Jahnavi ( India/telangana )
08 Feb 2019
Iam a breastfeeding mother. Can i have millets regularly?
Lakshmi ( India )
20 May 2019
I have CKD and I am on insulinlakshmi
Can I eat foxtail millet instead of rice
Sry ( India )
10 Jul 2019
I am diabetic patient my age is 27 can I eat foxtail millet regularly? If I eat foxtail millet regularly is leading to thyroid disease and eye problems? Pls tell me sir
Deepak Kumar
11 Jul 2019
Foxtail millet is good for Diabetic people. However, regular use may cause further trouble in people having thyroid. Millets otherwise reduce the activity of thyroidism. It is good for eye health.
Well, you should consult a dietician, so as to be sure of the diet to be taken being diabetic.
Santosh Bharadwaj ( Telangana )
16 Dec 2019
Do fox tail millets cause heat in our body?
17 Dec 2019
Hello Santosh. Foxtail millet keeps you warm. Well, do you take it? Are you having effects?
Pramod gattu ( Telangana )
19 Jun 2020
Which millers best for cough and lunges
29 Apr 2021
By eating foxtail can we loss weight??
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