Comprehensive Knowledge About The Usage Of Trina Dhanya In Contemporary Lifestyle W.S.R To Millets


  • Athira K G Kandarumadathil House Kerala University Of Health Sciences


Millets, Trina dhanya, Lifestyle diseases, Nutritional benefits


Ayurveda, the science of life gives prime importance to the concept of three pillars of life (Thraya upasthamba) which includes Ahara, Nidra and Brahmacharya. Consumption of pathya ahara (Wholesome diet) nourishes the body, mind and soul. Focal aim of Ayurveda is to preserve health by consuming nutritious and wholesome food. In the present era, the changing lifestyle leads to diseases such as Diabetes, obesity, hypertension, thyroid, cancer, dyslipidaemia, CVD etc. So, it is essential to keep an eye in the consumption of proper nutrition on a regular basis. Among the nutritious food crops, dhanya vargas such as trina dhanya plays a key role in maintaining proper nutritional profile as it serves as good source of proteins, micronutrients, phytochemicals and high dietary fiber. In ayurveda classics, Acharya Vaghbhata mentions the group of millets as Trina dhanya varga, Susrutha samhitha as Kudhanya varga, Bhava Prakasha Nigantu as Kshudradhanya varga. Madhoolika, priyangu, Kodrava, Syamaka, Yava, uddhalaka  are some of them.

               India celebrated 2018 as "The Year Of Millets" and the Food And Agricultural Organization (FAO) has declared 2023 as the "International Year Of Millets" with the aim to create awareness and to increase the production of millets. Recognising the enormous potential of Millets they were rebranded as Nutri-cereals.  Millets includes Pearl millet, Sorghum, Finger millet, Kodo millet, Foxtail millet, little millet, proso millet etc. They are the nutri-cereals which includes 7-12% proteins, 2 - 5% fat, 65-75% carbohydrates, and 15 - 20% dietary fibre and are rich in antioxidants. The group of millets can be called as miracle millets as it has significant role in preventing type 2 diabetes due to its lower Glycemic Index when compared to wheat and rice. It is proved to be effective in reducing blood pressure, reduces the risk of gastrointestinal diseases including colon cancer.

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Kandarumadathil House, A. K. G. (2023). Comprehensive Knowledge About The Usage Of Trina Dhanya In Contemporary Lifestyle W.S.R To Millets. Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM), 11(4). Retrieved from