Botanical Name Setaria italica
Family Poaceae (Grass family)
Origin Eastern Asia
Description Kangu is an annual grass plant that grows up to 120 cm tall. The stem is round and erect, with green leaves that are linear, alternate, and smooth. The inflorescence is a dense cylindrical spike, which is usually 5-15 cm long and 1-2 cm wide. The spikelets are small and have bristles at the tip, giving it a foxtail-like appearance.
Parts Used The grains, leaves, and stem of the Kangu plant are commonly used for medicinal purposes.
Dose The dose of Kangu varies depending on the preparation and intended use.