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Also see: Millet - Panic.

A very singular and pretty plant of the grass kind, cultivated in some parts of Europe. The stalk is very thick and firm, round, jointed, and a yard high. The leaves are grassy, but they are large and broad. The flowers and seeds are contained in a long ear, which is broad and flat; it is composed of several smaller ears, arranged on the two sides of the stalk; these spikes are hairy. The seed is round, and is much like millet, only smaller.

The seed is the only part used. It is good against sharp purgings, bloody fluxes, and spitting of blood.

The Family Herbal, 1812, was written by John Hill.