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Millet - The full power of nature

Millet simply is very healthy indeed. The plant itself does not require a lot of attention or water and produces a good yield in areas where other cereals are unable to thrive at all. The fact that millet is a beauty product for hair, skin and nails has been known for centuries. And over the past few decades, millet’s positive effect has been rediscovered. Millet is taken in a number of forms of food supplements.

Millet was a staple as long ago as Babylonian and Etruscan times. Certain types of millet were found in the intestines of Egyptian mummies that were interred at around 4000 BC. Some of these types of millet are still eaten today by the fellahs, peasants in the Middle East.

There are records from ancient China showing that millet was known there as long ago as 3000 BC. Indeed, millet was one of the staples for nearly all the peoples in the Indo-Germanic region.

Due to millet’s short growing season and the fact that it does not penetrate deep into the soil (therefore rendering deep tilling unnecessary) it was a preferred crop for nomadic peoples too. Together with buckwheat it is in fact the main staple for the nomadic Kirghiz and Mongols to this day.

In medieval times, millet was an important food in these parts too, but was replaced in the 19th century by potatoes, corn and rice. It has only been for the last few years that millet has regained ground as a nutritious type of cereal. Today, millet has the most favourable profile of any type of cereal:

And now, for the first time, extraction of the pure and precious high-quality oil from Golden Millet has been successful.

Millet - the beauty grain

The different types of millet are members of the grass family. The following types are mainly used for processing:

Proso millet

Foxtail millet 


The millet most commonly used in Switzerland is proso millet. The ZWICKY millet is predominantly imported from the USA (Dakota). There, the best conditions for good growth are present, i.e. generally warm and sunny. The period between sowing and harvesting (growing season) is only 60 to 80 days. Further large areas where millet is grown can be found in Africa, Argentina, the Balkans and all over Asia. Wherever the climate is too dry to grow rice, millet is the crop of choice.

Unlike Sorghum, both proso and foxtail millet do not have gluten and are therefore less suitable for baking. All the better though for making porridge, pancakes and flans. All types of millet are high in silicic acid, fluoride, vitamins and other minerals which all have a beneficial effect on skin conditions and on the healthy development of lustrous hair and strong nails and radiant skin.

There’s a very good reason millet is called the beauty grain.

As precious as gold

Old folklores about Attila the Hun have it that he regaled his guests only with millet. The Ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras once recommended millet as it gave energy, strength and health. In China, millet was one of the five sacred plants; it helped them to be at one with the gods.

Today, millet is having a comeback as a natural beauty agent. Scientific studies show: the components of millet are not only beneficial to health, they also support natural beauty from within. They have a positive effect on the development and appearance of hair, nails and skin.

Those who chose to eat the wrong things not only risk piling on the pounds but also risk ill-effects on hair and skin. It is not enough to rely on the supposed effects of creams and ointments. The skin is a mirror of what we eat and how we choose to lead our lives.

Millet provides an extra amount of nutrients. The cereal contains numerous minerals and trace elements. These are vital for healthy skin, hair and nails. Millet is not only high in iron but also silicic acid. A sufficient amount of iron in our diet prevents brittle nails and thinning of hair. Silicic acid is an important trace element for our connective tissue. It tautens the skin and also ensures radiant hair.

Millet can be boiled like rice and can be served as a porridge, soup or a side dish. Millet flakes can be served mixed with fruit juice and make a nutritious snack.

If all of this sounds a bit like too much hard work, HIRSANA® Golden Millet Oil capsules twice a day offer the perfect shortcut to radiant beauty and health. They provide 100% of RDA of vitamin E, vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin and biotin.

Studies of efficacy show an improvement of hair lustre as well as thicker hair after only three months.