RagiSanskrit name: Madhulika
Botanical name: Eleusine corocana
Habitat: It is native to Africa and Asia






  • Rasa (taste): Sweet, Bitter, Astringent
  • Virya (action): Cooling
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Sweet
  • Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha, pitta and vata

General information

Ragi is a cereal plant of Indian or African origin. Ragi is the principal cereal food in India and has many medicinal values. It is a wholesome food rich in calcium and fiber, which helps in boosting immune power of the body and also provide energy and strength. The seeds have astringent qualities and is useful in keeping the digestive system healthy. It is also diuretic in nature and a mild laxative. Ragi is a rich source of minerals and is suitable for all. It also regulates glucose digestion and helps in maintaining the sugar level in the blood.


No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance.

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